Citrix Systems Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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  1.  

    Software Engineer Cloud Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Citrix Systems in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    On Campus Interview, Had a career fair and they scheduled us for a 1:1 interview next day on campus with the engineers for 45 minutes. Just asked multiple questions, did not have any whiteboard coding to do.

    Interview Questions
    • Difference between C++ and Java, REST Api and Soap, OS Concepts , explain different protocols - HTTP, UDP, TCP. how to resolve deadlocks. No Coding question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Manager Customer Care Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Long, 17 interviews. But well worth the experience. Had a pre screen interview with HR and then off to the hiring manager and then his whole staff, then the staff that I would be managing, then the VP and other Sr. Staff.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you were not able to achieve the expected results   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Flexible on both sides
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Most wasted 75 minutes of my life. When you apply for a specific job on company website you would expect somebody from this team would talk to you first. In my case I thought it was Java development position. It seems like company got randomly assigned screeners who read questions covering vast area of topics from the script. 75 percent of questions were about networking protocols, troubleshooting why system is running slow. Later I got actually chance to talk about programming a little. At this point I was mostly thinking how to end this farce quickly, but apparently interviewer got instructions to go to the end of his list. I got some multithreading, object oriented design and unit testing questions. If it was systems engineer or devops interview it would probably make sense. Even if I have a chance to go to the next round I am not sure I am interested anymore.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Citrix Systems in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and heard back fairly quickly. Hiring manager had great personality during my 45 minute interview. She's remote so we used their product, GoToMeeting to screenshare and see each other but used our phones as audio since her internet connection was not good. Had a fantastic interview and then went onto 2nd interview with technical person. Went quite well, but didn't have the right systems background to qualify (needed Marketo experience, expert in other MA).

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most recent article or white paper that you've read?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Human Resources Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied 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
  7.  

    Senior Product Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  8.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied 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
  9.  

    Product Marketing Interview

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

    I applied 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
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    Tech Support Engineer Interview

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

    I applied 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
  11.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied 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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