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Cisco Systems Interview Questions in Milpitas, CA

Updated Jul 26, 2014
Updated Jul 26, 2014
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    the interview process took about two weeks. There was a phone interview followed by a 1:1 interview. The second round was with four people but the questions were very basic related to programming. Not much to do on whiteboad

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    It went very well They asked me question on Core Java, Spring, Struts, Web services (SOAP, REST). some Network related query i.e. SNMP protocal etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Network Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter who obtained my resume online. After a quick phone screening, I was set up for an in person interview. I was interviewed by a four person team who asked some background questions and a bunch of networking and OS specific technical questions. I then interviewed with their manager who asked mostly questions pertaining to my background and life outside of work. Received an offer the day after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was declined because the contract company only offered slightly better pay than what I currently make, but no benefits. I currently have Health, Vision, Dental, Life, 401K, PTO, and training reimbursement. I couldn't justify loosing those benefits for just a bit more money, and they didn't want to renegotiate pay. It would have been a net loss on my end.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    My friend submiited my resume. 2 weeks later, A recruter called me and talked for 20 minutes. He said someone would contact me in one week. I am still waiting.

    Interview Questions
    • In general, how does an IP stack process a received packet?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Work as a contractor at Cisco and have interviewed for 6 roles in the past 10 years. Each contract has been approx 2 years. Hiring process for contractors is fairly easy.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Cisco had a freeze on GC applications at the time.
    I was being sponsored by my contracting vendor so stayed with them.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds phone interview. On site has 2 rounds. Each interview is half an hour. Questions from big kettle endian to driving programming and troubleshooting. Not very tricky and no brain tricks. Director will interview engineers as last round. Usually take 2-3 days to have response.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Added 20 percent sign on bonus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was able to get an interview through a contact friend of mine. I was applying for a software developer internship. The first round was just basics of what I did, what I've learned, and how I can apply myself. The second and third rounds were coding questions that focused on OOP, algorithms, and code efficiency. Know them and you'll do fine.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    The HR keeps asking about what courses I have taken in my graduate study. I list some courses about computer engineering. It seems she is not satisfied with that. And she asked me again about what other courses except the CS course ....

    And she also asked why cisco, why chose cisco and why should cisco need me

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring manager introduced his team and projects, then focus on tech questions. Most of our discuss was based on the projects and previous work on my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone screen that was very much like a consulting interview (market sizing, etc). 30 days later I was contacted again to interview for a different position. Only one round with 5 interviews including sales, engineering, but mostly product managers. One group interview where I presented a business problem to the PM leadership. The interview questions consisted of grilling on the product domain I would be working in (even though I had little background in it -- good thing i did my research), brainteasers (what's the TAM for dryers in the US), and how to sell questions ("sell me something in the room").

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    difficult. i had to refuse to get a modest pay increase
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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