Cisco Systems Interview Questions in Research Triangle Park, NC

Updated Jun 29, 2014
Updated Jun 29, 2014
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    Technical Leader I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    The content of the interview process is not standardized. Interviewing with different groups can be a Hit or Miss match. The need is based upon the hiring group and not our overall fit for the company after your current role is completed. Often esoteric to the groups current issues.

    Interview Questions
    • A coding question specific to the current engineers problem that the engineer could not solve.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the website when I saw that Cisco was one of the 20 companies that pays their interns most. I received an email about a week or so later asking me to schedule a time when I could come into the RTP campus for an in-person interview. My interview was actually through telepresence with a manager in England. He mostly covered information about what I would be doing if I was selected and asked what experience I had related to the projects. It was an easy and comfortable interview. They mostly want to see if you are the right fit for the culture and are capable of doing the project tasks.

    Interview Questions
    • If someone came to you and said you had to pick one career, what would you choose?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I received an email 4 or 5 days later saying I had been selected to move forward in the process. Then I completed the employee application, then a recruiter called and told me how much I would be making, where I would be working, etc.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    VPAM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    This might have been, what seemed like, the most unorganized interview I have ever been on. It started by dumping everyone in a room and telling us that this was our chance to interview them while they interview us. Well that is not at all the case. No one from Cisco ever keeps quite long enough to really ask any worthwhile questions.
    Then you are taken one by one to do a role play which again seems every unorganized. One person watches you make a phone call while the other person doesn't listen to what you say on the other line.
    Then you are thrown back in the room to listen to more Cisco propaganda while you wait for your 15 minute one on ones.
    As you start you one on ones the Cisco employee will ask you very basic interview questions. Again they really don't let you answer. You will meet with 3-4 people for a total of 45 minutes then you are sent on your way.
    All the employees seem very uninterested in the process and want to get it over with right away.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Seemed a very high pressure workplace where people will throw you under the bus to get ahead.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Cloud Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    There were a bunch of phone calls.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions. Just a chat on IaaS.   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Virtual Sales Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was referred by a friend on the vSAM team. After my resume was given to the appropriate person, I had a phone interview which was followed by an onsite interview - half day process. There were 8 other applicants interviewing at the same time. First up was a role play followed by interviews with six mangers.

    Interview Questions
    • I found the role play to be the most anxiety-producing portion but it went well. There were no unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Relationship Manager/Operations Manager/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview process began with a 30 minute phone interview with a peer, then a face to face panel interview with management, followed by a second face to face panel interview. It was clear from the interviews Cisco held a high standard and the work would be highly demanding. Culture was casual and fun, focused on collaboration and innovation.

    Interview Questions
    • I was required to present slides for the second panel interview to demonstrate my presentation skills.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview process was very simple. I completed a phone screen with HR which was followed by a day-long interview onsite with a panel of managers. Many of the questions were not technical in nature but were sales situational in nature.

    Interview Questions
    • "I hate mini-vans but I want you to sell me one anyway."   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. The salary was more than fair and the benefits package was above normal for my region and field of expertise.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Services/Software Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial interview with agent at Insight Global, within a week I had my first big interview with the Operations Managers of the team I am now on. Following the in person interview I had a follow up phone interview with another BOM, which lead me to my final phone interview with my current boss. The rest is history.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question I was asked was why I desired this position at Cisco with no relative background in the company.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    call from recruiter. had 2technical interviews one for java and other for sql skills. and then on site interview with team members and manager

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software/QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Interview Details

    Not hugely difficult, people mostly asked me about my background and why I wanted the job. One final guy "grilled" me by asking me to explain in great detail my most recent coding project.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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