Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
796 Reviews
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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 146 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 30 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 People - A lot of Change

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative

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

    Pros

    The company is focused on success.

    Cons

    They are trying to find an identity for XenDesktop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within - get rid of the "old boys club".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Once a Citrite, always a Citrite

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The title sums it up. After spending more than a decade with the company and seeing it transform from an intimate application visualization pioneer to pushing five billion dollars in revenue across numerous businesses, the company was able to hold on to many of its core values and maintain a unique culture facilitated directly from the top.

    Cons

    While I did have a number of great years, I also had a few difficult ones - due to personality conflicts and so fourth - which is rare for me. Also, being one of the largest software companies and better employers in South Florida means there are a lot of old timers in the organization and this leads to a lack of opportunity for technical growth and career development. Lastly, while I received a few promotions during my tenure, during the last few years when I was performing at my very best I was consistently passed over for the more senior positions in the department and ultimately left the company where I have found greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and timely with promotions. Reward the dedicated, high performers with the positions, titles and benefits that back up their skills and contributions.

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

    Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    People is Citrix best asset. The culture is great and there are plenty of opportunities and multiple products for you to make an impact. Lots of high visibility activities and upper management likes to promote within.

    Cons

    Too many reorgs and team restructuring. Lack of vision in some areas. Too many minir changes without a clear vision on where to go. This impacts consistency and continuity in job duties and affects product quality and development. In need for a leadership change or a major alignment to foster product integration and overall quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a single / few strategies.
    Don't spend so many cycles on products that are not providing results.
    Have a clear vision and long term goals, then execute. No more distractions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work at with opportunities to expand your porffolio

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    Current Employee - Product Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Very tech savvy, get to work with a lot smart people.

    Cons

    The work betweens the teams are not transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a mixed environment, Engineers are very interactive and Management sometimes takes decision without proper concerns

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, Technology, office culture, training

    Cons

    compensation, less discussions, promotions, outside the box

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay competitive salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    tech support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free snack and nice office.

    Cons

    No real promotion, people are stuck in same position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Citrix

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Great people

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great new hire on boarding experience. they literally roll out the red carpet!

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Supportive Manager, visionary executive leadership. Ability to work remote when necessary.... or desired.

    Cons

    None so far. Been a good 1st year with the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure the goals of the organization are rolled diwn through the layers of management to ensure alignment at the employee level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    ranked one of the best companies to work for

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    excellent corporate culture; many opportunities to progress throughout a career, flexibility, good benefits, remote or work-from-home possibilities, leading IT innovator and lots of free training for its engineers with possibility to earn certifications at no cost.

    Cons

    can't think of any but have to write something to meet the 20 word minimum quota, so here's an empty description that serves no purpose.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    One of the best employers in South Florida!

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Compensation and benefits package.
    Very smart co workers and leadership team
    Collaborative work environment and ability to work anyplace, anytime

    Cons

    Need better alignment between departments to do what's best for the company as a whole and not just the individual projects within a team or department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's ok to make some things MANDATORY to avoid different processes and ways of getting work done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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