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Updated August 19, 2017
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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. "ShareFile Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrix full-time

    Pros

    Terrific culture. Opportunities for personal and professional growth. Meritocracy. A place you can build a career.

    Cons

    hard work is hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent as the company grows.


  2. "Inside Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Citrix full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty Flexible and PTO

    Cons

    Clawbacks for the pay structure

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix full-time

    Pros

    -Work from home, schedule flexibility
    -Good Products

    Cons

    -Lack of marketing
    -Lack of compelling vision

    Advice to Management

    -Develop strategic vision


  4. "Enterprise Renewals Sales Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enterprise Inside Sales/Renewals Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Enterprise Inside Sales/Renewals Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, fun work environment, and tons of growth potential.

    Cons

    There were not any Cons.

    Advice to Management

    The Senior Management did a great job while I was there.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Citrix-ShareFile Sales Rep Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time

    Pros

    Great office space.

    Solid earning potential.

    Cons

    Poor middle management - they promote mediocre sales reps into management positions from within, rather than hiring outside talent with more experience/qualifications. Too often they were inexperienced and never top performers in sales. There is also too much focus on metrics/KPIs rather than actual results.

    Citrix does not trust their sales reps to use the products they sell to the world - the slogan 'work anytime, anywhere' does not apply to their employees in sales. They are forcing reps back into the office. WFH days are also being slashed. Ironically, the first sentence for most all sales positions they have posted is "we believe that work is not a place, but rather a thing you do." While their technology revolves around this core philosophy, the way they treat their employees does not.


  6. "Love Working at Citrix!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to nurture and grow your career at Citrix is second to none. Citrix has terrific benefits for their employees which, includes things like tuition assistance, certification reimbursement, and training through our own internal education team.

    The people and teams that I work with are great. There are plenty of opportunities to take on new challenges which, allow you to continue to grow your skills.

    Cons

    At times it can be frustrating getting things accomplished through required "red tape".


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company in the rebound"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Devops Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, great pay and benefits. Great perks and work environment.

    Cons

    Has struggled some meeting investors expectations and coming up with new products, but they are in the rebound now

    Advice to Management

    Keep up investing on your employees and that will continue to bring great talent

  8. "Opportunity for career advancement and great training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix full-time

    Pros

    Great training and opportunities for advancement. If you are driven to succeed, you will do very well and have an incredible opportunity to make a great salary and completely change the trajectory of your career.

    Cons

    It is very challenging and you have to have a lot of grit in order to succeed.


  9. "Overall, Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix full-time

    Pros

    Great company with good, caring people. Benefits are excellent as well. Overall, there are a lot of projects and changes which makes it exciting on a daily basis and contributes to your overall learning and skill sets.

    Cons

    The company is going through a large cloud transformation, which can cause some frustration and unrest, as different teams are trying to decide its future.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Citrix Consulting Favors the Nitro Team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Snacks in breakroom
    2. Cheap lunches in FLL Office
    3. Silicon Valley Location
    4. Proximity to 49 Field in Santa Clara
    5. Offices in FLL and Santa Clara have free parking
    6. Tech Support office in FLL

    Cons

    Is this the company that you want to work for, a firm that has had three CEOs in two years & was pushed to make major changes by an outside investor (Elliot) and has lost market share?

     This firm has not made new products in the last 17 years and is not a market leader in anything.

    If you want to join Citrix Consulting Services (CCS) you must ask yourself, do I want to join a firm that cannot seem to understand what it takes to make successful products and release them to the market?
    For example, XenMobile was introduced too early and was not ready for primetime. The product had major flaws was not intended for environments with over a thousand users and was overly complicated which made it very difficult to deploy.

    Compare Xenmobile to AirWatch. AirWatch is easier to deploy; it can be stood up in one day. XenMobile takes 2 or 3 weeks to get implemented.
    As a result of Citrix's major mismanagement of the Xenmobile product, this product line has fallen into the Visionary quadrant of the Gartner’s Enterprise Mobility Management evaluation.

    Citrix makes money from legacy virtual desktop and virtual application deployments that charge astronomical fees on a yearly basis for renewals.
    You would think that Citrix would try to listen to its customers and modify its product offerings based off of customer feedback, but this is not what Citrix does.

    Let's talk about Citrix Consulting Services. This is a highly polarize polarized and political organization. If you can make it onto the Nitro team then you will progress in your career. If you are not on the Nitro team, then you will be stuck in your position for multiple years. it will probably take you three to four years to move up. This means that if you are a senior consultant, it will take 3 to 4 years to make it to principal consultant. If you are a principal consultant, it will take 3 to 4 years to become an architect.

    If you are on the Nitro team, or the CCAT, then you will be promoted everyone 1.4 or 1.7 years. Many of the CCS graduates wind up becoming Sales Engineers (SEs) after New Hire Training (NHT) because they understand how political the CCS organization is.

    You would think that Citrix would want to learn from VMware but that does not seem to be the case. The now ex CEO of Citrix was a Microsoft guy. You would think that Citrix would have used the ex CEO's Microsoft experience to help Citrix make better products. That does not seem to be the case now that the new CEO was the CFO. It appears that Citrix it seems getting prepared for a sale. The new CEO was the CFO and COO; it looks like Citrix is going to tidy it's books (possibly fire people) so that it looks attractive for selling. If I were in CCS or in the sales organization, I would start looking for another job.

    If you are in CCS you have to learn about the evaluation process. Citrix evaluates consultants in a hierarchical manner. What this means is that if you are a senior consultant, you are being evaluated by all of the Principal Consultants, Architects and the executive team in the Citrix Consulting Services at once. What this means is there is a huge group conference call where everyone around the world has an open opportunity to trash your body of work.

    If you are with the Nitro team, you will have advocates who will speak on your behalf and the strength of their word means more than anyone else. If you are not on the Nitro team, then you will face stiff opposition from other Nitro team members because there will be no one who will be your Advocate. If you are not on the Nitro team, even your direct manager's word does not hold up against the word of Nitro team members. CCS managers have too many direct reports to really understand what you are doing. This means that when the evaluation process takes place, your managers are not your advocates. Your managers are just people who oversee you from an administrative point of view; they do not have an investment in your career.

    If you are with CCS, you either need to become more political and join the Nitro team or your career will go nowhere within CCS. This means that if you are new in technology and a recent college graduate, you will need to join the Nitro team or look to jump to another Non-CCS team if you have aspirations to advance in your career. If you are not with the Nitro team, your life will consist of traveling a lot and receiving no recognition . You will not get raise above 4% if you are not with the Nitro team.

    Advice to Management

    1. Learn from the competition
    2. Train Middle Management
    3. Revise the NHT Program for CCS


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