Citrix Systems Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  2.  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed 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 Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Employee  in  Goleta, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Goleta, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  6.  

    Inside Sales Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by an employee and got a phone interview. I am highly qualified and have the experience, so I answered all questions well. After MUCH follow up, I got an invite to a mixer at a local bar (yes, a bar) with Citrix employees.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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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    Senior Business Operations Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview (30mins) with the hiring manager.
    Onsite interview (2 hours) - 3 team members.
    GoToMeeting interview with VP

    Interviews were functional and scenario-based.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you size the opportunity with a potential customer?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation wasn't necessary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Field Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Took a while, but was a good experience

    Negotiation Details
    Minimal
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Communications Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy process, four phone interviews before invited to onsite. Onsite was an all-day event meeting with 6-7 people. Nerve-wracking, but it was a good process because by the time I was through I got a good feel for the working environment, and was convinced this was where I wanted to be.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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