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Cisco Systems India Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Project Manager - IT Interview

Project Manager - IT
San Jose, CA

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 6 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Milpitas, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Easy Interview

Manager II Finance Interview

Manager II Finance
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in March 2014.

Interview Details – 3 rounds of interview (1st with direct manager, 2nd with senior sales guy & 3rd with international country controller). Interview was based on resume & was smooth & easy. However, it took around 4 months from first call to offer.

Negotiation Details – very little, slight increase in joining bonus


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer III Interview

Software Engineer III
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in May 2011.

Interview Details – The interview includes 1-2 written rounds of basic networking concepts, 3-5 Technical Interview based on your expertise. It helps to have any of the Cisco Certifications including CCNA, CCNP or CCIE. The technical rounds are followed by a Manager round and an HR round which might take time upto a week. The Manager round can also include technical questions.

Interview Question – C Code for mindbender game played on desktop   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer II Interview

Software Engineer II
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in April 2012.

Interview Details – Initially had a telephonic interview which covered almost everything from DS, C, Computer architecture, projects in the previous company. Once you are thorough with the fundamentals of the above specified subjects, you are guaranteed to clear the interview.

Interview Question – I did not anything very tough. Most of the questions were very common in C and DS.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was in 4L package and when they offered me 8.2L, I did not negotiate at all. But even after 2 years of stay in the company, I did not get a hike worth mentioning.


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer II Interview

Software Engineer II
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in August 2010.

Interview Details – 1. telephonic where in your projected related questions will be asked
2. 3 rounds of interview on C, data structure, projected related, switching, routing
3. HR round where in compensation related question will be asked


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Network Consulting Engineer Interview

Network Consulting Engineer

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Cisco Systems India.

Interview Details – written test( aptitude,digital electronics,communication networks) followed by two technical rounds and one HR round. The interviewer in first round was really cool but second technical round was more like a stress round.

Interview Question – all the questions were confined to basics:
ex: need for ipv6, explain the layers of OSI model, explain network diagram
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer III Interview

Software Engineer III
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in July 2010.

Interview Details – I had 3 rounds of technical interview and 2 rounds of non technical interview where project and my work related things are discussed. Technical includes testing my embedded knowledge, basic networking concepts, Operating System and Data structure

Interview Question – Puzzles like findings a duplicate number in a array of 100 filled with 0 to 99 randomly and one number is duplicated. Need to write a efficient and fast algorithm to find the duplication.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer I Interview

Software Engineer I
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in September 2010.

Interview Details – I got the call through referral by my friend working over there.
4 rounds of full technical interview on phone, each around 30-45 minutes. All interviews were back to back. After getting shortlisted, I was called for face to face interview. There were 2 rounds of face to face interviews : one slightly technical and another one HR round.

Interview Question – Technical questions regarding hardware design and algorithm pertaining to binary tree.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Architect Interview

Architect

Interviewed at Cisco Systems India

Interview Details – I had 6 rounds of interview.
First round was a written test
Second round was a technical interview
Third was another technical interview with an architect
Fourth was a managerial interview
Fifth was another senior technical level interview
Finally, the HR interview

Interview Question – About Chemistry, which was unexpected   View Answer

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