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Cisco Systems Interview Questions & Reviews in Boxborough, MA

Updated Aug 10, 2014
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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer II Interview

Software Engineer II
Boxborough, MA

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2013.

Interview Details – An initial phone screening with a recruiter, followed by a phone interview with a manager. On site interview with 5 people (the more people you talk to the better, as they will cut the interview short if they aren't getting a good impression). I talked to the site lead manager first, then 3 engineers, th

Interview Question – If your workstation cannot ping google, how would you debug the problem?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – 85,000 + 8% targed annual bonus. They recruiter attempted to low ball me in terms of position and salary at first, as I am very young for the industry. I recommend sharing your actual salary desires and to not underrate yourself.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Boxborough, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2013.

Interview Details – 2 Phone Interview. 1 - HR, 1 - Hiring Manager

Interview Questions

  • Given 3 systems: system 1 reaches 0xFF, then system 2 increment by 1. Everytime system 2 increments, system 3 would fetch the package. When can there be a problem? What is the problem with this system? How can we fix this?   View Answer
  • They will give you the most random questions regarding DSP.   Answer Question
  • Write and derive any C programming Object on the board?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Boxborough, MA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details – Simple questions. Unfortunately I can't remember them, There was absolutely nothing hard about it, just tell them you'll work hard and you love to walk.

Interview Question – none   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Boxborough, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2008.

Interview Details – On-campus interview was entirely behavioral, with hardly any technical questions. It was almost too easy to be true.

The on-site interviews, there were three in total, were hardly different in that they were more interested in selling the company and the location to me instead of asking me any technical questions. There were a couple of brain teasers, but nothing beyond that.

Interview Question – If you have a square room with no roof, and you had four flagpoles you had to plant on the walls so that each flagpole touched two walls, how would you do it?   View Answers (3)


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Boxborough, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2008.

Interview Details – On-site visit and interview with hiring manager, as well as, staff in the group. Explanation of product/technology developing. Group discussion answering questions about my previous work experiences and skill-sets.

Interview Question – Software coding and algorithm questions.   Answer Question

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