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Cisco Systems Human Resources Manager Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 31, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2013.

Interview Details – Contact through Linked in

Interview Question – Inquiry around experience in Lat AM   Answer Question

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2010.

Interview Details – Initially contacted by a recruiter who explained the role. I was then invited to meet with the hiring manager. After a one hour interview I was invited back to meet with 2 HR partners. Following those face-to-face interviews I met with 2 of the 3 leaders the position would support. I talked to the third leader on the phone.
The recruiter kept me updated about the status of the recruiting process the entire team.

Interview Question – Cisco is not an easy place to navigate. How would you assimilate yourself into the organization?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't much negotiation needed. They made me an offer that exceeded my expectations.

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Singapore (Singapore)

I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2011.

Interview Details – Bad experience, the recruiter only wanted to close the requisition rather than being helpful in any way.

Interview Question – Questions were not up to the mark.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It happened with the hiring manager who was much better than the recruiter.

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process happened over a few days. I had a phone conversation with three different people and from what I understand, they discussed the candidates together and they selected the best person for the job.

Interview Question – If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you want to have with you?   Answer Question

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The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2012.

Interview Details – I was impressed with the people I spoke and met with at Cisco, but was disappointed by their lack of follow up. After investing 7 hours of my time interviewing with them, I never received the courtesy of a reply informing me I was not a fit, despite follow up emails thanking them for their time and inquiring on my status. I ultimately accepted a job elsewhere and am very happy in my new role, but found their failure to communicate to be very unprofeasional.

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