Cisco Systems Account Manager Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
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Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in March 2014.

Interview

First over the phone interview was basic behavioral based questions and experience related qualifications. Second over the phone interview was higher quality more personal questions about my character and life experiences. Mandatory creative video cover letter - bare directions of what they want, would like you to be very creative and show your personality. Lastly there is a role play assessment where you play the role of an account manager who is conducting a first encounter sales meeting. Intro (confirm time for meeting, build rapport) Needs identification (qualifying questions), Product or service presentation, Close

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work in sales? Why do you want to work for Cisco? What personal experiences have you had that developed your leadership skills? List 5 words that your peers of colleagues would use to describe you.   1 Answer

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McKinney, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems (McKinney, TX).

    Interview

    The process is long and complicated. Cisco is truly a world class company and this is part of the reason. They take their time and really vet the candidates to hire the best of the best.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked really specific scenarios related to sales and dealing with channel partners. How to handle issues.   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2012.

    Interview

    As an internal candidate the process was fair and efficient. I had to interview with a panel of 4 people from sales, biz dev and engineering. The overall experience was good.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel you will be able to transition from your current role into this new vertical?   Answer Question

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