Citrix Systems Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
759 Reviews

3.8
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 1-Work life balance is perfect, as you have the ability to work virtually from anywhere (in 128 reviews)

  • Polite work environment - top leadership (CEO MarkT is leaving) enspouses humility and respect (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 21 reviews)

  • Middle management should be trashed , they are ' Yes Men ' who don't stand up for their teams (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good so far. I work in one of the fast moving divisions. Lot of opportunities but overworked at times

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    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 for 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
  2. 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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    Marketing

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    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 for more than a 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely good!

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    Current Employee - TRM  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - TRM in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Open management, Freedom to show your potential, fair compensation and great people to work with . I have enjoyed working here as management acknowledges hard work , gives freedom to execute your ideas and therefore I feel people stick around for very long . Almost like home away from home:)

    Cons

    Not too many policies that encourage transitioning across groups and roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving within the groups should be encouraged

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to work with, nice people and working environment

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You have to freedom of work with your schedule

    Cons

    The challenge is working in the edge of the technolog and come up with you solution quick.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing Company...hope they stay that way

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    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales & Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great vision, high integrity, amazing people. CEO is awesome, but is retiring.

    Cons

    Lots of leadership turnover lately. Will they still be the same company in the future? I worry that some of the new execs are not as strong. I am also concerned about changing CEOs. Mark is amazing, but they need a new CEO who is willing to be bold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold. The industry is changing rapidly, and you won't remain relevant without making big moves. Don't be afraid to take risks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company for College Grads!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    I joined Citrix as a Software Test Engineer when I finished my BS degree, and I've been working at Citrix for almost 2 years. I've had the opportunity to work on several different projects within various product lines. I work with very smart, focused people and have learned a lot from them, but they have learned from me too, and I've seen some of my ideas become reality. I appreciate that they hire young people and respect their opinions. Cloud networking and virtualization is a great vertical, and the company is growing and has a bright future.

    Cons

    You will work hard! The motto around here is "Work Hard. Play Hard." You will work long hours to complete projects, but you can also take a break and play ping-pong with a co-worker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Simply the best experience I ever had with an employer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance, challenging projects, exciting peers to work with, great benefits, free drinks, high quality inexpensive meals, free training, time to work on personal projects, lots of safety nets and more.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of anything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Standard Mediocre Big Tech Company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work Life balance was good. Flexible on remote work, but depends on your boss and group. Facilities are generally nice and well maintained. 401k match and PTO amount was good.

    Cons

    Company is very silo'd. Your experience will vary highly depending on your group. It's your standard big company that is incapable of any innovation on it's own, so acquires many companies haphazardly. Lots of deadwood in the company, lots of mediocrity. Like another reviewer mentioned, this is a place where mid-career engineers come to die. The culture is more akin to it's East Coast roots than Silicon Valley.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your internal processes regarding HR and the way you train your managers. There is too much stagnation and decay that has resulted from not keeping tabs on your employees enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Work, Life, Balance don't pay the bills.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in schedule and decent footprint within the industry.

    Cons

    Vision is obscured and unable to focus on the task at hand. Execution lacks sense of urgency. Compensation is at a industry low and management changes like a game of musical chairs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused and execute the vision. Review compensation to industry standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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