Cisco Systems Intern Interview Questions

Updated Apr 17, 2015
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Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview

I applied online through their website, and they emailed me back, requesting an interview on campus. The interviewer was very friendly, and he asked mostly questions about my experience level and previous projects. There were no technical questions, mostly general questions about what kind of software engineering I would prefer, what classes I have taken, and what non-class related projects I have done. Overall, the entire interview took about an hour.

Interview Questions

  • Where do you see yourself in 20 years as a programmer?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (Richardson, TX) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Came to university for a short interview. Questions were based off the resume and required the interviewee to go into detail.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview

    On-campus interview. Just basic behavioral questions. More focused on thinking process.
    Details of academic projects completed. How would you solve certain question? How did you implement your project app and how can you improve it?

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in University, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems (University, WA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Applied to job through school provided job search web site. Interviewed on campus for 30 min. The interviewer mainly asked about what experience I have and how I handle problems associated with the team of engineers I work with on campus. The first question asked was how routers work, so know your networking systems.

    Interview Questions

    • I did not expect so many questions regarding problem mitigation with my team of engineers.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Campus job fair. Screened resume and selected candidates with some experience related to computer networks- a project in your academics, skill set you mention network protocols, courses taken, etc. C experience would help.
    Scheduled follow up interview next day, it was a 30 min interview with basic questions about OSI layer, any networks project and C questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing complicated, the very basics of the above areas   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Applied online, then had a phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Just asked about my experiences, extra-curricular, etc.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2013.

    Interview

    At the Career Fair. Screening at their booth on the first day and then an interview the next day that lasted 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you reverse a linked list (Iterative)?   Answer Question
    • Given a linked list with nodes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 - how would you generate the linked list 1, 5, 2, 4 then 3?   1 Answer
    • Given a memory location (or a reference), how would you determine whether it was located in the stack or the heap? Write a program to determine this.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems (Dallas, TX) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Why masters?
    Detailed explanation of all the projects I've done.
    Courses taken in Masters.
    Where are thread variables stored and process variables stored?
    Difference between stack and queue?
    Any implementation of stack?

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    Got an on-campus interview through my university. I was interviewed by two groups for about half an hour each. They asked me about my resume, coursework, and asked me a few technical questions. After about a week, I was asked for information to complete a background check, and I received the offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between a queue and a stack? Then, describe which one should be implemented with a singly linked list and which one should be implemented with doubly linked list.   1 Answer
    • What is polymorphism?   1 Answer
    • In Java, what is the difference between an abstract class and an interface?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Cisco Systems (Boulder, CO) in April 2012.

    Interview

    2 Rounds, one with the manger and one with a Current Employee. Both the rounds were a mixture of technical and HR. L1-L4 networking protocols, focused on resume. Asked me about extra curricular activities and any charity I did.

    Negotiation

    NO negotiation

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