Citrix Senior Software Development Engineer Reviews

Updated May 28, 2020

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great

    May 28, 2020 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
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    Pros

    Awesome work culture, nice people

    Cons

    Nothing much to share actually.

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    I've seen many ups and downs and recently it's getting better

    May 29, 2011 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    Pros

    Great pay, nice quarterly bonuses for sr. level individual contributors and above, superb executive team.

    Cons

    Middle management has improved but is still mostly technically incompetent and lacks accountability. There is still a strong push to use outsourcing in India/China even though most efforts have not proven successful and costs to do so are likely increasing. Promotions are still scarce but raises have returned to somewhat normal in the past couple of years. The review system does not reward top performers enough and does not hold completely incompetent/lazy contributors accountable.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company to work for if you can find your niche.

    Jun 10, 2008 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, ability to transfer within the company, good compensation and benefits, great bonus program for senior contributors.

    Cons

    Limited number of products to work on in the Fort Lauderdale area. Some product teams are large and bureaucratic. Lack of product training/mentoring for new employees. Some management treat engineers as replacable cogs rather than leverage their specific skills.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Poor leadership

    Jun 8, 2015 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Free MSDN Fruits and sandwiches Flexible working hours Can work from home quite frequently Some good colleagues

    Cons

    Weak senior leadership, i.e. Directors, VP's. Old boys clubs Political agenda's of Citrix lifers get in the way of technical projects People who are in certain circles spend too much time gossiping and planning the downfall of others. Citrix has a policy of retaining the most incompetent senior leadership for years in the UK at least. There are some good people in HR but some bad as well, some of them are the senior leaderships pets.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Awesome work life balance. Ave Pay. Stagnant work.

    Aug 12, 2014 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
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    Pros

    * Truly great work life balance * Flexible timings. You are supposed to finish your work. Noone bothers when you come in or go out. As long as you finish your work * Decent free canteen. Snacks,lunch, breakfast is free. * Very good culture. No shouting no putting down of employees. CEO to Director very approachable. * If lucky can get to work on Win Drivers, HTML5.

    Cons

    * Pay below market rate * Managers are yes men to US-UK Management * Work has stagnated. Too much focus on integrating existing products. Less focus on developing new products * Hazy roadmap * Plunging sales * All decisions taken by US-UK management. Indian managers hardly have any say in these matters * Promotions are heavily based on budget your group has.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Citrix very good, but has lost the "family" feeling...

    Aug 5, 2008 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    Pros

    The People and overall benefits including compensation. Citrix tends to pay their people well, but they've lost site of the personal touch. Still, they are very competitive with their overall compensation and they are TRYING to implement a program of making promotions more objective. Additionally, the people overall are usually very REAL and are by and large, not selfish or self-serving.

    Cons

    The atmosphere and work environment are not the same anymore. They are more corporate oriented and a bit too management-centric now. Too much expected overtime, not enough recognition when you do, and too many dead-end roles. Need to allow workers to get training to grow more.

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Not the best but not the worst.

    Jun 19, 2008 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    Pros

    Overall company's policies and practices are pretty good. The pay and benefits are not outstanding but they are good. There are a number of side benefits like events were the whole family is invited. They are still doing free soft drinks, free fruit tray, and bagels on Friday's. I really get the feeling that Corporate Headquaters, HR, and Senior Management really wants to do the right things and keep all employees happy.

    Cons

    There's too much individual work and not enough group efforts. The work is divided up and everyone works on their piece. When it's done, it gets thrown over the wall to the next person to integrate or test.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company

    Jun 16, 2016 - Senior Software Development Engineer in London, England, England
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    Pros

    Smart people. Lots of development products and opportunities to learn new things. Developers are open to communication and are friendly.

    Cons

    Lots of internal software to use, the build system is a bit slow and it can take ages to get things done especially if you're product has so many moving parts

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great technology; politics sucks

    Mar 2, 2010 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    Pros

    - Competitive salary and benefits - Exposure to latest technologies - Freedom to innovate - Flexible work schedule - Remote access - Lots of vacation time - Lots of smart and skilled engineers

    Cons

    - No more "Citrix culture" after all the acquisitions over the past several years - Management is pretty useless and only cares about milestones; software quality has suffered as a result of shipping known severe bugs because it would affect the manager's bonus pay - Management compensation is mostly driven by achieving artificial goals; they spend more time worried about them than ensuring the products are being delivered with great features and high quality - Significant amount of dead wood in engineering who are kept around because of who they know

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work. True to their motto: Work better! Live better!

    Sep 19, 2013 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
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    Pros

    Great technologies getting developed, many of them being industry firsts. Great work culture Good work-life balance Overall good place to grow your career technically

    Cons

    Modest Salary as compared to some of the other companies. Hikes are moderate.

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