Cisco Systems Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    After applying online I was contacted by the EMEA recruitment co-ordinator for a telephonic interview, which revealed to be just a mocking call and a waste of time. During 15 minutes telephonic my counterpart has been repeatedly yawning (6 times at least) on the phone while I was speaking, showing a total lack of education. I still waiting for the feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were focused on my previous job, why I left and how much I was earning, asking me to provide payslips.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Easy, interviewer very friendly, no hard questions. They told me I was successful and they will get in touch to arrange a formal face-to-face interview, after a month they emailed me saying I was unsuccessful... ridiculous

    Interview Questions
    • What tech related interests do I have outside of work   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Java Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview - really easy/standard questions, nothing out of the ordinary.
    Face to face interview with hiring managers @ Cisco HQ. A series of three one to one interviews and some of the questions were actually repeated. The three interviews had no technical questions, prior experience didn't seem to matter, they just wanted to know if I would fit within their team, if I had the right mentality and if this position would actually benefit me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Supply Chain Management - Software Project Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Phone Call by recruiter, very normal questions. Why Cisco, What do we do, what is supply chain. Then, invited to the offices at Bedfont Lakes. Three interviews with three different people. Nice, normal people from supply chain.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a situation where you had to lead?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, This was the first of two interviews. I am currently preparing for the second which will be more technical (second interview questions will be on networking basics: IP, MAC, OSI layers, switchs, routers, ...).
    Questions where behavioral and personality questions.
    Interview was about Cisco getting to know more about me and about me getting to know more about Cisco.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you see the Internet of Everything evolve in the next 20 years?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a phone call to ask basic things and to give a gauge salary, then an actual phone interview where they asked questions and then was invited to the assessment center

    Interview Questions
    • Please beta test this bit of software and tell me the problems with it.
      What Cisco products are you familiar with
       
      View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    First it was basic with sending in CV, then a 'video interview' and then lastly a day at their office with interview, sales pitch, presentation and a test. Very friendly and good. The whole process took around 2 months. There were some studying to the test regarding their product and technology but nothing difficult - hardest for me was the sales pitch.

    Interview Questions
    • Don't remember question, but sales pitch hardest element due to inexperience and not really being a 'sales person'   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Associate Systems Engineer Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I just finish with my first interview, Cisco has changed the way of interview through the third part (Randstad Sourcing), so these people try to help you to get as high as score that possible, then they'll pass it to Cisco if you pass the first round.
    Questions was easy and straightforward, More about personal effectiveness at work, so make sure that you have example of teamwork in your mind and prepare for questions.
    Technical:
    What is Cloud
    What is Networking
    Non Technical
    What is Cisco
    Why Cisco must hire you

    Interview Questions
    • Hoe to persuade someone in group to get better result, ( You shouldn't mix it with leadership or managerial role, they after a specific situation to put your answer down).   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Interview for a summer internship with Cisco Systems, Reading. The interview was 4 hours long, first part was writing C code on the whiteboard, namely the point-in-a-polygon algorithm. Second question was related to networking - explain what happens on each OSI layer when you open up a website. Second part - written test, 1 hour - the typical tricky questions for software engineering position. Last part - general questions and discussion on future plans, etc.
    Interviewers were polite and friendly, good experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Technology Transformation Consultant/Enterprise Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Shambolic - outsourced offshore with little communication and forced short timescales to the point of being rude. I got a chase up for a requested interview time less than 2 hours after it was sent to me.

    Anja Langer, who leads the EMEAR Cisco Consulting Services (CCS) practice, was part of the panel but left numerous times to take phone calls (lucky if she was there 50% of the time) - very unprofessional. Very little in the way of a vision as to how they will build out a vibrant practice - basically just sell more transformation engagements.

    They have a desire to deliver transformation, but really are tied quite closely to the hardware.

    After 5 interviews I only met 1 physical person. 4 interviews were over the phone and I still had questions as to what their vision was at the 5th interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Contrived case study. More tellingly, the case study did NOT draw out aspects of transformational approach unless you forced them in there...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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