Citrix Systems

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Citrix is a hidden gem in the Enterprise Software space that continues to be overlooked

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

Pros

Products are innovative and on the cutting edge of technology
Citrix understands the software business
Lots and lots of opportunities to learn and expand your skills

Cons

Too many people are afraid of failure so they prevent significant work from getting done
Stale leadership at the top

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Accept more risk and allow failure to occur as people learn from their mistakes

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Architect in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Citrix is a vibrant company that is constantly changing and does a great job of helping employees manage that change.
    We are constantly working with new technology, and we're encouraged to try new things and be creative in what we do everyday.

    Cons

    We can use a little help with career development programs - currently there is no clear way to move around the organization and no program to expose employees to other facets of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company, generally great people, great place to work with a few growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Customer Support in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    - Flexibility for some employees
    - good pay and benefits
    - many great people to work with on the individual contributor level
    - great place to work
    - high respect for the individual
    - generally nice people to work with
    - employees generally empowered and trusted
    - well balanced for a company this size at this level of growth, operationally
    - recognition for outstanding efforts

    Cons

    There are actually very few cons, most of these observations are isolated and also apply to most companies.
    Citrix Online in Santa Barbara
    - politics and CYA running rampant
    - human resource allocations in key operational areas not keeping up with growth
    - a lot of talk about ability to design and grow your own career, but difficult to be considered for other positions, especially outside your own department, most roles hired from outside rather than recognizing and developing talent from within
    - inexplicable hiring, unqualified or inept people for many important roles, in this economy and for such a great employer it should not be difficult to hire better
    - few employee growth, career enhancement or training offerings
    - lack of accountability in leadership and management, no one wants to recognize, call out, admit to or openly correct mistakes
    - hierarchy enforced caste system. if you're not in management, a common perception that if you're not given as many benefits and opportunities and are expendable
    - very little career advancement opportunities unless you're in the upper echelon or inner circles, then sometimes people are promoted to roles they are not qualified for or in quid pro quo
    - inequality in work load management and poor strategic allocation of resources
    - greater need to recognize, promote and retain their best talent in the ranks
    - some departments and teams overworked and can't get resources, others have more than enough resources and a great work-life balance
    - asked to cut costs at bottom of hierarchy while waste is rampant with sr. management and execs
    - disconnected and ineffective marketing considering the size and spend of marketing department. marketing and sales departments disconnected
    - products slow to improve. lack of real innovation, same old products with few new features and not competitive
    - perception of total disconnect between Sr. and Exec leadership and what's going on at the front line - lack of partnerships with other companies and integration with other products. Missing out on strategic business development with 3rd parties could impact long-term growth and profitability
    - long-term strategic vision not well or clearly communicated, growing concern among the ranks on direction
    - middle and upper management only want to hear good news, lack of effort to address real issues
    - poor new hire orientation
    - no distilling or reinforcement of corporate culture, not well communicated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep Citrix Great! Hire better, smarter, passionate, genuine and more inspiring people and make efforts to communicate and encourage what is mostly a great culture. Recognize talent and promote from within. Get connected to the people on the front lines who work with customers every day and ask them what they need to do their job better and enable them to offer better service and support for customers. Solicit anonymous feedback and share it openly, take action on recurring themes that need to be addressed. Instill accountability, have leadership openly admit where improvements can be made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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