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    TAC At Cisco Systems Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied for this position online and got contacted the next day by a recruiter at Cisco.
    Started with a prescreen phone interview for 10 mins (nothing technical) why-do-you-want-to-work-for-Cisco type of question. and some info about myself.
    Two days later had a technical phone interview, with a friendly engineer; the following week had an onsite interview via Teleconference since I am in the East Coast and the position is in San Jose, CA.
    Prepare to get technical with troubleshooting questions, etc.... scenario based questions and personality questions as well, what-would-you-do-in-this-situation type of questions since this is a customer support role.
    Got my offer letter the next day.

    Interview Questions
    • Scenario based question when a computer needs to talk to another computer on a different network..... word of advice, know all the fields in the layer 3 packet to answer this question.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate, all I asked for was a compensation equivalent to the market value since this is my first job
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Tac Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was about, how well you can present yourself.
    what kind of behavior you have towards various situations that will be imposed upon you.
    Technical round was mostly about networks, a little bit of C coding, a little bit of OS.

    Puzzle solving, analytical skills.

    HR round and Managerial round, simply tested your mindset, and how you will apply your knowledge towards situational scenarios.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    TAC Customer Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Diegem (Belgium)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Diegem (Belgium)
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2009.

    Interview Details

    The phone interview was technical, with pointed questions on security protocols and in-depth networking knowledge. After passing that, I was invited for a day of interviews. There were 8 interviews in total, 6 technical, and 2 managerial. The technical ones consisted of troubleshooting on a whiteboard, analyzing network diagrams, doing netmask calculations, and explaining the analytical process out loud. The managerial interviews were just to see if you would fit in to the group. The technical interviews were quite tough, with very senior people asking you pointed question. What they were after was not always the right answer, but instead to see you troubleshoot and explain your thought process out loud.

    Interview Questions
    • Given this network diagram, why is machine A not able to ping machine B?   View Answer
    • Given this network diagram, device A is receiving ICMP (type/code) messages (the type and code will vary by question or scenario). What could be causing these messages?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    A reasonable salary with benefits. If you have work experience, you can negotiate a better package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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