Citrix Systems

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Pretty decent place to work, but like almost anywhere needs improvement.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Development Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Development Manager in Boston, MA

I have been working at Citrix Systems

Pros

Exposure to many Technologies across the datacenter and the front of the IT house. Good people to work with, salaries are very competetive, pockets of startup type teams/energy. People have the opportunity to take their postitions to the highest level of skill they desire.

Cons

As with many larger companies you get people who are 9-5 ers and it can be a drag on others who have and continue to put in 150% effort. Coming from a smaller company that was aquired by Citrix it can be rough to see new people come in and do the bare minimum.
Projects are often larger in scale then there is time to complete instead of smaller incremental changes that can help control quality. Training for new people is often pushed to the back-burner in favor of tossing new people into the deep end of the pool.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate more often and to a wider audience. Go after the best and brightest. Strive to be a small Google type place to work.
Give more time for developing products, improve project scheduling so it's realistic (build in time for new people/training, etc.)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Citrix very good, but has lost the "family" feeling...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    The People and overall benefits including compensation. Citrix tends to pay their people well, but they've lost site of the personal touch. Still, they are very competitive with their overall compensation and they are TRYING to implement a program of making promotions more objective. Additionally, the people overall are usually very REAL and are by and large, not selfish or self-serving.

    Cons

    The atmosphere and work environment are not the same anymore. They are more corporate oriented and a bit too management-centric now. Too much expected overtime, not enough recognition when you do, and too many dead-end roles. Need to allow workers to get training to grow more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fewer projects, more promoting from within, more teleworking, maybe 4 day work weeks, and more chances for employees to get training to grow.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Citrix- good products, bad employee motivation to remain loyal.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Competitve products overall, market share for their flagship product, good supporting products through acquisitions, relationships with large enterprise companies, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Very hard to get a promotion, they do not recognize or respect the largest contributors on the sales side, but rather penalize them for performing with outrageous expectations and quotas. They do not listen to the field often enough on customer requirements, very slow in delivering key product enhancements that would facilitate more sales, and the compensation plan is below average for the Silicon Valley. They believe everyone is replaceable and therefore will let the top talent walk away with the belief that anyone can manage the top producing accounts which is a bad strategy and proven inaccurate with the results from that strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your sales people, move some qualified and experienced sales people into upper management instead of people with consulting backgrounds, and equally distribute the sales quotas amongst every team, not focusing on the teams that produce the most- driving away the good sales/engineering talent.

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