Citrix Systems Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a very young team lead. She was very short and cold during the interview. Not engaging at all. Her question were very scripted with very little follow up. When I asked her questions in return she seemed almost offended and struggled to answer the questions. To know I would possibly work under her was actually a turn-off despite the wonderful things I have heard about the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Product Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was a bit long, but it was not difficult. Everyone I dealt with was extremely courteous, helpful, and professional. From the beginning it seemed as if everyone involved in the interview process wanted me to succeed and provided me with all the tools/resources necessary to do so.

    Interview Questions
    • I honestly did not feel challenged by any question asked of me.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    So I'm not really impressed with the hiring process. It seems like they are hiring people directly out of Cisco. Then they are hiring their buddies from Cisco, and getting rid of the talented employees.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you like to do for fun outside of work. (An inadvertent question to divulge if your married, have kids or have the time to work 24/7.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Other companies more deserving of my talent.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Product Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared with data driven results from previous success stories. Data and customer driven enthusiasts are expected. A deep understanding of the software and the competing vendor in the space is critical.

    Interview Questions
    • What needs to change in order to succeed at Citrix?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Early on in the company - not relevant
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Tech Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Citrix Systems in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    just asking your background and how you gonna work for the company . Also telling the candidate what the job about and their expectation on your performance on this post. Show candidate what is the responsibility of the position and salary/ benefits.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Ask about how to revert a sentence. Such as "I am a software engineer" to "engineer software a am I". After this, the employer will ask you if there is duplication, can you remove the duplication such as "I am good, Is he good" to "good he is, am I". For intern, this is a very easy problem using stack to solve. For the second one, I used map<string, bool> to record if the word come before.

    Interview Questions
    • Prepare your environment to compile. It is better to prepare a file with all including or using and basic structure. I write the code on notebook, it takes me more time to compile the code rather than solving the problem.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    For the intern, if you receive the call for starting date and end date, just negotiate the salary, I did not negotiate for my intern which leads to a lower salary than other intern.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was a Phone Interview, it was all technicall questions and has to solve a problem, coded in your preference language, while the interviewer follow you through the computer.

    After that he ask a lot of questions about Networking theory like what is a DHCP, how it works, how do you classify TCP and UDP in reliability, Do you know what is a DNS, how it works, Do you know what happen when a computer do a request to a DNS and things like that.

    Finished with networking he start to ask questions about operating systems, do you know how the memory is managed, what is better to work with a process in memory terms, who manage the memory stack, it is better a queue or a stack to manage the memory.

    The algorithm to create was a string comparison to find letters's coincidences

    Interview Questions
    • Network and Operating Systems questions that I wasn't expect, things like how do you classify TCP and UDP in reliability.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate, Customer Marketing Programs Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    Applied for an entry-level position on their website. Received an email within 2 days requesting a basic phone screening, which talked briefly about the job, the pay, and some of the things to expect in the interview. Regarding the latter, none of what I was told was asked, so a lot of time preparing was all for nothing. Preparation also included professional dress which, as you'll find out below, was for nothing.

    The interview itself, using GoToMeeting, had technical difficulties, admittedly on their end. After switching to our cell phones, things went fine. The interviewer was traveling, and seemed tired and not very into it. Questions were mostly behavioral and straightforward.

    Citrix made it seem as though the position was located in the Santa Barbara office, but was actually a remote, work-from-anywhere position. Some might want that, but I'd much prefer the former. Once I was told this, all enthusiasm and interest disappeared.

    I was told that interviews were just getting started and that it would most likely take a week to hear back. The interview was done on a Friday. On Monday, I received a canned rejection email. Weeks after I asked for some details, I still have yet to receive a response.

    Very disappointed.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Barbara, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    The team that was hiring visited my university, I talked to different member before and after there presentation and gave them my resume before the presentation. A few weeks later they contacted me and wanted me to interview me. A few days later I had my first interview which was a coding problem. A week later talked to two members of the team on the phone about what they do and my software knowledge and experiences. A couple weeks later they invited me to their campus where I had multiple 1:1 discussions with more team members and management. A week later I got their reject letter.

    Interview Questions
    • They basically gave me two database tables in the form of .csv files, they wanted me to write a program that would combine the two tables with code from scratch.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Citrix Systems in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone screen with one representative in Ft Lauderdale, FL, and then I had an in-person interview with 2 people in Santa Clara. Both the phone screen and the interview required time away from my job. (I am a contractor and being paid hourly). I was offered the job verbally, and the next day it was rescinded because they've decided not to have this person be in Santa Clara after all.

    So I've lost money interviewing with these people who obviously do not have their act together. Don't waste my time (and my money) while you get yourselves situated. How unprofessional.

    Negotiation Details
    They rescinded the offer the next day. Don't trust them with their "offer."
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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