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"Great people, poor leadership"

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Former Employee - Software Engineer
Former Employee - Software Engineer
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great work environment, worked with a great team on interesting products. Compensation is on par with the rest of the industry, maybe a bit better.

Cons

Too much politics. While working at a company of this size is bound to involve dealing with people's interests, this was to a point that was actually fairly damaging to productivity. Looking good was more important than actually producing good work.

Advice to Management

Flatten the hierarchy, put in place real processes for identifying good employees, reward them and get rid of the many that are just here for the ride.

Other Employee Reviews for Citrix

  1. "Great for work/life balance; culture is relationship-driven; advancement may be difficult."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place for work/life balance that strives to maintain the hipness of a Silicon Valley-like startup with modern facilities, on-site cafe, company gym, free snacks/beverages, etc.

    Cons

    Due to high perks/demand to work for this high-perk company, your leverage for salary and career advancement will be diminished. This is a great company to end up at after you've built up your credentials and salary in other companies.


  2. "Great market positioning, mixed execution to achieve goals"

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

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

    Pros

    Well placed in the market. Open to new ideas. Strong stewardship of putting employees and their families first. Growing design focus. Able to collaborate with other people and groups in the organization.

    Cons

    Reluctance to change and adapt to new ideas, basically paralysis by over-analysis. Limited benefits compared to other companies. Limited career path. Mixed support from management to grow. Lots of meetings with no clear outcome.

    Advice to Management

    Really take a hard look at some of the business models. Some models are broken and actually detract from the larger company goals. There are a lot of talented people in all parts of the organization that are not heard.

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