Citrix Systems Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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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. 11 people found this helpful  

    Once Great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good work Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, if you are motivated you can contribute without hinderances

    Cons

    People can feel overwhemed and overused at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic employee policies, awesome company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great pay for the amount of work you have to do. I love it because even though they don't have a 20% policy like Google does, informally you can spend as much time as you want to deepen your technology skills - even in areas that are completely unrelated to your work. This kind of forward thinking has led to some of the highest employee satisfaction in the industry/country etc.

    Cons

    I wish they had more Cappuccino machines - as you can tell I can't complain much about my employer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't change a thing. I've heard from my dad that Bell Labs used to be like this - focus on long term and not go quarter by quarter - you will have happy employees (and smart ones too) and happy employees will result in great corporate success, profits etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good so far. I work in one of the fast moving divisions. Lot of opportunities but overworked at times

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Great Culture
    2. Engineering oreinted organisation.
    3. People are valued.

    Cons

    1. people feel overworked.
    2. Lots of focus on handling current customers and less on future oriented projects. This is due to competing priorities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Run and never come back

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Working from home if you lucky.

    Cons

    The worst managers I've ever seen. They will use every dirty trick they can and then deny everything a week later.

    Re Org every 3 months.
    Forget about career growth, this is where your career goes to die.

    I can go on and on, but if you reading this and thinking about joining, do yourself a favor and Don't!

    The most painful thing was watching good smart people getting destroyed by horrible managers and not being able to do anything about it.

    The most useless HR in the industry.

    When I got an offer from a different company, it was my happiest day at Citrix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you doing, because it doesn't matter anymore, the damage is done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great marketing, Tearable products

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Sorry can come up with any, so blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah

    Cons

    marketing pushes boundaries, not really truthful in most cases, don't trust them as far as I can through them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a good place to work

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    • 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 (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
  11.  

    Marketing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great projects,people and Silicon Valley location

    Cons

    Decision making at HQ is not in tune with Silicon Valley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move and think like Silicon Valley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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