Citrix Systems

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Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
940 Reviews
3.7
940 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for with a range of generally well-regarded products

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Engineering in London, England
    Current Employee - Director, Engineering in London, England

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The other people in the company are a genuine reason people on the whole are happy to stay. They are smart and generally have egos which are under control. There is great flexibility around working hours etc and benefits and salary are all fair or above. Expect to work hard, but you will have fun doing so.

    Cons

    The strategy and overall direction of the company give some cause for concern. There have been some acquisitions in recent years which don't really seem to fit and have also resulted in an engineering workforce that is increasingly dispersed over too many locations to be efficient. There is talk of cleaning that up but not enough action yet. Competition is also squeezing profitability. Mark Templeton as CEO doesn't seem quite the visionary that he was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There have been a lot of changes in the last couple of months and not all rolled out together which gives a feeling of perpetual churn and uncertainty. Make sure that the accountability and leanness which you are pushing down into the organisation also applies at the top level.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Support Sales Specialist

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    table tennis and free breakfast

    Cons

    non achievable targets, no communication what so ever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Reasonable work environment but poor middle management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Little Chalfont, England
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Little Chalfont, England

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to work with some of the more recent cloud technologies and receiver devices. Generally engineers are helpful. Citrix has the potential to be a great place to work

    Cons

    During the past couple of years, team working has been lacking, teams are dispersed around the building with no real sense of leadership. Middle management seem to be stuck in meetings all the time in their own side offices, rarely coming out to see what is actually happening on the floor. Secretive meetings between managers over product discussions and processes with no involvement from engineers. Management seem to be in it for themselves and they can do no wrong. it appears to be a one-way communication process most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open with your employees and ask questions about their day to day work. Is there anything we can do to help the team achieve it's goals? would be a good place to start. What processes are frustrating to use?, what could I do better? Don't just come out of your office when you need something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic time with Citrix...developed vastly and worked with great people!
    Lots of change but this has been fun.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in London, England

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

    Pros

    freedom, great products, very well paid.
    I work with an excellent team of talented individuals and we lead the market.

    Cons

    growing pains...turning into a large company.
    This has created a number of challenges...under resourced and immature in the processes we use sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in resources where required....Consulting, sales and support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A foot in the tech industry door

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chalford, England
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Chalford, England

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, open and fair. My colleagues were the best part of working at the company. There was some cutting edge tech but alas I didn't get the chance to work on it.

    Cons

    Working with head office in FL meant that there was lots of bureaucracy involved in some very trivial decisions. Often the best approach to solving the problem was vetoed by dictatorial management. Pay wan't awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mark T is an ace dude. Some of his lieutenants are just talk loads of bull with no idea of how to run a tech company. When Mark T retires this company needs a similar visionary to take over, otherwise it will be in trouble

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Talented people, good products and and an al round good place to work. Big discrepancies between the quality of the actual office though, particularly in Sales areas.

    Cons

    Long hours are needed to keep up with the work load. I regularly work 70 hours a week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the further down you go, the longer hours people tend to work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great high tech company but experiencing some growing pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering in Cambridge, East of England, England

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

    Pros

    Great technology. Very relevant solutions. Competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Some of the higher management is inexperienced in larger enterprises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good culture and benefits, difficult moving into senior roles or cross-department

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good culture and benefits. They do hire the best people, even in support roles like HR, so everyone knows the job well.
    Learned a lot from my time here.
    Looks good on resume.

    Cons

    Becoming more bureaucratic and slow in recent years.
    Quite silo'd organisation in R&D (Development).
    No talent management program, though lots of appraisal process. A few too many layers of management now, and standard of line management varies. They try to give you ownership of career development which is ok, but with little support to do so. Managers have vested interest in keeping you in role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the talent you have and develop it - don't rely on the line management to be giving good data.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    CEO is very approachable
    Open plan working environment, friendly and talented colleagues.
    Flexible working hours
    Opportunity to learn new technology

    Cons

    Interesting projects are in the States, difficult to be recognised if you are based elsewhere
    Too many organisation changes
    Business decisions are made late and often changes in the last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the bigger picture

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great work / life balance, interesting technologies

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Socially aware company that tries to look after it's staff. Interesting set of technologies and opportunities for personal development. Provide free training "Citrix Certified xxxxx" courses, but there are caveats for getting on them. Excellent team managers and executives.

    Cons

    Seems to be moving some of the management and control back to Fort Lauderdale. This can be slightly frustrating when decisions need to be made. Renumeration is starting to fall behind the City.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your local managers to en-act the executive vision. They're smart people, leading smart people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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