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I applied online – interviewed at Citrix Systems in April 2015.
Good process initially- I was contacted within about a week of sending in my resume. The recruiter was pleasant, and set my expectations appropriately. She set up a meeting with the hiring manager, which seemed to go well. After I talked with the manager, the recruiter called back to get my feedback, and I called her the following day and left a message. 2 days went by and she didn't return my call. I assumed she must have missed the voice mail, so I called and left another message. That was 3 weeks ago. Very poor experience. The lack of communication is completely unprofessional, and even worse when the market for talent is so tight. Even if I was a terrible fit (which I was not) some feedback was warranted. From my perspective, that recruiter's actions (or lack thereof) is a direct reflection of the company, and clearly they do not care about candidate experience.
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Director InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Citrix Systems.
Long process (2.5 months) and seven interviews (peers, HR, dept team) with no clear direction on the goals of the interviews except everyone had to weigh in. Hard to move process along and determine where or when the process would end. One interview was via video conference where the interviewer spent much of the time IMing with someone else. Hiring manager wanted someone that would be make decisions but would not make one. Finally took an offer from another company because of the run around.
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Director InterviewAccepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Citrix Systems.
Found an area I liked by networking with a senior leader who used to work in my former company. Hiring manager liked resume and set up phone screen. Followed by day of interviews with 4 people plus the manager in Florida. About a week later HR called with salary expectations. A couple of days later, verbal offer was made followed by written.
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Very little room for negotiation, but offer was fair although not off the charts
Director InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5+ months – interviewed at Citrix Systems (Goleta, CA) in February 2013.
I applied online and was contacted almost immediately by a senior recruiter, followed a few days later by an interview with the hiring manager using the Citrix web conferencing software. My resume read almost word for word like the job description. In the four subsequent months I had eleven interviews and was told repeatedly that I was the top candidate. The recruiter even forwarded an email from the hiring manager saying that if my references checked out (they were excellent), they would hire me. They thanked me for my patience! Weeks would go by without anyone contacting me. In fact, the only time they told me (yet again) that I was their top candidate was in response to my asking if there was any news. Apart from the disgraceful communication, I had to subscribe and pay for the web conferencing software they use for interviewing. It didn't work all that well and often we reverted to just talking on the phone. They asked me to analyze and provide feedback on one of their web sites, which I spent two days putting together. When I sent the report to them, I received an email response saying "Great, thank you" but didn't hear anything more from them about it until the last email in which the hiring manager said I'd done a great job. The recruiter sent me a cookie-cutter email saying they'd hired someone with more appropriate skills and experience! This whole process left me feeling disrespected and taken advantage of. These people were obviously keeping me "warm" as they searched for someone else. It was not a good experience.
Director InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Citrix Systems (Fort Lauderdale, FL).
Phone screen with recruiter. Very, very difficult to connect with recruiters as they never seem to call back or give timely status updates. 1 day face to face with key persons. 5+ individual 1 hour interviews.
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Take it or leave it. When i asked for explanation they said ' our offers are final'
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