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Updated Dec 18, 2014
Updated Dec 18, 2014
219 Interview Reviews

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    Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    6 rounds of interview. 1 round telephonic, 3 rounds of face to face, 1 round of US interview, 1 HR interview. Takes a lot of time to complete the interview process. Then the background verification takes about 2 weeks.

    Negotiation Details
    Nothing to negotiate. Receive what they give.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    IT 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

    Cisco visited my college campus. There were a total of 3 rounds. The first round was a multiple choice based written exam that consisted of 2 sections, first section being aptitude(20 questions) and the second section being technical(30 questions). Total duration assigned for this round was 60 minutes. However there was no negative marking. The next round was a technical interview. Here there were two interviewers and one interviewee (i.e 2 on 1). The questions were mainly concentrated on the projects which the students showcased in their resume. This round lasted for around 90 minutes. The last round was HR. This lasted for around 20 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • One unexpected question that I faced was "There is a water bottle in front of you. What can you possibly think of doing with it." It was a test of creativity.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    Hiring begins with group discussion and then 2 technical interviews and HR interviews on the same day.Communication skills should be strong enough, that's they're looking for.Networking concepts will be asked in interviews.This profile don't need any software development.Group discussion could be like on topic of 3G technology etc. Technical interviews involve on networking.

    Interview Questions
    • They can ask outside questions like 'why network?' etc.Diagrams related to locations of various IP addresses are valid or invalid within same area?.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    My company was taken over by cisco,so we were on cisco pay roll.so no hiring process was followed as well.No interviews were taken as well.
    only documents were reviewed and we were hired by them.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not interviewed and had an direct entry to cisco systems   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Virtual Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    CSAP Program -7 rounds including resume shortlisting, video resume, telephonic conversation, written test, Case study, Technical Round and Presentation skills.

    Hiring process is average, they will send the docs by setting the expectations and clear idea about job profile.

    Takes around 3-6 months for the complete process

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are asked to test your thinking and attitute   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They gave good offer and i accepted without negotaiting
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    Got a call through referral. Had a couple of technical rounds wherein was asked about my past work exp and what do I expect in my profile at Cisco. Entire process was very professional handled. Technical panel was well experienced and asked me very good questions related to Networking and Telecom Concepts.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you undertake a project from end-to-end basis which involves requirement understanding,team formation,team mentor ship,Individual contribution,people management in order to meet the expected deliverable.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    first round was an aptitude round which consisted of both technical and quantz. Quantz questions were relatively easy. Technical questions were very difficult.
    Second round was a technical round but it was a teleconference interview and it didnt go well. Was asked questions on linux and its code.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process took nearly 4 weeks. Initially, there was a telephonic technical round which i cleared and the following week i had attended the interview here in chennai office via TelePresence. 3 technical rounds in depth of data structures, generics and collections in java, Web services and Cloud computing. Most of the questions were difficult to answer, few questions needed intelligence and logical thinking.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Got more than what i expected. Hence, accepted the offer without negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    IT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    the overall process was of good standard.
    written round had 60 questions,20 aptitude(mainly p & c and probability),30 technical questions.
    interview round: basic questions and lot of questions on the project.all the questions were of average difficulty level . they basically want to see ones attitude more than their technical skills

    Negotiation Details
    campus recruitment so no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    Horrible Process ! I was interviewed on their bangalore campus. There were almost 500 people who had attended. They called out a few names and informed others they may be called later. I was done with three interviews on the same day. After 3 months I got a call informing me about my selection and also a mail confirming it. After that there was no communication. I had to call back several times ! By that time the guy who had mailed me had left cisco.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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