Citrix Systems Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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    Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interviews via GoToMeeting and face to face interviews. Not a really long process but I have heard other new hires say their hiring process took months. I guess the length of time and interview process depends on the role and organization.

    Interview Questions
    • Needed to discuss previous experience as it applied to opportunity. Had to update my resume after meeting with one person because she 'didn't get it.' I was grateful to have the opportunity to revise my resume.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They gave me what I asked for - but next time I'll be smart enough to ask for a range instead of a number. Luckily the number was high enough to make me happy.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Regional Sales Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a year or more - interviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    Almost all directors are internal promotions or referrals. 5-7 interviews, culminating in an interview with the VP of the Americas

    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation, at the time, I wanted the job.
    Accepted Offer
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    Technical Analyst - PreSales Engineer Or Post Sales Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Met representatives at a College Job Fair and was asked to participate in an on-campus interview the following day
    Split an hour between 2 different consulting managers mid-career
    Great interview - mostly behavioral questions

    About 4 weeks later heard back about a second interview with a Senior Consulting Manager via GoToMeeting
    This interview was only a half hour and also focused on behavioral, but also got questions about my SAT and ACT scores, the hardest class I had taken in college, and to send through a writing sample

    They said I'd hear back about the final decision soon, and it's been almost 2.5 weeks and still haven't heard yet.

    Interview Questions
    • When working on a team, how did you handle a situation when someone in the group wasn't pulling their weight?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Global Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Know the facts about the company. be prepared to be hands on during your interview, if you make it that far. the toughest part is knowing/feeling how the interview is going. all hiring managers go through 16 hours of interview training per year. good luck great company if you are looking for sales or marketing positions

    Interview Questions
    • why did Citrix systems consume COL? was this strictly a technology mitigation or a business decision? why?   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    very easy, I said what I wanted and got it or an equivalent item
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    I went through 8 interviews with different people for just one position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too weird. They asked a lot of questions about Citrix. At each interview they wanted to make sure that I did extra homework to learn more about Citrix.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward process. Received a screening call with recruiting manager. This is followed by a call with hiring manager. Then two additional calls with marketing team member

    Interview Questions
    • Asked competition, my knowledge about product, and some technical details   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Goleta, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goleta, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    I submitted a resume just after I graduated from college. I was contacted by a recruiter who asked some basic questions about my knowledge of C++, object oriented programming, and what sort of job I was interested in. He setup an on-site interview for a week later. My interview was 5 hours long. I talked to 5 different people. Each person was kind and enjoyable to talk to -- though they definitely asked some tough questions. Most of the questions were related to programming and my past experience in software engineering. One of the interviews was more focused on soft skills and whether I was truly passionate about software engineering. Overall, I really enjoyed the experience and enjoyed getting to meet the people I would end up working with on a daily basis. I've learned a lot from them since.

    Interview Questions
    • I was shown a graph which described the load on a server over the course of a day. I was asked to explain the behavior that I saw on the graph.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was lengthy - it took 2 months. However, everyone was incredibly approachable, friendly and professional.

    The first interview was the typical HR screen that only lasted about 20 minutes. The purpose was to determine if their was an initial match of salary, skills and experience.

    The next two interviews were phone and "GoToMeeting" with department members/peers. Their questions dug a bit deeper into the resume and relevant experience examples. They were also very approachable and conversational, so the interview did not feel tough at all.

    The final step was a half-day event, including 2 one-hour face-to-face interviews with the VP and Sr. Director. These interviews were in-depth and had many behavioral questions, conceptual questions, and detailed experience questions. Although the questions were the toughest in the process, they were still very approachable and friendly employees. The day then continued with a lunch with potential colleagues. The lunch was an informal, conversational time to determine if there was compatibility and a culture fit.

    Although most of the time there were several days or even several weeks between each step, which was a little frustrating, overall the process was very positive and made me want to work there because everyone was amazing.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked a variety of "What would you do if..." type of questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation on the offer, but the offer was way better than I even expected, so I had no need to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Design Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    Applied at job fair, had short interview at fair, phone interview, design task and presentation thereof over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • The design task was posed as most of a design task, but they wanted to see more research. For just an internship I didn't have alot of time to commit to the task.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Associate Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Goleta, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Goleta, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with HR then all managers in the department

    Interview Questions
    • Open ended questions asking for example how I dealt with a difficult matter or customer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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