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Updated Dec 18, 2014
Updated Dec 18, 2014
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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    i got an email from HR once I applied after clearing a written test. This was followed by 2 rounds of face-to-face technical interviews. First round was with QA engineer the second was with a Manager Finally was made the offer after a HR round

    Interview Questions
    • Practical questions like How do you test a pen?
      What are the different kinds of testing strategies?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    I went off campus for this interview. I scored higher on the aptitude side, so was sent to interview for the NCE position. My technical interview was largely based on my resume. And my managerial interview was just the manager explaining concepts to me. My HR was just chatting with the HR. Everything was pretty smooth.

    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to pursue my higher studies.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of a phone interview by the hiring manager, followed by 3 more phone interviews with potential team peers. Then invited to an onsite interview with 2 more potential team peers. Mostly consisted of questions on how you would handle issues with coworkers, managers, challenges. They just want to see if they can work with you and how your past experience can transcend into the new position.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have time to take a test? We would like to evaluate you with this test   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Contract position so take it or leave it. Pretty good offer for contract position however.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager - IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    fast interview, quick response for a contractor

    for on-payroll employees, however the HR process, approvals, etc and other HR proceedings take a very long time. The manager responses are also time consuming.

    There are multiple interviews, panel discussions, 1:1 meetings, phone interviews, etc. The HR process is tedious as well.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you leaving your old job and what did you hate most about your previous employer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager, Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    No clear process followed. Multiple rounds of interviews, slow decision making. HR is horrible in handling the process to make an offer. There is no clear communication about when and what will be next steps.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you handle conflict between two of your reportees?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations at all. Very rigid and dictating.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    TAC Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    Campus Selection. Written, GD(more of a discussion on profile offered), Technical Interview, HR Interview.
    Since it was campus selection, and our university has good relations with Cisco, it was pretty general stuff like OSI model. They wanted to be sure i was interested in Computer networking as most of my projects were software related and my branch was CSE.

    Interview Questions
    • write a c program? well since the profile was of Computer Networks, i wasnt exactly expecting questions on Programming.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Core Java Web services Database Memory issues Some standard questions. Not too complex.
    It takes a long time. 2+ months. Some of the managerial rounds are for name sake, but some of them are technical as well.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    There was a written test conducted Chennai Wide. I came to know of it through my friends. It was a easy round with some aptitudes and C/C++ objective questions. I was through in it. Then they called for a face-2-face interview in Cisco Chennai Campus.
    The interviewer asked some puzzles[2] and then some questions on my resume about the current role in my company. They also asked 2 programming questions related to easy string manipulations. Overall it was good.

    Interview Questions
    • 2 questions.
      1. Tell me about yourself. Interviewer asked me this and as soon as i started, light went off. I also stopped speaking. Then the interviewer says kindly continue. i can listen to you. And i continued until the lights came.[30 secs]
      2. I was explaining something and then he went on asking how do you do that and tried to enter deep into that. I understood that he has deep knowledge on that topic. Thus, i poiltely told that particular module is outsourced to another company. Thats when he said that "This is where i have spent 15 years of my career." And the interviewer went on explaining. I was listening to him politely and asking him further questions on "oh. i get it now. Nodding as he was explaining for half an hour".

      he was very happy with my overall interview process.
       
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    Negotiation Details
    No Negotitation. I accepted the offer as it is.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    TAC Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview process will be a total of 2 technical rounds and a managerial round and HR round.They will test your basics in the first technical round and if your basics are strong in the second round it will be a scenario based interview. They will try to understand how you would go about troubleshooting the issue. They will ask you everything that you have mentioned in your resume. If you are not comfortable with one of the topic do not mention it on you CV.

    Interview Questions
    • They will test your basics in the first technical round and if your basics are strong in the second round it will be a scenario based interview. They will try to understand how you would go about troubleshooting the issue. They will ask you everything that you have mentioned in your resume. If you are not comfortable with one of the topic do not mention it on you CV.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    6 rounds of interview. 1 round telephonic, 3 rounds of face to face, 1 round of US interview, 1 HR interview. Takes a lot of time to complete the interview process. Then the background verification takes about 2 weeks.

    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate. Receive what they give.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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