Cisco Systems Business Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details

It was very simple. Overall questions just about your self, i.e. strengths and weaknesses,leadership roles, as well as what you know about Cisco. They want to hear why you are specifically interested in Cisco. I had 1 interview, and after that interview it seemed like I was going to have an offer. I was then interviewed for 4 different teams and was picked by the highest manager.

Negotiation Details
It was an internship, so no negotation
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    I had three interviews, first is phone interview, and the second one is an assignment ,the last one is on site interview. The first interview was basically talking about my past experience and hearing her talking about the company and her job. The second one was a data analytic task , that is a bunch of dummy data and present your findings in ppt send it back to Cisco. The last one is an onsite interview, with three people. That is a little challenge. But they are nice people and no tough question. Just tell them you expertise and past experience. To be honest , if they trust what you told them, they will probably bring you on board.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very lengthy. I had my first initial interview over the phone and then didn't hear back regarding a follow up for almost 4 weeks. Once I heard back, they called me in for a 3 hour face to face interview where I met with 4 future team members for 45 minute interviews where they asked me question to decipher what I would be like to work with, and how I would adapt to Cisco culture. Then after that, I didn't hear back again for another 4 weeks. Overall, its a slow process but they like to be diligent.

    Interview Questions
    • There was technical programming question that one of the interviewers asked me but in hindsight, the question was totally pointless because the role I was interviewing for was a non-technical one. My suggestion would be to call out the interviewer if you feel like they are taking the interview in a direction that does not make sense.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. I had been unemployed for 3 months and was desperate to get back in.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    I was sent by a staffing company and directly talked to the hiring manager. He was very pleasant with me so got hired immediately

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Was invited to initial interview after I talked to the recruiter at the career fair at my university. I had to apply online before the interview. The initial interview lasted 30 minutes and was very relaxed. The questions were mostly about what I had done in the past, what I had learned and what my expectations were for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you prefer working in a large company or a small company. Not unexpected but tricky in this particular situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    One phone screening by recruiter and then 2 interviews onsite..

    Phone screening with recruiter was easy. He just asked about job experience, compensation current & expected, immigration requirement, location etc..

    Had 2 interviews f2f.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the latest feedback you have received from your manager (or anyone) ?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated a bit and was fruitful. Try to negotiate initially if possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cisco Systems in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    basic accounting questions, personality questions, why you want to work here, what are your strengths and weaknesses, tell me about a time you failed and what did you learn from it

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lawrenceville, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through their career site. Got a response from a HR rep. Initially a phone screening and then an on-site interview via Tele-presence with 3 of the managers in San Jose.

    Interview Questions
    • They were looking for very specific job experience which I didn't have in the area of Finance. The managers were mostly very conversational asking about career path and why I would be interested in the position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One on One interview, pretty laid back and relaxed

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    They didn't really ask me any specific questions, mainly just asked me to go over stuff on my resume and why I would make a good fit for the job. It was a very open interview, but it really didn't have any direction. Might have just been my interviewer. I would advise going over the company's profile and the job detail.

    Interview Questions
    • Not unexpected, just asked questions about resume/past work experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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