Thread regarding Citrix Systems Inc. layoffs

What will you do when your time is up

It’s not a question of if but rather when your time is up at Sh–rix and you are let go.
What marketable skills do you have after all those years at the company?
You might be surprised to hear none since there is no ongoing employee training .
What then?
Are you young enough to start over?
Get out in your own terms instead of waiting for the axe to drop in you

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Furthermore I heard the initial feedback from the GES is all time low, anyone that can support that?

What is your GES?

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-6qgk

The challenge now is that the company needs to get rid of employees and preferably without paying packages. Which means they will bully you out of the job by having abusive managers in different roles. Hang in there is my advice.

Those managers of course are also part of the bigger plan, they will also get kicked out once the dirty work is done.

Furthermore I heard the initial feedback from the GES is all time low, anyone that can support that?

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-5gph

I got hit. Took the pretty generous payoff, then went and got another job within a month paying almost 50% more.

Thanks Citrix :-)

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-4upz

@1101rvXY-2aix

Why are you wondering around in this lay-off site, if Citrix is so awesome and you have the best job in world?

Why don’t you provide names of amazing trainings that you have gone through?

Typical HR misleading others

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-2tdx

I have gotten a lot of great training from Citrix and there is plenty more available to me. My bosses don't play favorites. They look out for everyone on their team and provide us all opportunities for training. I am not from HR and I am not in leadership. Honestly, just think about it: if you are the type of person who thinks using a term like "Sh–rix" is witty, or is in some way compelling to your argument, you are just stupid and easily replaceable. You're the problem and not Citrix. I would suggest going to enablement and training before you lose what is probably the best job you will ever have!

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-2aix

Who says you don’t learn any skills at Citrix. Look around many low integrity managers and learn how to be boot lickers. You can learn how you can succeed with out having any real outcomes by being a braggart. You can learn how to make a wolf pack to side line those results producing individuals. And if that’s not all, learn to be a gossip monger and you are guaranteed to get ears from leadership who are barely aware of ground reality and always encourage such discussions.

These are real skills to survive in a sinking ship.

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-2ccn

You should not be relying on the company to provide you with training. If they do, great. But, especially if you're in engineering, you should consider yourself a professional and be responsible for your own training. Reading one or two technical books a quarter should be the bare minimum. Additionally, a few relevant technical blogs should be perused at least once a week.

With that said, all your training won't really matter within Citrix outside of making you more technically competent. Heck, your manager may actually even love you for keeping his "employee training" KPI alive. But, at the end of the day, you're still just a number to the clowns above you (including that manager who's so happy at your professional attitude to self-training). Once you get on the bad side of someone from the wrong caste level (literally), whatever political capital you may think you have will quickly be burned up.

So, in the end, as the OP implied, the training is there to keep you marketable, not to help your career at Citrix because the bottom line is ... no one really cares.

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-1wti

When it comes to training I was specifically denied external training I needed to do my job .. so HR don’t tell a lie and say training is available to anyone asking for it. I had a training Path specifically researched to improve my job but was denied and told to learn it on YouTube videos.
Citrix is all about creating topic experts from watching a few YouTube videos.
Don’t believe training is available except to a few of the managers pets , it’s just like high school but here they are playing with peoples careers and future lives after the layoffs.

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-1ufv

Wow this topic has touched a nerve! maybe citrites are deluding themselves into thinking they are too valuable to be layedoff.... pathetic

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-1unp

This is a ridiculous lie. Citrix does have training available on demand for anyone interested. This is not a school to force you to study. It’s up to the individual to have drive to learn and progress. If not you should not be employed in the first place. And I am not HR at Citrix. I am a employee casually browsing this site.

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-1fry

Employees are bullied out of the company.

Another handful of people have left EMEA this week, surprisingly enough with no packages meaning they have been pushed out.

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Post ID: @1101rvXY-bbs

There has been no credible rumors about an impending layoff. You all are either hoping or scared and just keep fanning the troll flames. Time to relax.

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