I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.
Interview Details – Multi-tiered interview process. No surprises.
Negotiation Details – The offer was fair at the time, so no negotiation was required. Never come into Cisco as a contractor, team lead, or non-people managing position (if you are not IT or Engineering), as promotions may never happen.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems.
Interview Details – Interviewed about 14 people. Most were friendly some were interrogations.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for a large company Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Initial offer was acceptable
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2011.
Interview Details – Introduced to recruiter
Contacted by HR
Calendared meeting with hiring manager
Interview Question – Diagram a theoretical process flow on a white board. Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2010.
Interview Details – It was very long. Met many people in person and had many people over the telephone. They found me via Linked In.
Negotiation Details – Very much in favor of the employer.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in January 2009.
Interview Details – One-on-one in person interview on campus, then multiple interviews on campus. Nice people, stressfree interview, great discussions
Interview Question – Your weaknesses Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.
Interview Details – The hiring process was pretty straightforward. Interviewed with a recruiter and then met with the hiring manager and two direct reports, then met with the two of the hiring manager's colleagues and her manager. Was brought back in and met with the hiring manager and the same two direct reports.
Interview Question – Questions were straightforward. If you have the required experience it should go smoothly. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.
Interview Details – found out about role through an ex colleague. Interviewed by direct manager, senior stakeholder and then was offered the role a few weeks later.
Interview Question – n/a Answer Question
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