Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
759 Reviews

3.8
759 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
604 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 1-Work life balance is perfect, as you have the ability to work virtually from anywhere (in 128 reviews)

  • Polite work environment - top leadership (CEO MarkT is leaving) enspouses humility and respect (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 21 reviews)

  • Middle management should be trashed , they are ' Yes Men ' who don't stand up for their teams (in 23 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company with great technology

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    great company with great technology

    Cons

    too much internal paperwork and processes with no consistency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to pay at par or better with the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Vibrant and lively organization to work for!

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    - Great culture
    - Friendly atmosphere
    - Focus on people development
    - Cares for employees

    Cons

    - Hard to maintain work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Find the diamonds in the sand before they go missing forever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work life balance and place to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    -Great work life balance
    -Managers that support your career growth
    -Opportunities to expand professionally
    -Good technical support resources

    Cons

    -Back end administration
    -No mobile phone plan

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Keep doing what you are doing, by helping reps focus their time on the right deals, and proper process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Excellent organization with a strong focus on product development and customer satisfaction!

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Loyal customer base with a solid commitment to customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Work life Balance sometimes a challenge based on company culture and commitment to getting job done!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure proper support based on regional diversity within the Canadian market!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun, work in progress with bright future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    - realistic quotas
    - personal development plans
    - healthy snacks and drinks
    - end of month lunches
    - annual team trip to Cali!
    - hands on leadership
    - RRSP match, stock purchase plan and great benefits
    - quality people, good atmosphere
    -great products to sell
    - positive outlook

    Cons

    - old management provided little coaching
    - turnover
    - work in progress
    - above average call expectations
    - base salary slightly below industry
    - don't practice what they preach (typically in office every day)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    doing So So

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Citrix Systems

    Pros

    Good technology and good future prospects

    Cons

    Management does not treat employees right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employee needs

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once a Citrite, always a Citrite

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The title sums it up. After spending more than a decade with the company and seeing it transform from an intimate application visualization pioneer to pushing five billion dollars in revenue across numerous businesses, the company was able to hold on to many of its core values and maintain a unique culture facilitated directly from the top.

    Cons

    While I did have a number of great years, I also had a few difficult ones - due to personality conflicts and so fourth - which is rare for me. Also, being one of the largest software companies and better employers in South Florida means there are a lot of old timers in the organization and this leads to a lack of opportunity for technical growth and career development. Lastly, while I received a few promotions during my tenure, during the last few years when I was performing at my very best I was consistently passed over for the more senior positions in the department and ultimately left the company where I have found greener pastures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and timely with promotions. Reward the dedicated, high performers with the positions, titles and benefits that back up their skills and contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work if you are in Technology

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

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely talented, smart, brilliant people. Great perks, drinks and snacks free (fruit, yogurt, juice, coffee etc). Company subsidized lunch (50%) provided by cafeteria on premise. Great knowledge and networking events.

    Cons

    Be prepared for conference calls and meetings to eat up hours of your day which forces you to skip lunch/eat at your desk or work till 8pm to make up for lost hours! Also, technology makes it convenient to work form anywhere, anytime so sometimes feels like "ball & chain" even when on vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in resources to get your name out there. Lately have seen lots of news everywhere on competitors like VMWare but not much on Citrix!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great Work life balance, Cab facilities, People.

    Cons

    Bad salary, No cutting edge development work, slow growth opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Engineer-driven company with great culture and values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Copenhagen (Denmark)

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

    Pros

    Citrix was founded by engineers and has developed a culture driven by innovation, curiosity and ambition. Engineers and developers will feel right at home in this culture. As in individual, it's really possible to be heard, make a difference, even start a new product without being extremely well connected or senior. Citrix works a lot with personal growth to keep the best people on board.

    Cons

    Citrix is split up in two divisions that are very different. There is a clear goal of uniting the two ("One Citrix"), but since they have very different products and target markets it's unlikely to happen anytime soon. Citrix compensation is good, but not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've made some great hires into senior management, keep that up. Focus less on money and more and innovation in your communication, both internal and external.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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