Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
800 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company, but terrible managers have people walking out and upper management &HR does not address the real problem .

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Position
    Current Employee - Senior Position

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

    Pros

    I've been with Citrix for over 7 years. Love that you can work on cutting edge technology, great work from home policy, competitive wage.

    Cons

    Managers are hiring people with no technical skills leaving the work load on those that haven't yet left the company. This is not company-wide. If you get the wrong manager, be prepared to work every weekend and 10-12 hour week days in order to meet their unreasonable expectations. And even then, don't be surprised to get a 2 % increase and a decrease in any variable target cash, while they use up the budget needlessly flying in and out of the country (GTM?).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing some great long-time employees due to managers that do not know how to lead (fear factor, no work-life balance, zero empathy).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great People - A lot of Change

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Once a Citrite, always a Citrite

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Steady growth and job security

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    The CEO (Mark Templeton) is a man you can die for.
    Steady growth
    Job security
    Large company, but feels like a startup
    Diversity and respect

    Cons

    The organization can seem pretty disorganized to new comers and even old employees. We need to do a better job of helping people find the information they need. We also need to communicate vision more effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more agile and divest all you non-core and non-performing technologies. We also need to do a good job of translating vision to reality.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work at with opportunities to expand your porffolio

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    tech support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Citrix

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

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

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

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