I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems in November 2013.
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 Question – 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.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in August 2013.
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 Question – How would you size the opportunity with a potential customer? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation wasn't necessary.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in August 2012.
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The application process was pretty straight forward. I was told about the position as a former Citrix employee. I reached out to the hiring manager and he suggested for me to apply. I applied online. Now the online application seems very out of date but allows you to have a profile to apply to multiple positions. Once the application is submitted, it did take some time to get the process going.
I had a couple of phone interviews. The first one was very laid back. The second one was technical from someone on the team. The questions were not hard but I do not expect the questions and I expected more questions on my background. Then I was asked to fly out to HQ in CA to meet with five 1:1 interviews. All of the interviews were fairly laid back and questions were decent. No one expected me to have the hands on experience on the new technology. I was asked questions around technology for the most part and questions on my current position.
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Citrix Systems in October 2011.
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Citrix contacted me at my home within a week of receiving my resume. I called them back the next day; HR did not respond for another full week. When HR called me the second time, they again called my house instead of my cell phone and did not use any other means to contact me (not e-mail or cell). (My resume clearly states that I am still employed...which implies that I would not be at home during business hours. All of my contact information is listed at the top of my resume.)
I called them again and asked them to call my cell and also send me an e-mail. A different HR person then called my house and also e-mailed me and did not refer to the previous HR person's call or attempts to contact me. I started to think the company had no idea what it was doing. Finally talked to the second HR person for about 10 mins...he gave me no useful information, just spouted a bunch of financial numbers to let me know how successful Citrix expects to be in the next three years. I thought the process would end here since I did not think the conversation went that well.
I was surprised to hear from a 3rd HR person who then attempted to set up a phone interview with the hiring manager. She was very disorganized and never even told me the name of the person I would be interviewing with. I never received a confirmation of the interview; instead I received another phone call at my home two days before the interview from a 4th HR person wanting to reschedule. I told her they needed to STOP calling my house and use my cell and e-mail as the primary forms of contact. She rescheduled my interview; I specifically told her I would be travelling on business that day and THEY MUST CALL MY CELL PHONE.
On the day of the interview, the hiring manager did not call. Two hours later, I still had not received a phone call or an e-mail from Citrix. I e-mailed the last HR person I talked to, told her that I had not heard from the hiring manager, and said I was no longer interested in persuing this role as a result. She immediately e-mailed me and explained that the hiring manager did call me BUT HE CALLED MY HOUSE. She said they still really wanted to interview me and asked if I would reschedule. She did not offer an apology.
At this point I told her to forget it. This company's business is supposed to be all about empowering a virtual workforce (i.e., making it easy for people to work and collaborate remotely) yet they can't even coordinate a conference call to make an interview happen? Not a place where I want to work! This experience SUCKED and colored my impression of Citrix forever. I will never apply there again.
Interview Question – no relevant questions asked Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Citrix Systems in September 2010.
Interview Question – sorting optimization View Answer
Reason for Declining – Lot of old engineers (YMMV depending on different teams). Don't feel the passion.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Citrix Systems in November 2009.
Interview Details – Two telephone interviews followed by 4-hour onsite interviews. Typical interivew questions were asked. A 30 minute skills test was given but I felt more time should have been allocated. I don't know how much weight the skills test was given as compared to the interviews.
Interview Question – Would you be willing to shake things up? Answer Question
Pros: Cutting edge systems, work from anywhere (in most cases), opportunities are there for the taking. – Full Review
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