Cisco Systems Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    2 rounds away from HQ at a recruiting session. These were lengthy in depth interviews. 4 rounds at HQ in a round table type session. These were quicker 20 minute type interviews, which were a bit superficial but I think we're more geared to judge fit and personality.

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    New Product Introduction Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    I had to interview with 8 people for NPI engineer position. After the phone screen with one of the engineers, you meet with 4 people individually who were mostly technical staff for the first round of the interview. For the second round, you meet with the hiring manager, another manager, and the HR representative.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly basic technical questions.   1 Answer
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    IT Engineer Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    On Campus Career Fair, then to On Campus Interview, then to Web-ex Interview. All very positive experiences, working with pleasant interviewers. The university helped a lot in the process of setting up interviews and bringing the recruiters to campus

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (Raleigh, NC).

    Interview

    I was contacted about 2 weeks after I applied. We had a brief conversation about the job description. They then told me if I qualified then they would get back to me. About a week later I was contacted for an interview which consisted of a 10 minute presentation through their video conference platform on a selected topic. Mine was on the "Internet of Things". After I interviewed with some leads. This was all through video on the same day. Not much negotiation but sky is the limit because it is CISCO so I wouldn't worry too much.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) What does honesty mean to you ? 2) Describe a time that you failed at something on the job 3) What are your strengths and how can they be weaknesses also.   Answer Question
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Middle level difficulty. 5 people panel to perform the interview. I apply engineer position. Two people are not professional or expertise on the area. I provided answers but they may not understand exactly, and kept questioning me the issue which is not right. I am kind of disappointed for the questions

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    Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    I had to go through seven interviews to get the job. These were over the phone and face to face interviews with people from different countries and departments. Very friendly and professional interviewers.

    Interview Questions

    • General knowledge about the company, services and products.   Answer Question
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    DG Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Mateo, CA).

    Interview

    4 phone interviews, and then I attended an on campus interview that I expected to be in person, but turned out to be remote--in a room with a long thin conference table facing 3 cameras, 3 large displays and a bright bank of lights. Soon 4 people joined on screen for a panel interview. On the plus side, the tech was very good. Except with the usual problem of one voice canceling out all others.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any ideas you can share about how we can make our DG journey more effective?   Answer Question
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    All interviews with the company were conducted via phone. Four total interview phone calls in total. Recruiter solicited interview from a careerbuilder.com resume search. The friendliest people during an interview process.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Competitive salary

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Three rounds, presentation, pricing, market research, finance, etc were covered as a part of the interview process. The time it took was fast, everything was closed within 3 weeks from the beginning till the end.

    Interview Questions

    • Present a market research project, talk about your experience, resume based question   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter and had a 30 minute talk. Went on to have a phone interview which was a technical programming interview. Some basic computational problem. Went onsite and had 4 hours of interviews including architectural design and programming.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me to describe how computers work at a high and low level, as well as design a REST API for a complete system   Answer Question
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