I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2013.
Interview Details – Resume review and initial informal conversation with Hiring Mgr. After which, six interviews with peers and other Managers.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiation phase was straight forward. They told me what the comp was and I decided if it was worth it for me to take it.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems.
Interview Details – The process is long and complicated. Cisco is truly a world class company and this is part of the reason. They take their time and really vet the candidates to hire the best of the best.
Interview Question – I was asked really specific scenarios related to sales and dealing with channel partners. How to handle issues. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2013.
Interview Details – As an internal candidate the process was fair and efficient. I had to interview with a panel of 4 people from sales, biz dev and engineering. The overall experience was good.
Interview Question – How do you feel you will be able to transition from your current role into this new vertical? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2012.
Interview Details –
Phone screening, then mix of on-site and video conference.
Fairly generic questions. My management focused most on cultural fit, drive and gut feeling.
Interview Question – What is one of your weaknesses. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Offer only, no negotiations.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2010.
Interview Details – Very well coordinated process which wsa handled very professionally. Interviewers were intelligent, respectful, and very challenging with questions that related to real-lfe scenarios for the position.
Interview Question – How would you approach a multi-million dollar project where you are the incumbent and being attacked on price due to a new competitor? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The standard packaging for the position was 60% more than my previous position at HP.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in December 2013.
Interview Details –
All interviews were done over the phone since i knew the people in Cisco that i would be working with and for.as I have worked with Cisco as a business partner before i joined Cisco.
The hiring process took longer than expected as it took quite a while from interviews until I got a letter of appointment
Interview Question – No Difficult or Unexpected Question applied as myself and the interviewers were all on the same page and working in the same field Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was not as good as i have hoped for, but I decided to accept the offer as for me at the time it was more about changing jobs and moving to Cisco, than about a very good offer.
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in July 2013.
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!
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