Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Nice Place to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Innovative surroundings
     - Very friendly work culture

    Cons

    - Poor pay package compared to industry standard

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Helpful (9)

    Great company... At first?

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, Support, Largest Employer in South Florida, Wellness Rooms, Free Snacks, Drinks and Food.

    Cons

    Lowest Paid Employer compared to other employers, Culture is ran by managers that were pretty much hired from craigslist and because of their lack of vision, employee morale is an all time low, Contractors are treated like viruses. We can't do anything with full time employees. Citrix stopped paying for weight loss surgery because it didn't seem "popular". I guess you can say that when all of your sales team is thin college graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of restructuring full time employees and contractors, restructure your leadership. I'm 27 years old and can probably perform better than majority of the senior directors. Employees continuously gossip about how bad they are treated. It's hard working on the 3rd floor of 851 because managers dump work and never praise successes.

  3. Good Comp, uncertain future

    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, work life balance

    Cons

    The technology is brittle causing much customer stress/churn.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Accommodating but slow work environment

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is accommodating to employee needs.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic tendencies and constant changes in company structure cause upheaval.

  6. Helpful (6)

    Great Company, Problematic Middle Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Citrix culture is amazing and their mantra of "Work hard, play hard" is evident in everything they do. Great community. Good benefits and salary. Opportunities to work remotely in most cases and a causal dress code. As mentioned in another review, there are also good opportunities for advancement and regular performance reviews. _Direct_ (with emphasis) management trusts and respects you and treats you as a professional. Beverage and snack perks, and a hot breakfast on Fridays.

    Cons

    A somewhat new addition to the middle management with the Support organization has a viewpoint that runs in stark contrast to the Citrix culture and as such, working within this area has become less about caring for the customer and more about metrics. At the time of writing, salary offerings/raises are trending in a negative direction in comparison to the rest of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Stick hard to your core values of treating all people with respect, honesty, integrity, and compassion and shake off anyone in the organization that doesn't meet that standard.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Not what you may think it is from the outside

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Coffee and snacks, young co workers

    Cons

    Career path is very limited as they recruit from college's then move to renewal sales, then Territory Manager. If you don't want to do sales and you are hired for that there is no chance of getting out. Layoff's. At the end of the quarter you feel like a collector calling customers non stop asking for the PO! Not a sales job in my opinion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company in the wings of change...

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life-balance, people, ability to work remote, etc.

    Cons

    Too much change for changing sake and lack of "leadership"...not "management.

    Advice to Management

    Better accountability at all levels.

  9. Great Company to work for

    • 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Excellent salary and benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours. Poor communication at all levels of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    None

  10. Helpful (1)

    Worked @ Citrix

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and meet smart people.
    Great technology.
    Good mid-management.
    Good potential for growth if you have the right attitude.

    Cons

    Certain changes in Senior Management negatively affect the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Look at your employees as the foundation of the company, not as numbers only.
    Involve your employees in the company's strategic planning.

  11. Great company, great people

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary is competitive, culture is great.

    Cons

    not many cons, little fiefdoms and cliques.

    Advice to Management

    Control hiring better so you don't have to lay people off every six years

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