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Citrix Santa Clara Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work culture, flexible working hours, competitive salary

    Cons

    New people joining from companies like Yahoo and Intuit are brining a unhealthy culture with them, and hiring their family and friends without proper screening or interview process. This is going to hit the company's culture on a long run.

    Advice to Management

    Please make the hiring process stringent, and feedback from existing employees and other team members should be valued


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Chaotic downsizing with revolving door management"

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office space, good working conditions

    Cons

    Revolving door management, legacy Florida based company trying to reinvent itself through bad acquisitions, 20%+ reduction in workforce

    Advice to Management

    Shut down outdated solutions and people

  3. "Overall good"

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    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very people friendly.
    Innovation is encouraged.

    Cons

    New initiative takes a back seat.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate at fas pace


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Citrix is on the decline"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros are the same as anywhere. You get standard pay and benefits.

    Cons

    They don't respect their employees. They protect management. Their culture is imposed not organic. Budgets are cut and vacancies are not filled. Policies are not consistent from one manager to another. Suggestions for improvement are not welcome. Practices are outmoded. Subject matter experts are not valued.

    Advice to Management

    Stop dictating to employees. Show some respect. Learn how to lead. Develop a growth strategy. Get with the times. Trust people to know their jobs. Stop with the social engineering. Stop with the fake culture.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative and with a new leader but yet to see execution."

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Citrix full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative: intelligent jerks are frowned upon. Competitive salary. Products selling well. Central location in Silicon Valley and still has cubicles!

    Cons

    Big branch in Bangalore, so frequent late night calls. NetScaler division has very high percentage of Indians. Lacks diversity in Santa Clara.

    Advice to Management

    Get leaders from companies that are cloud first and data first. Pay them well. Else you cannot execute your vision.


  6. "Good Company that is focusing its original business model"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focused on keeping innovation in product and aligning business to core strategy.

    Cons

    Rapid and constant change can be overwhelming and distracting.

    Advice to Management

    Measure the pace of change to see the benefits and progress of the prtior and not undo what was just completed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Life at Citrix"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    flexibility, vacations, small perks such as free drinks, dinner, etc.

    Cons

    politics, not much opportunity for growth beyond a certain level,

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Director Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Product Management in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good benefits and employee policies

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy, and too many people who are not pulling their weight


  9. "Become a Citrite"

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    Current Contractor - Principal Candidate Identification + Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Contractor - Principal Candidate Identification + Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Citrix as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company is transitioning to become a visionary in virtualization

    Cons

    Not Applicable at this time


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Citrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with - bright, caring, and genuine. I really felt like I was a part of a team where we learned from each other, pitched in for each other, and simply enjoyed being with each other. We got things done.

    Cons

    Humility was a value that was prevalent throughout the company and a positive differentiator. The flipside was at times, we over rotated on being too nice. Not a bad problem in the grand scheme of things.


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