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.