Citrix Systems Reviews

Updated 27 October, 2014
Updated 27 October, 2014
805 Reviews
3.8
805 Reviews
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Citrix Systems President, CEO, and Director Mark B. Templeton
Mark B. Templeton
636 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The ability to work from home really helped gain a better work/life balance (in 147 reviews)

  • It's generally easy to work from home for a day or so or take time off (in 32 reviews)


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

  • The 'middle management' makes all the decisions without leveraging the talent below them (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company with great technology

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time (more than an 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (less than an 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    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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    • Senior Management
    • 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. 14 people found this helpful  

    Once Great!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Citrix Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Cutting edge technology

    - Great perks cab facility, food , work from home

    - Great work life balance

    Cons

    - Not much of scope for progression.

    - Though they encourage internal transfer between projects, across teams, but reality that's not true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great place for a career!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    A place that challenges its employees but cares deeply for their career growth

    Cons

    Some people are such "doers" that they can step on others by doing their jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More leadership training as your managers are very young

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic company to work for - great benefits and coworkers

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

    I have been working at Citrix Systems full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, a lot of smart people, compensated well for high performance

    Cons

    Can feel like a number sometimes - with over 600 people in one office, the bottom line is easy to prioritize. Need to figure out how to deal with diminishing returns on the sales team in ways other than brute force and making more calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to pivot - just because something worked in 2012 with 50 sales reps doesn't mean it scales to a team 400% of that size.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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