Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
766 Reviews
3.8
766 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
609 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 1-Work life balance is perfect, as you have the ability to work virtually from anywhere (in 128 reviews)

  • Polite work environment - top leadership (CEO MarkT is leaving) enspouses humility and respect (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 21 reviews)

  • Middle management should be trashed , they are ' Yes Men ' who don't stand up for their teams (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    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 for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free food, coffee. Good working facilities and clean surroundings. New facility and very different from the typical south florida offices.

    Cons

    No regard for employees who are doing the right thing. If the employee is right but it was not the managers idea they get rid of you. Do not trust management-- schemers to protect themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management needs to get more involved

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Know your path and make connections

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and direction; great benefits; great people to work with; family friendly organization.

    Cons

    Some nepotism blocks deserving advancement for employees that have invested time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to review resumes and skills of their employees to guide them in the right direction to the benefit of the team. Management should have small or one on one meetings with underlings, not just their direct staff. ( quarterly conversations)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    XenDesktop Escalation Engineer

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    Current Employee - XenDesktop Escalation Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - XenDesktop Escalation Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, Mobility, Free Snacks, Free Coffee, Competitive pay and Happy Employees!

    Cons

    Long drive for Miami people. Project management also needs to improve.. Contractors that are brought to hire needs to stay for a very long period of time as contractor before they can open the position and offer them to stay permanent. Contractors are treated like second class citizens and many times they are not even invited to corporate events or have access to flexible schedules (Not sharing the culture with Contractors that perform more than regulars, discourage new talent to stay at the company and seek elsewhere).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage more with your team, you may be busy in meetings but we are also attending the business.

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

    Great place to grow

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    -flexibility is great - I loved working from home 3 days each week
    -keeps up to date with trends - I learned a lot as the industry changed
    -excellent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    -you have to be comfortable with change
    -lots of layers of approvals can make it tough to get things done quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate annual goals earlier - like the fall before.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best large Tech Game in South Florida

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    I spent close to 10 years at Citrix and had an overall good run with several promotions and advancements over the years. Work-life balance and benefits are adequate for the high tech industry. Citrix still enjoys a lot of brand recognition in this industry.

    Cons

    Politics
    Too much second and third tier talent - even in executive positions
    Personal success is highly dependent on the team and the leadership up to the VP. Some teams are great, some are garbage
    Despite lip service to the contrary, promotions and compensation are NOT based on merit. Politics, cliques, and the numerous acquisitions distort the picture greatly
    Culture and values are formalized and written down, but are often not adhered to. Sadly, there's little consequence for behaving unethically so long as the offender has the right network of friends in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am glad that there is now some certainty around the CEO position. Now focus, focus, focus, and get rid of some of the fat and rot and you'll do fine.

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

    Just Another Corporation Now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compensation is decent, liberal time-off policies, pleasant work environment

    Cons

    Values have changed. They've started shipping jobs to India. 60+ hours a week are regular

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should regulate the micro-managing of lower management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great working environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Open work spaces, tri-rail access, free snacks and drinks

    Cons

    To many groups working on the same thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Citrix is a Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have learned a lot working at this company

    Cons

    Not understanding how to be successful in my current role

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Technology, Poor Management, and No corp. sales support.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Goleta, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Goleta, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -New leadership has made some bold changes that should produce long-term benefits (it was long over due)
    -Great people work here and really care for each other
    -Base and benefits are pretty good
    -Company tries it's best to artificially improve company culture

    Cons

    -Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here)
    -Majority of management is out of touch and downright useless
    -Commision is the most volatile I've seen in all my years
    -Large amount of voluntary turn-over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your priorities, ensure that you're taking care of your employees to avoid costly turnover. Secondly improve upon the product and provide your team with the tools to be successful. Lastly, get rid of the bloated management that are still pushing the same ineffective processes and not inspiring new talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Constant restructuring and unstable atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, work-from-home options, decent salaries. High performers are allowed to self-direct and not be micro-managed.

    Cons

    Culture of fear - "go along to get along". Evolving into a souless organization. Exec management out of touch with their teams, can't tell the slackers from the ones working endless OT to deliver and grow. Much talk about teamwork but in reality people climb over each other and focus more on self-promotion and taking credit than achieving common goals. Status quo rules; difficult to take risk and implement innovative ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the people in the trenches to get a true pulse. Get management on board with providing clear direction and connecting with their teams. Employees are humans, not man-hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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