Citrix - It all went south so quickly in the past year | Glassdoor
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    "It all went south so quickly in the past year"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Knowledge gain. You'll be able to learn a lot while working here, the reason being that you'll be working on a larger scale feature on an individual basis. - They are also quick to adapt new and exciting tech stacks, which means the skill set you constantly learn there will not go out of favor with the industry. One thing about the current direction the company is taking is that in two years, it could become a technological leader in the industry. Or, their current Cloud-based experiment may fail and doom every employee.

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    Cons

    - Abysmal pay. I was provided a miserable base pay and joining bonus when I started, with no stock options, which I was willing to take as it otherwise seemed like a good opportunity to learn. But over the years, I was barely provided 2% increments per year. - Inconsistent performance evaluations. The management has no idea how to properly evaluate who performs well and who doesn't, and as a result, promotion decisions are bizarre and often infuriating. - Apathy from management. Management doesn't care about employee happiness. Their actions leading up to and in the wake of the September 2017 layoffs are quintessential examples. Management has since done NOTHING to mitigate the rising attrition rate. One Engineering Leadership Team member even callously said that they don't care about employees quitting the company in the aftermath, and implied that nothing will be done to incentivize employees to stay. - Politics. Citrix over the past year has assumed a skewed diversity - there are loads of people of Indian origin there at the middle-management level, and it has created an inequality - promotions and hiring are made on a political basis (Indians out to hire more Indians), and as such you see incapable people rising up to important positions. In the last year or so, my life at Citrix spiraled down so much that I was willing to take the first opportunity that came my way. And I did.

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    Advice to Management

    There is no advice I can give against internal politics. What am I gonna do, say "stop it" and you'll listen? I'm betting no. Although, the upper management, if anyone's reading this, you should do this - do a shake up of the middle management and break up the politics and the company may survive in the long term.

    Citrix2018-08-08
  1. "Citrix systems"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Citrix full-time

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, work/life balance.

    Cons

    Compensations and Benefits, Innovation

    Advice to Management

    No advice as such but more innovation is needed.

    Citrix2020-01-21
  2. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Citrix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture is great. Collaboration is key

    Cons

    Many leadership changes at the executive level

    Citrix2020-01-19

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