Cisco Systems Senior Program Manager Interview Questions

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    Senior Program Manager Interview

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

    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 Questions
    • What is your knowledge of Cisco's architectures and how they fit into business needs as a whole today?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Program Manager Interview

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

    I applied through other source. 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 Questions
    • What would you like to do in 3 to 5 years?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Manufacturing Program Manager Interview

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

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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.

    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • How will you resolve a conflict between 2 senior director who are stack holders for yout porgram   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Got a better offer from another company

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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