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

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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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    Current Employee - I  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - I in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    A lot of smart people with a lot of good intentions.

    Cons

    Lots of important work is done on a reactionary level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you truly know what is happening within the business before making assumptions.

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    A good place to work, but clouds on the horizon...

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer II  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Software Development Engineer II in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Citrix offers competitive salaries and a good benefits package. Up to this point individual offices have been the standard, but they're filling up fast so this may not last much longer. There is a good work/life balance - the unofficial motto is "work hard, play hard" - and the focus is primarily results-oriented, so micro-managing is generally not a concern. The company is trying to branch out away from it's traditional flagship product in what is now XenApp, so there are some interesting new things coming down the pipeline.

    Cons

    Every company has these to some extent, but Citrix seems a more conducive environment for them than most. "Coasters" are a big problem, since these people only actually want to appear like they're working. It can result in a lot of "passing the buck" onto someone else's plate and personal responsibility can be hard to come by. Unfortunately, management is not free from these people either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In recent years it seems that Citrix has drifted away from the fun, exciting spirit that the company grew successful within and has become overburdened with politics, process, and marking-driven engineering. I think we are at a critical point now, where it will either continue to diverge, or (hopefully) senior management will be able to exercise a little foresight and readjust the course.

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