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Senior Program Manager Interview

Senior Program Manager
San Jose, CA

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2012.

Interview Details – Good interview process - thoughtful questions from interviewers - quick follow up from the recruiter. Haven't heard if I'm getting an offer yet, but am hopeful. I have contracted at Cisco before and love working there. The corporate culture, workplace flexibility, and collaboration tools are the best. I really would like to become a FTE at Cisco and get out of the contractor world.

Interview Question – What is your knowledge of Cisco's architectures and how they fit into business needs as a whole today?   Answer Question


No Offer

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Senior Program Manager Interview

Senior Program Manager
San Jose, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems in July 2011.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview with the hiring manager.
Follow-up phone interview with the hiring manager's director.
Awaiting in-person interviews.

Interview Question – What would you like to do in 3 to 5 years?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

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Senior Manufacturing Program Manager Interview

Senior Manufacturing Program Manager
San Jose, CA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2007.

Interview Details – They were very intelligent and asked very good questions. The questions were very probing and required very strong responses. The questions ranged from how I delt with a situation and my understanding of business management. I was offered the job the next day.

Interview Question – I was asked to review a part of a presentation and tell them what I the message was.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Cisco pays fair salaries so it was not an issue.


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Senior Program Manager Interview

Senior Program Manager

The process took 3 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2009.

Interview Details – phone screen, 2 on site interviews w/ 3 to 4 people each. Followed by phone offer. Then a couple of days of discussions. Declined offer. The phone screen was from a recruiter - internal. Then a few days later they emailed and wanted to set up a on site interview. It was with three people plus the recruiter/hr person that did the initial screen. Included were the hiring manager, a potential peer, and managers from departments I would interface with. The last interview was with the VP of hardware development, VP of S/W development, and two engineers on the project.

Reason for Declining – Not as attractive as current job. Security and seniority were a consideration of current job. Also I value the current relationships. I'd have to go in and 'prove' myself all over again for a job that was not a step up from my current job.


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Senior Program Manager Interview

Senior Program Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2011.

Interview Details – 1. Phone screenby recruiter
2. Phone interview with the hiringmanager
3. In person interview for a day

Some people in the in person interview were positive about the position and really patient and willing ot learn my backgroud - some were just wanting to get it over with.

Interview Question – How will you resolve a conflict between 2 senior director who are stack holders for yout porgram   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Got a better offer from another company

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