Citrix Systems

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    I am glad I was one of th oens laid off

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Escalation Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great work life balance

    Cons

    company management clueless HOW DID THEY GET IN THEIR CURRENT SITUATION?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Citrix is not what is once was...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Great Work/Life Balance... You can pretty much work from anywhere.
    - BYO program... freedom to use device you want.
    - Pay is solid.
    - Mark Templeton is a great CEO.

    Cons

    - Culture is slowly dying and the company is too focused on growth than keeping a great culture and moving fast.
    - Focus is on office consolidation so if you are not in one of the 'core' offices, then you are at risk.
    - No growth potential... Citrix prefers to hire off the street rather than promoting from within.
    - Recent middle management hires just don't get the culture.
    - Not enough women in the management ranks.
    - Acquired companies basically 'vest in peace' and Citrix does not invest properly to ensure integration happens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Promote entrepreneurship within Citrix and allow for groups outside Australia to innovate knowing it will cost X over Y years.
    - Figure out a formula to acquire companies and integrate them faster.
    - STOP killing products!
    - Get back to the Citrix of 2000-2009... those were the years!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    DONT BELIEVE THEIR PROMISES TO GET YOU TO JOIN.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Free beverages and work from home days.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, management is not quality compared to other Tech companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus and actually manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, questionable middle-management team.

    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good products, friendly and helpful/resourceful people
    Most organizations know about Citrix or have used their products

    Cons

    Career path
    Middle-management
    Growth through acquisition only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and strive to see your reps grow, build their career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    The compensation is okay and will allow you to live comfortable.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good work&life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    very nice to employee, good pay.

    Cons

    company as whole, not doing well recently.

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Citrix

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    Current Employee - Tech Support in Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    -Citrix pay's very well.
    -The work environment is very good.
    -The benefits are also good.
    -THey have a gym on campus.
    -They have a cafeteria on campus
    -a lot of opportunity to grow
    -feel like you're a part of something big

    Cons

    The training (for my position, tech support) was lacking. They are more eager to get bodies in the door than really train you to do well in the position. Very much a sink or swim mentality. However, they are gracious through the process and are upfront that they are that way. It just won't suit everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are AWESOME!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Who said you can't have it all

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    citrix treats us like we're valuable, human beings unlike most S. Florida companies. The pay is extremely competitive. And the benefits are great. They offer a flexible work environment and give you plenty room to explore and innovate. They hire talented people who for the most part carry their own weight+.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management. Lack of communication and collaboration between divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get over the politics. Do what's right for the company, not for your ego.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great coworkers, but too much change and instability

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    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative- Online Division
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative- Online Division

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, the products I sell, and the fact that I can more or less work independently without being micromanaged (for now anyway).

    Cons

    Extremely siloed. Decisions are made in vacuums and I have serious doubts that anyone in upper management knows anything about those working below them beyond the numbers they produce. Change is drastic and constant (I've had 3 different managers in 8 months and they recently changed almost everyone's account base, comp plan, and market segment with only about a week's notice). Speaking to people in other departments is strongly discouraged- you must go through your manager or submit a case request. Either way, you'll be waiting days for a solution, if you get one at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no reason for 6 layers of management. Numbers are useless if you don't know what to measure. Get in touch with people working directly with customers! Stop being so delusional and expecting that people can instantly adapt to sudden and drastic change.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Technical Lead Support Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Citrix allows someone to learn the way that best suits them via self paced training and mentorship. Team members are strongly motivated to help new hires become productive and knowledgeable members of the team. Great employer contribution to healthcare plan, salary and PTO structure. Managers place your career path goals above selfish desires to keep a valuable employee in a given position and are anxious to assist you in achieving those goals. Also, love the voluntary weekend work.

    Cons

    More and more emphasis (and layers of work) has been placed on engineers in the documentation process of cases. Though this is intended to provide valuable data for tracking recurring issues, it places an extra burden on the technical support engineer who already has a notoriously stressful job to begin with. I fear we are losing the culture that made Citrix the unique company it was and trading it for "industry standard" practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the live classroom training and combine it with self paced learning for new hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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