Cisco Systems Interview Questions & Reviews in London, England
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Software Engineer III Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed 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 Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I've accepted the offer which they made, without further negotations.
Senior Network Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.
Interview Details – About eight interviews face to face and a few over the phone. Generally friendly.
Interview Question – What is your personal career goal and how do you think this job will assist you? Answer Question
Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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
Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed 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 Question – Nothing unexpected. View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation as it was a global graduate program!
Sales Business Analyst - Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 8 months - interviewed 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 Question – 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.
CSAP Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.
Interview Details – Fantastic process to really find if you will fit into the company culture!
Interview Question – What's your view on today's Internet and if you could change it what would you change Answer Question
Business Development Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I 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 Question – who would you identify as ideal acquisition targets and why Answer Question
Negotiation Details – very painful, took along time, poor comms, rigid HR policy
Regional Sales Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 90 plan should I enter the business View Answer
Reason for Declining – It became clear that the role would focus more on an area of the business that I wasnt interested in.
Head of Collaboration Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2009.
Interview Details – It was a meandering drag
- Tell us about the real you - what do you do outside or work Answer Question
- What is collaboration, how do you define it to customers Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes. Negotiated cash over levels
Human Resources Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – If you had to terminate yourself, what would be the reason? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Company culture not a fit, long-term prospects not as promising as current employer.