Cisco Systems Software Engineer II Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Software Engineer II Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Applied in College Job fair. Contact me after 3 weeks. In person interview where they asked about my previous experience and some design problems. They were very cordial and very friendly.
    The interviewer asked me about the technologies which I used during my previous employment and my current on going projects.
    They are very accommodating about the location you want to be posted.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    half an hour talking about my past project experience, no algorithm question.

    Interview Questions
    • in the end, i was caught off guard by a simple question: "if you calculate c = c+1 with 100 threads, do you need a lock? "   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer II Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole process was about 40 minutes on campus. Questions were all about network.
    1. How to check the network? command like ping, trace route, tcpdump.
    2. Given mask code to calculate feasible IPs.
    3. Some easy coding problems. (sort, string reverse)

    Interview Questions
    • Given mask code to calculate feasible IPs. Thought about a while.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    I was on campus for a day. They did not even fly me to the Bay Area, I had to purchase my own ticket. It was purely technical.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Just one round of on campus interview. Was interviewed by 2 managers simultaneously and the interview lasted for 50 minutes. Questions were based on past experience and basic programming concepts. I was asked to code in any language I was comfortable in. Got the letter of intent on the same day and offer letter after a month.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through College.

    Just one on-campus interview - 2 interviewers. Technical Leads

    General C questions (Bit manipulations etc Low level). Asked a lot about project since it was in Networking.
    Behavioral questions - How do you avoid conflict; Why should we hire you

    Nothing very difficult. Got the response in 3 days that I was selected

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They offer standard salary to grads which is pretty good. I had some experience, So I could negotiate with ease.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was called for an interview on campus after handing over my resume in career fair. The interview was of 40 minutes where they mostly asked questions related to my previous experience and some basic networking, OS and programming questions. Got the offer after 7 days of interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Americas (United States) Software II Engineer (Intern) - Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview lasted for 30 minutes, it started smoothly with general introductions and then the interviewer started reviewing my resume and asked questions related to my works, projects, experiences and skills. Then more questions keep coming fully related to the "Networks". Questions like what are the seven OSI Layers. What is the difference between IPv4 and IPv6.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    On Campus interview. There are two interviewers for me, one is more like a management guy and one is a software engineer himself. They asked about my resume experience, and how I handle multiple projects and deadlines, and also how to deal with teammates that holds different opinions. The technical side is more about embedded systems, basic programming, operating system concepts.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume in jobfair and got a call after a week for an on campus interview. I was asked only behavorial questions which was very surprising. Interviewer was polite and not intimidating at all so I answered his questions calmly.

    Interview Questions
    • At last the interviewer asked what kind of a work do you wish to do at Cisco.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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