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Updated Jan 13, 2015
Updated Jan 13, 2015
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  1.  

    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    i got an email from HR once I applied after clearing a written test. This was followed by 2 rounds of face-to-face technical interviews. First round was with QA engineer the second was with a Manager Finally was made the offer after a HR round

    Interview Questions
    • Practical questions like How do you test a pen?
      What are the different kinds of testing strategies?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    I went off campus for this interview. I scored higher on the aptitude side, so was sent to interview for the NCE position. My technical interview was largely based on my resume. And my managerial interview was just the manager explaining concepts to me. My HR was just chatting with the HR. Everything was pretty smooth.

    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to pursue my higher studies.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process went on great with the HR coordinating. Major questions from MPLS.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview consisted of a phone interview by the hiring manager, followed by 3 more phone interviews with potential team peers. Then invited to an onsite interview with 2 more potential team peers. Mostly consisted of questions on how you would handle issues with coworkers, managers, challenges. They just want to see if they can work with you and how your past experience can transcend into the new position.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have time to take a test? We would like to evaluate you with this test   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Contract position so take it or leave it. Pretty good offer for contract position however.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager - IT 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 6+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    fast interview, quick response for a contractor

    for on-payroll employees, however the HR process, approvals, etc and other HR proceedings take a very long time. The manager responses are also time consuming.

    There are multiple interviews, panel discussions, 1:1 meetings, phone interviews, etc. The HR process is tedious as well.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you leaving your old job and what did you hate most about your previous employer   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    There was an on-campus aptitude exam, included standard C, data structure , C++ and networking questions.
    I was called at the Pune office for PI one week later. There were two technical and one HR interview. Simple questions regarding data structures, pointers, string manipulations and Computer Network Refererence model.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager, Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    No clear process followed. Multiple rounds of interviews, slow decision making. HR is horrible in handling the process to make an offer. There is no clear communication about when and what will be next steps.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you handle conflict between two of your reportees?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations at all. Very rigid and dictating.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    TAC Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    Campus Selection. Written, GD(more of a discussion on profile offered), Technical Interview, HR Interview.
    Since it was campus selection, and our university has good relations with Cisco, it was pretty general stuff like OSI model. They wanted to be sure i was interested in Computer networking as most of my projects were software related and my branch was CSE.

    Interview Questions
    • write a c program? well since the profile was of Computer Networks, i wasnt exactly expecting questions on Programming.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Customer Support Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got my interview call via employee referral.

    Two rounds of technical and one round Managerial

    First round was telephonic .
    Be careful of what you mention in your resume . That becomes your syllabus.
    SIP protocol details and call flow. (I had VOIP mentioned in my resume , so was asked to pick protocol I am most comfortable in)
    DNS doctoring
    Path MTU in TCP
    Fragmentation
    What happens when a new switch comes up in a network
    If a old firewall has been replaced with new one and internet stops working after that , how do you troubleshoot
    Some more questions which I dont remember now.

    Then Second round was video conference.
    Tell something about yourself and work you have been doing
    Describe Quality of Service
    SSL handshake in detail
    GRE tunnel.
    FTP and its modes
    What happens with active and passive ftp with nat and /or security policy.
    how do you block facebook on firewall over https. What aproaches can be used.
    Brief description of bgp , how are ebgp and ibgp different , how will you implement security in BGP
    Authentication in BGP and done at what layer
    Garp and rarp. is rarp used today . what is used instead
    dhcp relay working

    These are related to what I mentioned in my CV.

    Managerial is simple.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for raise , but no negotiation as such. Anyways offered was already quite good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Core Java Web services Database Memory issues Some standard questions. Not too complex.
    It takes a long time. 2+ months. Some of the managerial rounds are for name sake, but some of them are technical as well.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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