Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
840 Reviews
3.7
840 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 35 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 27 reviews)

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 29 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent culture but has the company got too many products

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Collaborative, flat management structure, willingness from all teams to get the job done, good work life balance

    Cons

    lack of a structured career path - satellite locations mean lack of opportunity, need to shift from a product company to a solution company. Too many products stretch limited resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great vision sometimes let down by the quality of the product in the field - don't try to meet every use case with new features instead get the core functionality solid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for initially, failed to adapt to the changing environment.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Well known brand, great team culture

    Cons

    fell behind competitors, inconsistent quality leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Senior Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, global, market leader, work-life balance

    Cons

    Geo unawareness, middle management, end-to-end delivery of products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Test, test, test all products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company!

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    company value, corporate values and brand name

    Cons

    unattainable quota, too many middle management, lack of work from home option (even though citrix is a complete mobility company). people who contribute is not the ones who get promoted. the ones who got the better pr skills are speed tracked for promotion. cumbersome admin tasks for sales people, instead of selling we end up fixing things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take away the office politics and get different teams to work together instead of petty department heads ego

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promising beginning, quick downfall. (SaaS Division)

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    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Sydney
    Former Employee - Corporate Sales Representative in Sydney

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overseas SKO Trip
    Weekly Morning Tea

    Cons

    Lower than industry pay
    Location well outside Sydney
    Promotes work/life balance with no evidence of such
    Promotes remote workstyles with no evidence of such
    Poor management
    Lack of on-going support/training
    Very high staff turn over - 30+ in 18 months, when looking at the actual size of the division (peak of 27) this is insane

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at:
    - Compensation
    - Location
    - Training

    Good sales people DO NOT necessarily make good management.

    Focus on developing your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people and culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They focus on maintaining a strong culture and provide good options for flex-work to help with work/life balance. They try to build products and solutions that address current customer needs.

    Cons

    Product marketing gets ahead of product capability. Static workforce makes career development difficult/slow. Broadening portfolio of offerings is impacting focus and execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Devote more focus to achieving product maturity, especially for new product lines. More structured career planning is necessary to retain employees if longer-serving staff are staying for life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging and a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, awesome CEO, positive work-life balance, relevant in the market

    Cons

    office location, very low social activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    what does the future hold, and a management in turmoil

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    some great technology in the Citrix

    Cons

    the management team dont seem to have a clear idea on how to handle the change in market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing place to work. Nowhere is perfect, but Citrix gets it right far more often than they miss.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ethics, values, vision. Driven to succeed, and willing to take risks along the way.

    Cons

    can feel layered and disconnected. Acquisitions can yield a lot of chiefs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on end user satisfaction, ease of use, delight. Every Citrix product should feel like GoToMeeting, Dropbox, Evernote...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic people, great products, exciting future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    the people, the approach to market, the products and innovation

    Cons

    certain people rule with complete autocracy and this is allowed to go on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the behaviours you allow management to carry on will become the culture....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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