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Citrix Systems Interview Questions

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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    Senior Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 weeksinterviewed at Citrix Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Only went to one round of interviews at the local ShareFile office. The environment is very casual and people are very friendly. I went through 4 interviews during the day.

    The first was with the Senior Product Manager, and the man who would be my boss. He just went through my resume and my Github account with me. He asked me some behavioral questions (tell me about yourself, what are your passions, strengths and weaknesses, etc.).

    The second interview was a general coding interview with two staff engineers. The questions were about the programming languages I've worked with. They also threw a programming question I had to code in C. After I was done, they asked me to debug it, which was great because I found an error in my answer;

    The third interview was with two more engineers but it was more about web concepts: http, RESTful interfaces, Ajax, Cloud development, etc.

    The final interview was with the Senior Manager again who just asked a brainteaser. Unfortunately I didn't get it.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was unexpected or difficult except for the brainteaser. It is long and I don't remember all the details, so I won't post it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much negotiation, since they offered far more than what I expected and the benefits were pretty good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer I Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Citrix Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    First met a Citrix manager through a campus fair. They had a few positions open for systems programming and networking, which I was very interested in. We set up a phone screen for a few weeks later. The questions weren't too difficult, though I seemed to struggle for the first 5 minutes or so... I was too nervous. But things got better as we moved on.

    I was asked to interview on-site the next month. I was interviewing at a lot of places, and what I really liked about Citrix was the team and culture. Everyone was ridiculously nice and understanding. I was asked about my classes and projects from my resume, and I was also given about 2 hours worth of straight whiteboard problem solving. There was also a social interview at lunch. Finally, I had my last interview with a senior person in the department about what I'd be doing here and what was expected of me.

    Interview Questions
    • There were also a lot of questions about data structures, bit manipulation, and basic algorithms.

      Given a char array of space separated words, parse a second char array to print which of these words are present in the second array. Ignore duplicates.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Coming right out of college, I didn't have much room for negotiation. I was able to get a few thousand dollars more than what they initially offered though.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Citrix Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by recruiter. I was asked a few questions about my knowledge of the company and its products. A second phone interview was scheduled with a Lead. That interview lasted for an hour. Many technical questions were asked. An onsite interview was scheduled, which lasted for 3 hours. It was with three teams of 2 persons on each team. It was a good experience. However the 'Work/Life Balance' mantra was not promoted during the interview process as it is on the company's web site.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. What is the difference between tcp/udp.
      2. Describe the SSH handshake.
      3, Name commonly used Port numbers.
      4. What is a router and what is it used for?
      5. What is IIS and what are some versions of it?
      6. What is the difference between a switch and a router?
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    Reasons for Declining

    Work/Life Balance was not discussed. Was told the schedule changes every 3 months.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    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+ monthsinterviewed 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
  7.  

    Design Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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
  8.  

    Marketing Product Specialist Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Citrix Systems in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews. very laid back

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    it was a great pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very little room for negotiation, but offer was fair although not off the charts
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    There are multiple interviews with different teams to assess technical prowess and overall bedside manner. Each interviewer has a different area of expertise, and they probe their specific areas.

    Hiring is a simple process - phone call, formal offer letter, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Director Product Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    The interview process for me was quite long and thorough. I went through seven in-person interview sessions and ten phone sessions with key members of the field teams. Almost all the interviewers (except one) were polite and very respectful in their conversations. Questions were primarily related to my experience, industry knowledge and situation handling.

    The process was longer than I had expected, about 3.5 months from initial contact to job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • In the early part of the interview process I was asked whaget the position my 30/60/90 day plan would be if I get the position. At that point I was still exploring what exactly is expected from the position. I told them that I was exploring and understanding the responsibilities, once that is done I will put together the 30/60/90 day plan   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was competitive and in line with my expectations. I asked for sign on bonus which they accepeted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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