Cisco Systems India Software Engineer III Interview Questions

Updated Aug 3, 2014
Updated Aug 3, 2014
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Software Engineer III Interview

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

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in October 2011.

Interview Details

There are mainly 4-5 rounds of technical interview. Mostly related to the current role and past roles.
Operating Systems and Programming Technique is mostly tested. Very less scope of questions related to optimisation or puzzle programs. A bit of data structure and algorithms are also asked. Negotiation is a key thing in getting best offer. Please be sure to which band you are interviewed for. Its a common trend hiring people in lower band .

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
I had another offer at that time so i did not negotiate much. Although it turned out the offer was less than what was current standard in the company.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview includes 1-2 written rounds of basic networking concepts, 3-5 Technical Interview based on your expertise. It helps to have any of the Cisco Certifications including CCNA, CCNP or CCIE. The technical rounds are followed by a Manager round and an HR round which might take time upto a week. The Manager round can also include technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had 3 rounds of technical interview and 2 rounds of non technical interview where project and my work related things are discussed. Technical includes testing my embedded knowledge, basic networking concepts, Operating System and Data structure

    Interview Questions
    • Puzzles like findings a duplicate number in a array of 100 filled with 0 to 99 randomly and one number is duplicated. Need to write a efficient and fast algorithm to find the duplication.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    2 Telephonic round followed by 3 face to face interviews.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    process wa quick, but interview was tough to clear

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    could not negotiate much
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    3 to 4 rounds. Started with telephonic screening, Face-to-Face and 1 from US Senior member/Manager.
    Telephonic screening includes discussion on projects worked.
    Face-to-Face : Started with aptitude questions. More technical discussions on project worked and requirement.
    Call from US : Technical discussion.
    HR round on Phone call

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    how does a router work?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cisco Systems India.

    Interview Details

    Interview process comprises of multiple rounds. Initial screening round was through telephonic interview and later followed by multiple one on one rounds at the Cisco Campus in Bangalore.

    Since the position was for dev test engineer, so interview rounds were focused on software validation concepts, software programming as well automation using scripting languages. Automation interview was more focused toward automation in networking domain. Subsequently interview by dev test manager was also done and it was also an entire technical round.

    Interview Questions
    • There were multiple projects with in the same group, and question was asked which group would you prefer to work and why?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer III Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment of fresh grads through campus interviews from top collegs/universities.
    For experienced there are about 4 to 6 rounds of technical interviews and then managerial/HR interview.

    Interview Questions
    • what are you expecting from this and what kind of contribution we can expect from you.... they look for a very good and convincing answer.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer III 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 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems India in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process is very simple.You need to be good at C programming and should be able to write small programs without mistakes.Should posses a good knowledge systems and how things work in a system

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not much negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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