Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
879 Reviews
3.7
879 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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 149 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 27 reviews)

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 29 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't go here if you are in sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They guarantee the first three months of commissions

    Cons

    They give you no ramp up time and have unrealistic expectations. You are completely on your own when you join here. You get zero support from your sales manager. Don't go here if you have any other offers or want some stability because you won't have any at Citrix. Churn and burn with the AE's. My clients told me that I was their 5th rep in the last two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give salespeople time to ramp up. It is unrealistic to give them 90 days when there is no pipeline.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    RUN

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Associate Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Free lunches, snack and employees

    Cons

    All politics. It's a revolving door and your sales for the first 90 days are out of your control. You do the prospecting and depend on the sales closers to execute the deal. The closers don't care about your deals considering they have other tasks they are responsible for. It's like a corporate college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who actually like their job and know what they are talking about. Stop hiring friends or friends of friends. Qualify your applicants more thoroughly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not recommended for Consulting Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good technology in the NetScaler product.

    Cons

    Where do you start,,, culture of confrontation. Very hierarchical though they claim they are not,, there lies another issue,, misinformation. They tout Work/life balance, but their idea is work becomes your life. They make you feel like they created the company and you are just lucky enough to benefit from their work... no team culture, more Us(employees of 4 + yrs) and them(new employees).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consulting Services is broken and you either don't know it or don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 18 people found this helpful  

    Once Great!

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Citrix was a great company on the road to a billion. Great products, happy customers, good lifestyle in Florida...

    Cons

    Florida is seen as non-strategic, culture of distrust. management disconnected with the people who actually work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company lost its soul because everyone is afraid of being truthful to Mark Templeton, the CEO. Mark see's descent as disloyalty and eventually gets you fired....indirectly as he doesn't have the guts to fire anyone directly! Build a solid management team, take some risks and maybe you will have a future...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    So far it's the best company I worked for

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Challenging task
    Management open to new ideas
    Very technical teams
    Challenging tasks

    Cons

    Job Applying process is terrible
    gaps in communications between teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very challenging

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are a technical person you will love the challenge in this company. Company culture is awesome. They also offer work from home.

    Cons

    Needs more transparency and improve on the work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic company to work for - great benefits and coworkers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, a lot of smart people, compensated well for high performance

    Cons

    Can feel like a number sometimes - with over 600 people in one office, the bottom line is easy to prioritize. Need to figure out how to deal with diminishing returns on the sales team in ways other than brute force and making more calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to pivot - just because something worked in 2012 with 50 sales reps doesn't mean it scales to a team 400% of that size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company with its share of issues

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Super flexible hours, good work-life balance
    Nice, friendly people who are all approachable
    The work-shifting capabilities, it's so nice to be able to work from home
    Lots of catered lunches, snack room, gym onsite, good cafe

    Cons

    Getting larger, more departments are being overlooked
    Management can be inefficient
    Career opportunities aren't clear

  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Startup mindset with big company issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    It *used* to be flexibility to work remotely, decent benefits. There are pockets of brilliance within the company (ShareFile, for example, J. Lipson is great) but even those pockets of a good culture are being eroded away. Great respect for M. Templeton as CEO, I find him inspiring, but facilitating of bad behavior in senior leaders.

    Cons

    There are divisions within the company. Rather than operating as one business unit, it operates as many "mini" companies, each with it's own silo'ed goals and culture. The SaaS division is a complete mess, and can't seem to get themselves organized around anything. Forget using data to persuade decision making, it's all about insider relationships and squeaky wheels. The overall company culture behind humility, integrity and respect is great in theory, but spend time with the SaaS leadership and you'll find that that's only when they are public facing.

    Despite being a company that empowers people to "work and live their own way" there is an increased push to bring employees back into the same office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the talent you have shine, put the right people in the right jobs. Stop the old boy club and stand up for the humility, integrity and respect mantra, don't let it be idle chit chat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Financial Analyst Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Fast growing company, A lot of opportunity for future career.

    Cons

    The Bay Area building was fairly new the time I worked there so it was a bit confusing to find people at first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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