Sep

252015

Triangle Business Journal: Citrix Ranked #10 in Best Places to Work

Citrix ranked #10 of the best places to work in Raleigh in the "large companies" category.

#10. Citrix Raleigh

  • Description: Workplace/networking software developer
  • Number of full-time employees in the Triangle: 600
  • Top Triangle executive and title: Jesse Lipson, vice president and general manager, workflow and workspace clouds
  • Succinctly, list the major accomplishments at your workplace that propelled your company to being one of the best places to work in 2015. Moving into a new, innovative building in downtown Raleigh. The environmentally forward workplace design, combined with Citrix technologies, embodies and underscores the company’s core vision of creating a business culture that allows people to work better and live better.
  • Employee involvement in building design and amenities – 20 different committees influenced wayfinding, gym equipment, café vendor, policies, etc., many of which are ongoing committees for continued improvement.
  • One of the strongest amenity offerings in the area – free drinks/snacks, low price on-site café, loaner bikes, gym, yoga studio, basketball court, racquetball court, bocce ball, rooftop patios, game rooms, massage chairs, higi health tracking machine, lending library.
  • Healthy environment with natural light, plant walls, green chemicals, composting, fresh fruit, locally sourced and organic café food options.
  • Collaborative environment encouraging teamwork (all Citrix locations).
  • Regular celebrations of milestones and accomplishments (all Citrix locations).
  • Volunteer time for each employee – 16 hours/year (all Citrix full-time employees).
  • Generous holiday and PTO policy (all).
  • Transparent leadership (all).
  • Ability to influence and make a difference (all).
  • How do you communicate your company’s mission and vision so that each employee feels part of the firm’s future? Regular email updates; Quarterly all-hands meetings; Quarterly business reviews for each department; Contests; Printed reminders including posters, screen savers, pint glasses, t-shirts.
  • What methods do you undertake to raise employee morale? Collaborative work environments that encourage employee interaction on projects and activities throughout the day; Quarterly happy hour; Giveaways and discounts with community partners (e.g., free CAM membership, restaurant discounts); Team/event t-shirts; Peer-to-peer recognition programs offered by the company to all employees; Extensive training opportunities.