Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2014
Updated 15 September, 2014
761 Reviews
3.8
761 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
605 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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  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. 2 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good experience. You must be part of the inner circle to advance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Used to be very flexible for workshifting. Shakeup of executive leadership was much needed and created a more positive, accountable atmosphere. Overall the executive team is improving dramatically.

    Cons

    there is definitely a bias towards hiring and promoting younger people regardless of their skillset if they are excellent brownnosers. The latest round of One Citrix merging has started to add a level of bureaucracy that is sometimes painful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within based on skills not who you know or by age but by merit. Give employees more flexibility in workshifting. The recent focus on NPS has moved the ship in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Senior Telecom Engineer  in  Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Telecom Engineer in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues.
    Challenging but very interesting Job

    Cons

    sometimes late hours work due to dependencies with US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a good and challenging journey

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer II  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture is good, no job tensions

    Cons

    HR and Managers lies a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never lie at a person who trusts you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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