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Cisco Systems Interview Questions & Reviews in London, England

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Technology Transformation Consultant/Enterprise Architect Interview

Technology Transformation Consultant/Enterprise Architect
London, England (UK)

I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2014.

Interview Details – Shambolic - outsourced offshore with little communication and forced short timescales to the point of being rude. I got a chase up for a requested interview time less than 2 hours after it was sent to me.

Anja Langer, who leads the EMEAR Cisco Consulting Services (CCS) practice, was part of the panel but left numerous times to take phone calls (lucky if she was there 50% of the time) - very unprofessional. Very little in the way of a vision as to how they will build out a vibrant practice - basically just sell more transformation engagements.

They have a desire to deliver transformation, but really are tied quite closely to the hardware.

After 5 interviews I only met 1 physical person. 4 interviews were over the phone and I still had questions as to what their vision was at the 5th interview.

Interview Question – Contrived case study. More tellingly, the case study did NOT draw out aspects of transformational approach unless you forced them in there...   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer III Interview

Software Engineer III
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details – After simple talk with recruiter (no technical questions), I was given a not attented coding test to do. Then interview with 6 people - mostly technical, without any particularly difficult questions.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I've accepted the offer which they made, without further negotations.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Network Engineer Interview

Senior Network Engineer
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details – About eight interviews face to face and a few over the phone. Generally friendly.

Interview Question – What is your personal career goal and how do you think this job will assist you?   Answer Question


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No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Graduate Associate Systems Engineer Uk ( London) Interview

Graduate Associate Systems Engineer Uk ( London)
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

Interview Details – The telephone is very much competence question ans 1 or two so called technical ( but i called general knowledge).
The question were simply
1.What do you know about Cisco, Product and services
2.Give me a time etc... about three question.
3.What is a cloud computing? I guess everyone would be able to answere this one
4.Why should we hire you? This one was very direct but you will need to be prepared
5.Give me in one sentence why you are applying to this role?

Jus remember that Every answer is marked out of 5 ( 1 very poor and 5 very good), You will definitely whether you have gone through by the end of the interview.
The botom line is that you should all be ready and familiarize yourself with Cisco as a whole otherwise yo are burst.

Hope this will help

Interview Question – Give me in one sentence why you are applying to this role   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2010.

Interview Details – The process was professional, with a series of two interviews; phone and face to face.

Negotiation Details – It was all through my Contracting Agency / employer. There was a little negotiation, whereby we reached an agree-able decision for both parties. I was satisfied with the process


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2011.

Interview Details – Graduate program- CSAP- 1 phone interview with scenario based questions, 1 full day with a presentation to deliver, a sales roleplay to close on, and a 1-2-1 interview.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation as it was a global graduate program!


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Business Analyst - Intern Interview

Sales Business Analyst - Intern
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 8 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2010.

Interview Details – I have to say that they were all friendly and didn't make you fell uncomfortable at any time.

The first interview was a phone interview with one of my mangers to be, we went through the role and my resume. No unexpected questions.

The second interview was another phone interview with a guy I would have had to work with, he tested my analytical skills and got information on what software I had experience on. He later asked me for a couple of examples of similar situations that I had had in my previous job experiences.

A couple of months later and after many follow-ups, I got the feedback. I passed. They set up the third interview, this time via the super-cool Cisco Telepresence. I was applying for a position in London and at the time I was in another country. The third interview was with the other hiring manager and the director of the division. Again, we went through my resume and they asked me questions like why I wanted to work for Cisco and what were my motivations. After I answered all their questions they said they would let me know and a couple of days later they said everything went well and I would start in 3 weeks!

Very nice experience, the only problem is that it took a very long time for the whole process, from the beginning to the end, 8 months....but I am still here, it was worth waiting for it.

Interview Question – No technical questions or tests, I think it was due to the fact that I was applying for an internship and I was not an engineer or a developer   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I actually didn't try to negotiate, I was too happy to have been accepted.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

CSAP Interview

CSAP
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.

Interview Details – Fantastic process to really find if you will fit into the company culture!

Interview Question – What's your view on today's Internet and if you could change it what would you change   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Systems Engineer Interview

Systems Engineer
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.

Interview Details – Met Cisco recruiters at a Careers Fair at my university. Got a call for a phone interview.
Passed the first interview, which was mostly about my CV, myself, and my skills, there is a face to face interview to get through and get the actual internship. More technical questions are asked here, in addition to information on your CV (again); get informed about their latest technologies and general basic information. People at Cisco are very professional and nice, so make sure to be up to their standards.

Interview Question – Difference between a router and a modem, what does a router do and how it works, iCloud questions, TelePresence...latest technologies basically. My interview was held in June 2012
Most difficult Question: Have you ever thought about a new technology to develop?
  Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Business Development Manager Interview

Business Development Manager
London, England (UK)

I interviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2011.

Interview Details – interview with HR, line manager team members, met over 7 people over 7 interviews, no real consistency in technique or structure.. lack of process, bad communication of feedback, no consistency of feedback style or content, lack of clarity regarding success factors, goals etc. no tech support for process, bad hr systems support,

Interview Question – who would you identify as ideal acquisition targets and why   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – very painful, took along time, poor comms, rigid HR policy

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