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Cisco Systems Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    onsite interview with 6 senior engineers, 2 at a time. Onsite for upto 6 hours. Questions ranged from networking technology to problem solving with algorithms.
    interviewers were very pleasant experienced bunch, asked difficult questions but not aggressive.

    Negotiation Details
    need to negotiate agressively.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Software Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    After simple talk with recruiter (no technical questions), I was given a not attented coding test to do. Then interview with 6 people - mostly technical, without any particularly difficult questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I've accepted the offer which they made, without further negotations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    About eight interviews face to face and a few over the phone. Generally friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your personal career goal and how do you think this job will assist you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    CSAP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Fantastic process to really find if you will fit into the company culture!

    Interview Questions
    • What's your view on today's Internet and if you could change it what would you change   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    interview with HR, line manager team members, met over 7 people over 7 interviews, no real consistency in technique or structure.. lack of process, bad communication of feedback, no consistency of feedback style or content, lack of clarity regarding success factors, goals etc. no tech support for process, bad hr systems support,

    Interview Questions
    • who would you identify as ideal acquisition targets and why   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    very painful, took along time, poor comms, rigid HR policy
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Regional Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very thorough interview process. Cisco likes the whole team to interview you for a role so it can take some time. They do many reference checks and spend alot of time going through your profile.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    It became clear that the role would focus more on an area of the business that I wasnt interested in.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Graduate program- CSAP- 1 phone interview with scenario based questions, 1 full day with a presentation to deliver, a sales roleplay to close on, and a 1-2-1 interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation as it was a global graduate program!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Started with a recruiter screen after a direct contact. Started with a couple of phone interviews, mostly about background and potential interest. They looked to find out why I might leave and if my CV was legit. Took some time to arrange in-person interviews with several people. Seemed more like who was available that day than real decision makers or people I'd work with. Took a couple more weeks to do video interviews with hiring manager and peers. Style felt a bit like "prove to us you are not incompetent!" Site visit followed to impress. Was never really sure where I stood but got an offer anyway...but I lost interest after the video interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had to terminate yourself, what would be the reason?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Company culture not a fit, long-term prospects not as promising as current employer.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Business Analyst - Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I have to say that they were all friendly and didn't make you fell uncomfortable at any time.

    The first interview was a phone interview with one of my mangers to be, we went through the role and my resume. No unexpected questions.

    The second interview was another phone interview with a guy I would have had to work with, he tested my analytical skills and got information on what software I had experience on. He later asked me for a couple of examples of similar situations that I had had in my previous job experiences.

    A couple of months later and after many follow-ups, I got the feedback. I passed. They set up the third interview, this time via the super-cool Cisco Telepresence. I was applying for a position in London and at the time I was in another country. The third interview was with the other hiring manager and the director of the division. Again, we went through my resume and they asked me questions like why I wanted to work for Cisco and what were my motivations. After I answered all their questions they said they would let me know and a couple of days later they said everything went well and I would start in 3 weeks!

    Very nice experience, the only problem is that it took a very long time for the whole process, from the beginning to the end, 8 months....but I am still here, it was worth waiting for it.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions or tests, I think it was due to the fact that I was applying for an internship and I was not an engineer or a developer   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I actually didn't try to negotiate, I was too happy to have been accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process was professional, with a series of two interviews; phone and face to face.

    Negotiation Details
    It was all through my Contracting Agency / employer. There was a little negotiation, whereby we reached an agree-able decision for both parties. I was satisfied with the process
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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