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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company for launching your career, if you are ambitious about growth look elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, flexible works hours, amazing work life balance, laid back work atmosphere

    Cons

    Extremely political. Only senior members in the team will be rewarded. Meritocracy is a joke. So if you are ambitious and looking for faster growth or performance based rewards, certainly this is not the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat every member in the team equally and give more importance to performance rather than seniority

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Any Company made up of 70% Contractors should be treated with Caution! There is a reason you don't get past contracting!

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    Former Employee - Contractor (Now Ex to Save the Face of Some Senior Manager!) in Gerrards Cross, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Contractor (Now Ex to Save the Face of Some Senior Manager!) in Gerrards Cross, England (UK)

    I worked at Citrix Systems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people in various teams you get to build relationships up with and who actually appreciate and see the value you bring to the department

    Cons

    Con Number :
    1) only certain departments can remote work even though that is the company industry
    2) Contractors have no equal rights - widely known as "f'ing temps" by Senior HR Directors - yes Chalfont UK - YOU ARE GUILTY .
    3) you have to cover your arse with everything in writing or you will be blamed!
    4) temps for a reason - easy to get rid of with no legal come back when its management up to no good
    5) dishonest - ask them a straight out question concerning your role or department - they'll come down on you like there is no tomorrow and lie to your face
    6) those right at the top have no idea what those in the semi senior roles are doing to the good people they employ.
    7) its not always about selling the company to future employees - you really should continue to sell the experience to existing employees perms and temps alike.
    8) need I really go on?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop openly gossiping about sensitive company matters and then sack everyone in sight who has heard the gossip to protect your own arse!
    A little less discrimination wouldnt go a miss too especially against those who have commitments outside of citrix aka life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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