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great company to make a career

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Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

Pros

Great culture , decent compensation and benefits

Cons

dated facility , could have better infrastructure

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Citrix Systems

  1.  

    I wish I can work here and like this forever!

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, good compensation (salary & benefits), very very good work-life balance (e.g., possibility of working from home, at least for me!), great attention and commitment to Open Source, which for me is something *really* fundamental, attracting real smart and nice people, good managers, effective and all but distressing micro-managing and good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    The ones of big companies, I guess, like corporate events where you have to build towers out of noodles and marshmallow, compliance training of various kind, a little bit of internal bureaucracy... But all is well bearable, and well balanced by the pros.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Still good, but no longer truly great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, and some great first level managers.
    Engineering managers (at the levels where I worked with them) have excellent technical ability.
    Engineer-friendly culture - being a "geek" is good.
    Do a good job of getting rid of the occassional hiring mistake.
    Extremely flexible about hours, locations, etc.
    Use their own products, which work well for things like remote access
    They seem to be good at marketting, profitability, growth etc.
    Better than average at integrating acquisitions without destroying their culture/ability to be effective. 3 years ago I would have said "Great at integrating ..."

    Cons

    Support departments (HR, facilities, IT) are getting bureaucratic, paternalistic, and generally interfering with getting the job done. Uniformity is now trumping effectiveness. This appears to be an ongoing trend - still not at an extreme level, but painful when compared to 5 years ago.
    A lot of conference calls between departments separated by 12 hours of time zones (California and India) which generally involve half the participants working in the late evening (9-10 PM) local time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rein in the would-be bureaucrats in facilities etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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