Cisco Systems Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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  1.  

    Customer Operation Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    very difficult and too tiring and HR is incapable to identify the right candidate and takes long time. sometime you feel that how incapable they are. They are trying to sell positions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral 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 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 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+ weeks - interviewed 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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    Project Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    telephone interview, 2 f2f interviews- pretty standard

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    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 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    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 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation as it was a global graduate program!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    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 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 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
  9.  

    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+ weeks - interviewed 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
  10.  

    Software Engineer IV Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview discussing CV and general background information. Follow up call to arrange a face to face interview day lasting around 3 hours with various members of the team. Various technical questions on general programming problems and networking expertise with a short programming test. Follow up call around 2 weeks later with some overall feedback from the interview and possible next steps.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the process of recursive function calls from a low-level/hardware perspective (registers, stack, heap memory etc)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    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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