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Cisco Systems India Software Engineer II Interview Questions

Updated Sep 23, 2014
Updated Sep 23, 2014
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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

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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 a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    Saw an opening in a job portal and applied and then got the call next day from one of the consultancy. And they fixed an appointment on the next working day. Had to wait for 10 minutes in the office lobby before HR took me for the individual written test on C. After clearing that attended two back to back technical rounds by two managers and later again another round by a group of managers and then a HR round. I got the offer letter on the same day and joined after two months. This happened 6 years back and ever since I didn't leave the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Some brain teaser was an unexpected one though I answered it correctly i.e 1 out of 8 similar looking weights is odd one and need to find that in two weighings.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Should have negotiated more. Didn't have experience in negotiation then. Didn't get what I've asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Test + 3 Interview. Test includes aptitude + technical.
    Followed by 3 technical interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Software Engineer II 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

    usually consists of a technical written test and two rounds of interviews for freshers. Concentrate on Algorithms ,Data Structures , Networking and Operating Systems.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing in particular . Most questions were like to solve normal DS questions using Iterative and Recursive approaches.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer II 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 December 2012.

    Interview Details

    On Campus Placement Process: A technical test, followed by 2 technical and 1 HR interviews. Test was of average difficulty level. Basic programming questions, Data Structures, Algorithms, Digital Electronics (flip flop, counters etc). Technical interviews checked basic programming ability and algorithmic aptitude. Mostly resume based. Asked every project listed in the resume in detail. They showed a lot of interest in the resume. HR interview was just a formality and was kept so that candidates can ask questions and clear their doubts.

    Interview Questions
    • There was nothing very difficult or unexpected. But they asked many questions depending on the resume.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer II 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

    written test, 2 tech interviews, 1 HR interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was interested in the profile of an IT analyst . So my interviews were more towards problem solving abilities and the ways to approach a problem. Networking concepts, programming and the latest trends in the technology were discussed. Then I was given a problem statement regarding the transfer of data from the client side to the server side with a firewall in between.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    First will be a phone screen where they'll ask you questions on basic data structure to test your grasp on linked list, trees etc. If you clear that , you'll be invited for a face to face interview which will last for an entire day consisting of 4 technical rounds grilling you in data structures (linked list, tress, hash tables), operating system concepts and finally if all goes well you'll talk to a manager. Learn all the different tricks possible in a linked list. Helps big time!

    Interview Questions
    • Not very complex questions. WAP to check if your machine is big endian or little endian. Not tough but tricky if you haven't come across this question earlier.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    1 Telephonic Round followed by 2 Technical Rounds. Questions were basically from Networking basics (ARP, Routing Basics, Troublesooting) and Network Security Basics (Firewall, NAT, IPS). Other questions related to your previous projects and about the general Software life cycle

    Interview Questions
    • Just brush up your Networking Concepts   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Get info about the grade that you are being hired. Negotiate well as after getting into Cisco no Significant Hike/Promotion will be there for at least 2 years
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems India in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially had a telephonic interview which covered almost everything from DS, C, Computer architecture, projects in the previous company. Once you are thorough with the fundamentals of the above specified subjects, you are guaranteed to clear the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not anything very tough. Most of the questions were very common in C and DS.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was in 4L package and when they offered me 8.2L, I did not negotiate at all. But even after 2 years of stay in the company, I did not get a hike worth mentioning.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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