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Acquired into this company, it's worked out well.

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Current Employee - Senior Dev Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
Current Employee - Senior Dev Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Good benefits, fun work, great atmosphere, low ego place to work. All senior staff is pretty accessible. Free drinks and snacks, good cafe.

Cons

The product that the company runs on is a bit narrow, getting everyone to work on Windows. That said, my group, Netscaler, makes boxes that run everywhere on the internet, speeding up web transactions for large internet companies

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Life style company

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    Current Employee - Senior Management in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Management in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Get some!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Citrix is a hidden gem in the Enterprise Software space that continues to be overlooked

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I worked at Citrix Systems 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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