Citrix Systems

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Simply the best experience I ever had with an employer

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 (more than an 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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    software engineer

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

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

    Pros

    good team work and management system

    Cons

    not enough strong market direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to protect current value on dev.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    On a slow, slow decline... Not the company it once was!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    If I was to list out the 'pros' of Citrix, they would be:
    - Work/Life Balance
    - Work from anywhere mantra
    - Interesting work
    - Decent benefits and compensation

    End of day, Citrix is a great company to work for but there are definitely growing pains!

    Cons

    The biggest issues I have with Citrix are:
    - Lack of promotion from within
    - Lack of career opportunity
    - The 'old boys' club prevents any new thinking from happening at Citrix
    - The only opportunity is in Santa Clara and not really anywhere else
    - The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them
    - It is very hard to get fired at Citrix (a pro to some degree)

    Citrix is a very political culture and 'who you know' will get you promoted. Promotions do not occur based on merit very often and when they do, they are usually via circumstance or right place, right time. The company is very focused on growing one location (Santa Clara) when they have a lot of talent across the world. The funny thing, the retention rate is an issue in Santa Clara and frankly they would be better served hiring talent who is vested in their other core offices (Raleigh, Fort Lauderdale, Boston (Bedford). The end of the day, Citrix is a great company but they need to start looking at the grunt workers and listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to Citrix would be very simple:
    - Offer up career paths that are either management or an alternative (like a technical career path for a PM or Engineer)
    - Listen to the people in the trenches... sometimes the VPs, Architects and Directors do not have all the answers.
    - Listen to your customers.
    - Stop worrying about pay versus title and worry about hiring the right people for the job and based on their experience, their title should be 'Y'.

    End of day, Citrix in my opinion is going through growing pains and then need to trim some fat , tone up their core and listen to their gut. There are a lot of talented people in the company and location should not matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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