Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
778 Reviews
3.8
778 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
620 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 140 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 28 reviews)


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

  • Rest of Management well intentioned but too middle management powerless and toothless dogs (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Internship Program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere, very nurturing of its interns. I feel as though I can get involved in whatever I want, if it interests me. No one really cares when I show up or leave, so long as I am getting my work done.

    Cons

    Not a lot of supervision/oversight. I feel as though I could profit from someone telling me what to do more, rather than going out and finding work, myself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on innovating in terms of new products and services, rather than expanding the largest possible market share.

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

    Great people

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

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

    Pros

    Citrix has smart, dedicated, and talented people. The products are also great. I worked at Citrix for over 10 years and I learned a lot and worked on some fantastic product launches.

    Cons

    Job security. Can move slow at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good

    Cons

    Great people to work with. Option to work from home several days per week.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Probably the only thing good about working here now is the free GoToMeeting and GoToMyPC accounts.

    Cons

    What is really disturbing is the way the sales team in the west constantly backstab's each other. The Rockies team is extremely toxic, backstabbing at every chance, not only to other employees but to management. And management doesn't do anything about it. Not the type of Culture I'm sure Mark T. wants in his organization. Bad management. If you are a new employee you will be setup for failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If all you look for are problems, then that is all you are going to find. And if you can't even see the problems in front of you, well then, I can't help you, you will be a victim of your own fate.

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

    Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 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
  7.  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Very Nice place to work

    Cons

    Compensation could be much better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Valuable sales experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome, high performers can move up the ladder quickly.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Casual yet Professional

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

    I worked at Citrix Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of people on the team from different backgrounds academically and ethnically. Great environment for people starting their professional career. Room for growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little slow to change. Lots of layers in decision making. Being a tech company internally it can sometimes feel a bit antiquated. Would imagine the company to be a lot more agile in managing change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Know your path and make connections

    • 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 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
  11.  

    XenDesktop Escalation Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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