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Citrix Cambridge Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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Pros
  • Really embraces work-life balance and flex working (in 356 reviews)

  • Company is happy to provide training's, work from home (in 81 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance in support organization is not great as there is a usually too many things to get done (in 58 reviews)

  • The upper and middle management had several major instances of reorganization (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Software Test Engineer 2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, Not much pressure and bit relaxed and fun atmosphere with good co-workers, mostly young.

    Cons

    Not great with pay and other benefit packages.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent culture but lost focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent innovative culture
    - Very relaxed
    - Good scope for growth

    Cons

    - Lost focus and trying to copy other companies
    - Some really bad managers
    - Sometimes visibility is more important than actual work

  3. "Full of Learning Opputunities"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very dynamic and awesome place to work. Lots of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation is not that great. The higher level management can hinder some good ideas.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Great colleagues - shame about Management"

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    Current Employee - Principal Technical Author in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Technical Author in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest and brightest people I've ever worked with. Truly collaborative environment. Very little pulling 'rank'. Great benefits, good working environment, modern offices.

    Cons

    Constant changes in direction and its strategy, confused product portfolio. Seemingly annual restructuring (AKA - Redundancies); knee-jerk reactions to share price.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing direction!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer Engineer II in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer Engineer II in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative and full of good people. Very helpful colleagues. You get lots to learn. You get chances to prove yourself.

    Cons

    Management shuffling triggers lots of disturbance in regular project execution. Compensation might not be that great. Top level management should not interfere with the project execution process

    Advice to Management

    Does not matters


  6. "Software Test Engineer"

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    Former Intern - Software Test Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Software Test Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Citrix as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Good culture and a great opportunity to work on interesting projects. Flexible hours allow working from home when needed.

    Cons

    Culture can feel different depending on your team.
    No overtime paid. They say remote working is allowed and my manager never refused when I asked, but the atmosphere felt like I should avoid it.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Citrix review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great products - the work is interesting and challenging. Company culture is has been very positive - the values such as Integrity are important.

    Cons

    It's not the same company it was even looking back 2 years. The focus and leadership is lacking - there have been too many strange acquisitions that have not added to the core business. This has eroded the culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get back the culture! Stop spreading the company so thin and re-focus on the core businesses and technology. Move quickly to replace CEO, as a new CEO is more likely to re-energise and re-focus the company.

  8. "Great company to work for overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great offices, nice atmosphere, many nationalities, doesn't feel like a job, great benefit package, and very good level of wages compared to similar positions elsewhere

    Cons

    Too many management layers, very difficult to get your voice heard, a lot of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Practise what you preach, and give the benefit of the doubt to employee.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Software Engineer in Test Automation"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional, Open Source Enthusiast and the Otherwise Average Joe in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Professional, Open Source Enthusiast and the Otherwise Average Joe in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Citrix has a rich culture of fostering growth through exposure to huge amounts of technology and innovation, an atmosphere of rich and varied peer engagement, different engineering approaches and disciplines and the freedom to express yourself as an engineer. It is a great place grow as an individual while also progressing the collective.

    Cons

    Citrix has grown through acquisitions of smaller startups that are seen to enrich the product/service portfolio, while this is great for diversity, it does make integrations and the intent to streamline operations difficult to realize. There also seems to be an almost constant urge to change with redefinition of business and operational strategies (almost every 18 months or so) that never get implemented fully to - and this can be a bit unsettling as it not only leaves you wondering if the benefits have been actualized but it reflects frequent changes in working practices, tools and methods, reporting structures, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on the frequent change. Play well with the industry trends and best practices. Encourage more openness and dialogue.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free MSDN
    Fruits and sandwiches
    Flexible working hours
    Can work from home quite frequently
    Some good colleagues

    Cons

    Weak senior leadership, i.e. Directors, VP's.
    Old boys clubs
    Political agenda's of Citrix lifers get in the way of technical projects
    People who are in certain circles spend too much time gossiping and planning the downfall of others.
    Citrix has a policy of retaining the most incompetent senior leadership for years in the UK at least.
    There are some good people in HR but some bad as well, some of them are the senior leaderships pets.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees not yourselves, you are easily replaceable whereas your employees are not.
    HR should closely evaluate the senior leadership's people skills as some of them treat staff badly, HR should also be evaluated by someone else as HR turns a blind eye to some bad incidents that occur at Citrix.


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