Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
778 Reviews
3.8
778 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
620 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 140 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 28 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is no longer existent (use to be something coveted here) (in 22 reviews)

  • Rest of Management well intentioned but too middle management powerless and toothless dogs (in 27 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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    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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    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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    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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Once Great!

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Citrix was a great company on the road to a billion. Great products, happy customers, good lifestyle in Florida...

    Cons

    Florida is seen as non-strategic, culture of distrust. management disconnected with the people who actually work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company lost its soul because everyone is afraid of being truthful to Mark Templeton, the CEO. Mark see's descent as disloyalty and eventually gets you fired....indirectly as he doesn't have the guts to fire anyone directly! Build a solid management team, take some risks and maybe you will have a future...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The People and the product were great at Citrix. Mark Templeton's vision is alive and well within Citrix, and it should remain there. Although some of the leadership has moved on, the company will be OK in the future.

    Cons

    Senior Sales Leadership has no experience in Sales, and a good number of regional VPs have never carried a bag. Not to say someone has to have been a salesman to be a good sales leader, but there should be some experience at the senior level that has in fact been a quota carrying salesperson. As a result, multiple missteps have been made in the last several years, which have cumulatively really hurt the company.

    Sales is also an old boys club, if you weren't a part of the consulting acquisition several years ago, you will have a much more difficult time climbing the corporate sales ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is time for change in sales leadership. Bring in, or promote someone who

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cool co-workers

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    If you end up in the right group on the right project you can find interesting work. The vacation benefits are good. My direct management is generally relaxed. I have excellent coworkers and flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Closedown madness. Clueless upper management that has been starving the organization that makes the most money for the company. Far too much upper management (too many VPs). Did I mention to many VPs? Reorgs. Upper level management churn that results in VPs that have no idea what we do. Some people in upper management appear to be actively trying to destroy some of our products. Management as a whole has a tendency to micromanage engineering. Some parts of Test are outsourced to China which makes communication and getting access to reproduction environments suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the 401k benefits. Keep people on projects (context switches are expensive here).

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I've ever worked at

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    Current Employee - Product Designer  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Product Designer in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Citrix is the first place I've worked that doesn't have duds. What I mean by that is all of the people that work there are worth their weight. Aside from that I appreciate the management style they promote and the availability to think freely.

    Cons

    No on site child care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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