Cisco Systems IT Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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IT Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details

The hiring and interview process was very straight forward. The interview was typical, they just want to get to know you and your experience. The hiring process was a breeze, they do a background check and send you a drug test kit via FedEx, once those clear you get your hire date.

Interview Questions
  • What is your salary requirement? :) Always the hardest question.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very low key interview, the recruiter is extremely nice and helpful. She even ask me question like what do you like to do outside of work. Later she explains she likes to hire people who can balance work life and personal life

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    To get hired at Cisco you have to go through a process starting with the info session then career fair. From there you will be assigned a interview time if you are a good candidate. There are two interviews one in person another over WebEx. Both will be similar Cisco wants to make sure you fit its culture and you have a good knowledge base so show some personality and brains.

    Interview Questions
    • For analyst its more so how you work with others so expect a lot of behavioral questions regarding personality in groups.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You can negotiate start date easily for the most part. Now as far as Salary, and location they both can be negotiated but could hurt you if you are being to greedy. East coast students asking to be placed in San Jose could cause more problems.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    I came in as a contractor when they were still pretty small. To be honest, I didn't even know who they were until I was working for them and found out how good they were.

    Interview Questions
    • This doesn't really apply. My process was pretty easy although now it is a lot tougher with a lot of levels and input from various hiring managers.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not much to negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was for an on campus interview. The interviewer was a 20 something guy who showed up 45 mins late, and was completely unorganized. At the end, I asked him what kind of career path I could expect, and he answered me by saying "don't expect any raises or promotions for a while."

    I am assuming I got a bad egg as far as the interviewer went...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    IT 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 February 2008.

    Interview Details

    Positive initial communications with recruiter, separate in person interview with the hiring manager, project manager and two program managers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is good.
    One needs to be very sure about the job requirement and do some research before attempting the interview.
    As a contractor it always through one of their prime vendors.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult part of the interview is when asked to provide evidence.
      Multiple round of interviews and at the response time is slow. One needs to followup.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate the project location.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Manchester, NH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, NH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is difficult to describe. I was part of an acquisition, and was absorbed into the larger company. My skills and abilities were taken into consideration and I made a lateral job move, with a slightly different job title.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult questions had to do with the specifics of networking   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. The compensation offers were made in official documents.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    My interview took place over the phone and was a fairly straightforward process. The questions were primarily behavioral and about why I was interested in the company. The majority of the interview was small talk about myself and some from the person interviewing me.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you disagreed with the opinion of a person in authority and how you handled it.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview with the hiring manager. Focused on more detailed explanation of the position, since the posting was quite vague and broad based. Once the position was explained we discussed my background, strengths, and examples of relevant accomplishments. Ideally, the manager is looking for a more technical person, so my background, MBA/marketers the past 6 years and previously a mechanical engineer, didn't ideally fit the need for a software engineer with at least some business background.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between an average product manager and an excellent one?   View Answer
    • Why is Apple better at design than anyone else?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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