Cisco Systems Account Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 19, 2015
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Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview

For any candidates applying for positions at Cisco...be patient! HR has become a big organization and sometimes the recruiters don't always communicate effectively with the hiring manager. Once you've identified the location for the position, you can probably identify the Hiring Manager or someone that knows the hiring Manager via Linkedin to establish a direct connection which will help you through the HR side of the process.

Interview Questions

  • Whiteboard a converged voice and video infrastructure   1 Answer

Negotiation

Not a lot of room for negotiation

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Resume review and initial informal conversation with Hiring Mgr. After which, six interviews with peers and other Managers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The negotiation phase was straight forward. They told me what the comp was and I decided if it was worth it for me to take it.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2011.

    Interview

    On campus interview, followed by a phone screening, and then three 45 minute back to back to back interviews. Then a final phone interview. During the entire process a lot of situational questions were asked. The interviews also focused on account planning techniques and strategies. The entire process took 30 - 45 days. Very challenging process, but worth it!

    Interview Questions

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (Memphis, TN) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Very well coordinated process which wsa handled very professionally. Interviewers were intelligent, respectful, and very challenging with questions that related to real-lfe scenarios for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach a multi-million dollar project where you are the incumbent and being attacked on price due to a new competitor?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The standard packaging for the position was 60% more than my previous position at HP.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems (Raleigh, NC) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Phone screening, then mix of on-site and video conference.
    Fairly generic questions. My management focused most on cultural fit, drive and gut feeling.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one of your weaknesses.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Offer only, no negotiations.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    I had 2 interviews before to star workingin Cisco Systems during one week. It was a very fast process. They had the slot postionandtheyneedto select the candidate fast before to lost the slot.

    Interview Questions

    • My experience with one big customer that is Telefonica. They asked me about my list of contacts in Telefonica de España.   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (Paris (France)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Challenging but fast paced, starts with phone, then video, then assessment center, they fly you in to the closest one to you. Overal really nice experience. Very professional people and very friendly, always willing to help.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiable

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems (London, England (UK)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Graduate program- CSAP- 1 phone interview with scenario based questions, 1 full day with a presentation to deliver, a sales roleplay to close on, and a 1-2-1 interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation as it was a global graduate program!

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems (Cape Town (South Africa)) in November 2009.

    Interview

    All interviews were done over the phone since i knew the people in Cisco that i would be working with and for.as I have worked with Cisco as a business partner before i joined Cisco.
    The hiring process took longer than expected as it took quite a while from interviews until I got a letter of appointment

    Interview Questions

    • No Difficult or Unexpected Question applied as myself and the interviewers were all on the same page and working in the same field   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The offer was not as good as i have hoped for, but I decided to accept the offer as for me at the time it was more about changing jobs and moving to Cisco, than about a very good offer.

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