Cisco Systems Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Phone call. Talked about what they do and what I like to do to get a feel for the work. Discussed mainly coursework and projects, Very enjoyable conversation with a smart, down to earth manager. Very personable. The call lasted about 45 mins. The manager told me about his background and the company background as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what you studied in your classes. What did you do for this project?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software QA Role Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Started of with basic questions in Networks. Strength in Python was tested with different type of programs and debugging process. The interviewer was very helpful in teaching few concepts. Despite the interview not going well. A good start to know what exactly what the companies expectation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was mostly behavioral questions and related to current projects and previous work. Included questions about interests and skills. Waiting to here back about next steps in the process.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Product Support Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me and arranged phone interview. Standard interview questions. Concerned about direction to submit info for background check after phone screen without date set for 2nd interview.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Select Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    This was one of the most very disorganized interviews I have ever had. Multiple missed interviews by the regional manager, delayed responses on his end to setting up times to meet or changing the location. When he finally did agree to meet in person he was late in scheduling that too so I advised him we needed to sync up the next week and he never called back.

    If the company is this tough to get an interview with I probably wouldn't have enjoyed working there.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical sales questions - how do you go about generating leads etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Had to do two interviews with Cisco Systems. Both of them involved relatively the same process, but just with two different employees. Mainly this process focused on previous experiences and behavioral questions. They also asked questions regarding your knowledge of Cisco and what their future plans are.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you rather be respected or liked?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me.recruiter was asking me to not to demand more than so and so pay and the interviewer set up lady , messed up my interview and called me to get ready for interview next day, she kept calling me till late in night for interview next day , I told her to give me few days to prepare ...but she said no we have to decide by Wednesday , your interview must happen tomorrow (tuesday)... so it happened

    Interview Questions
    • They asked some memory related questions   Answer Question
    • 3 interviewers interviewing you at one time on webex ...not good experience ...interviewers did not pay attention to the prior experience, my previous cisco tac experience ...i thought they did not do justice with me ..   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Customer Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted, requesting a phone screen. This was just basic behavioral questions. I then had a webex, this is the video conferencing software they use, interview where technical questions were asked. After this, they sent me a case, where I had to solve a customer's problem and prepare a paper and powerpoint slide with the resolution. A Manager interview and technical interview concluded the interviewing process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Hardware Engineer I Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    I met with a recruiter at a campus career fair and then applied for an interview through the campus job board. Got the interview. It was very laid back and the interviewer asked very basic questions and then talked about the company environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Very basic circuit questions. They made sure only to ask questions that I would have known the answer to based on the classes I have taken. So no surprises. Try to know your bode plots   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Went to four rounds of interview: hiring manage, peers, and on-site with multiple interviewers. I applied through an university career site, received the a contacts in ~3months. Then, I was scheduled to interview with a HM which gone over various background, few technical questions follow with another phone interview with a peer. Finally, 2 weeks later, receive another invite for an onsite.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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