Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
807 Reviews
3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 22 reviews)

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Tech Support Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, salary is comparable. Lots of days off, great culture

    Cons

    Can be high stress and you can be on the phone for hours on end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing I can think of off top of my head

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good experience. You must be part of the inner circle to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to be very flexible for workshifting. Shakeup of executive leadership was much needed and created a more positive, accountable atmosphere. Overall the executive team is improving dramatically.

    Cons

    there is definitely a bias towards hiring and promoting younger people regardless of their skillset if they are excellent brownnosers. The latest round of One Citrix merging has started to add a level of bureaucracy that is sometimes painful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within based on skills not who you know or by age but by merit. Give employees more flexibility in workshifting. The recent focus on NPS has moved the ship in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work except for the politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture; Great people; Great vision from the top!

    Cons

    Lots of politics at the top levels with leaders focused on their own gain. GREAT CEO, but below that it falls apart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Citrix goals, not your personal goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to park your career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Good benefits
    Friendly colleagues
    Somewhat competitive salary

    Cons

    Make sure pick right career path from the start. It is better to be a developer rather then a software testers.

    Take long time to move up the ranks if you don't know the "trick". Hard work can only take you do far. Need to really "fight" for your promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Unlike the others, this is a review from someone who is neither management or a male engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    It's a calculated risk, but if you're fresh out of college and need a large company on your resume, it does help with that. It's actually great for the resume, but you'll have to set a time limit for yourself and remind yourself that NO, not all companies are like this. It gets better.

    Cons

    The #1 challenge of working at Citrix as a woman: sexual harassment.

    No one does anything about the men's behavior, and no one cares. There's a great coffee counter they added, and then a week later a group of guys permanently moved themselves and their laptops right in front of the coffee area and stare at girls inappropriately as they wait in line.

    A man acted very inappropriately in the elevator to me early on there, and after I told others, he continued to act this way. He would stop and stare at me up and down in the cafeteria, at company events — anywhere, in front of anyone.

    It gets very old being sold "perks," but finding out very well that you can only use the company gym on off hours with a group to avoid being hit on or leered at, or having to ask a friend to go with you to the coffee bar because there's safety in numbers with the dude that will stand close enough to smell your shampoo all the way through the line.

    #2 challenge: Office politics at a level I have never seen before or after, and abusive behavior from management.

    I watched management personally insult employees horrifically ("I hate your personality and your jokes aren't funny"), and then decide in cycles to pinpoint particularly employees to be shouted at in meetings and made to cry in weekly meetings. I watched management circle the workspace to look over our shoulders, three times daily on the dot.

    And slowly, as some of the most victimized employees became more exhausted, they took their experiences to HR, and to upper management. Nothing happened. No one cared. That management is still there, still treating the employees the same way after years. Still making everyone cry. I left after 3 others had quit (with or without new jobs), and after I left, 3 more and counting have also given notice. Upper management sees no problem.

    Bottom line: Things will happen. You will cry when you leave work, and no one will care. You may talk to management, you may talk to HR, and they'll be reassuring, but nothing will change and no one will risk their own good standing to say "There's a problem here." If you have problems, keep this in mind. You have to a) suck it up until you have a respectable amount of time on your resume, or b) quit at a possibly inopportune time for yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have advice for upper management because I haven't seen anyone in upper management that I didn't think was full-on part of the problem. They all just need to stop -- stop this company, stop enabling horrible behavior, just QUIT.

    But I have some advice for the shareholders: RUN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Company which still tries to find a place on the market.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Quite good pay, specifically for South Florida.

    Cons

    There seems to be no idea how to drive the company to the future. The goal to become a 5B company by 2015 does not look achievable. The cloud bandwagon moves much too fast for Citrix. Nobody above manager position has deeper knowledge about technology and the only bright star is a visionary CEO. Therefore big decisions are made by "trusted" people and without broad discussion. A culture of saving money in wrong places is astonishing. One of side effects, the key IT positions are understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can somebody evaluate directors performance? Does company need this bureaucracy layer in its structure at all?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, Upward mobility, great work-home freedom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Company, Steady work flow, Great people, Fun games everywhere, good compensation, young environment

    Cons

    Work late, More compensation, healthier food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work and grow up professionally and personally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, work life balance, environment. etc

    Cons

    No Cons that I can talk about Citrix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No Cons that I can talk about Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Company culture is a sham!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    cool co - workers .

    Cons

    middle management, good old boys club , friends that look out for their friends and to hell with everyone else. bunch of so called "managers" who don't know anything other that n what is in front of them.
    micro-managing
    unrealistic goals to no process just off the cuff development ... LCM team is overrun with people that have only worked at citrix and feel that they know more than anyone.
    if you like variety and using your brain and be a robot then look for other teams not LCM!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try listening to your workers disagreeing with managers who are milking projects to maintain their own longevity and let everyone else fall by the way side.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    This place is heaven!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, great people, and an incredible culture that is staunchly protected. This, and the fact that they run their business with the mindset of; "Take care of your people, they take care of the customer and the shareholders are happy as a byproduct" This is not lip service, they live it. There is a reason that Mark Templeton has a 94% approval rating. He is awesome!! I hope that this company doesn't grow up like all of the other Wall St. driven companies. If not, I hope to spend the next 20yrs here.

    Cons

    The fact that I didn't come here 20 years ago..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Approves of CEO

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