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"Life style company"

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Current Employee - Senior Management in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Management in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Fairly relaxed company. Friendly company, especially within engineering. Not a dog eat dog culture. Have acquired several very good companies with intelligent people and great products. Slightly above average at integrating acquisitions.

Cons

Company run by Sales and not by the CEO. A Florida boys network. Same Florida cronies alternate positions at the exec level. Company is sales and marketing driven. Not product oriented and hence all organically created products are complex and lack quality. Product managers of non-acquired products (organic products) are very poor, especially at the vp and sr dir level. there are lots of mediocre talent. Upper management is poor. Citrix is unable to attract good talent. this is especially true at senior management level. Any good talent has come in through acquisitions, but most leave as soon as their golden handcuffs come off. Lots of favoritism with existing poor managers given preferential treatment (leading to many junior VPs) over newly acquired talent with proven track records. Salaries are poor compared to the rest of the valley. This is partly due to it being a Florida company which doesn't understand the valley situation.

Advice to Management

Get some!

Other Employee Reviews for Citrix

  1. "Frustrating at times, but good overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and this company and its technology have enormous potential. Virtualization is the future for every IT organization and citrix is in a good position to capitalize on that.

    Cons

    Good people with years of citrix experience are often overlooked in favor of outside hires. There are cases of this all over Citrix.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overlooking the talent that has gotten you this far.


  2. "Citrix is a hidden gem in the Enterprise Software space that continues to be overlooked"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products are innovative and on the cutting edge of technology
    Citrix understands the software business
    Lots and lots of opportunities to learn and expand your skills

    Cons

    Too many people are afraid of failure so they prevent significant work from getting done
    Stale leadership at the top

    Advice to Management

    Accept more risk and allow failure to occur as people learn from their mistakes


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