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Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
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Network Consulting Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems in January 2015.

Interview Details

The first interview was based off from the information provided in my resume. I was. Asked specifics based on interview position. The final interview consisted of a technical and simple view interview. My interviewers were changed and seemed unprepared outside of typical interview. I was told the interviews were geared to see how I could explain a solution to a problem, but this was only a very small part of the interview.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    It's a very slow process. First you apply then wait a month for someone to get back despite your contact attempts every other day.

    In my case I was interviewed and told I did exceptionally well and that I would be meeting with a manager shortly. The next communication I received was the "we regret to inform you" letter. I called the hiring manager to inquire why and that's when I found out that I was lied to. I was interviewed for a position that wasn't available even though I was informed several times during the interview process that it was.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions were asked. Know basic networking knowledge   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Having Cisco certifications matters more to some managers than others. If you do not have the top certifications this may be used against you when negotiating salary.

    Interview Questions
    • No tough technical questions they generally let the candidate talk about their experience and prove themselves.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    For top $ you need top certifications.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed by three people inluding manager. Techincal questions regarding Core Network, EPC, LTE. Feedback is very slow and try to point out negative aspects so they can offer less salary. Be steadfast in your value and demand a higher compensation package. If you dont have a job then your out of luck. Negotiation is tough.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lawrenceville, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lawrenceville, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied online at cisco careers, got a call from the hiring manager about 2 days later. Did a initial phone screening. This was in June, had several email communications on status, then a phone interview with what would have been one of my peers. Few weeks later after several email communications, I was advanced to 3 webex interviews on the same day with Management and Sr Management. All interviews went well, no stress from from anyone except the Sr Manager. Completed background check and references list and official Cisco application. I was told i was one of 2 finalist and the favored. This is now August, and I wait and wait patiently. Then on my follow up email i'm told that the req. was put on hold

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview experience was more than 4 years back and it was very exhaustive. There were multiple rounds of interview including HR, Technical team and management.

    Interview Questions
    • there were a lot of situational questions regarding a typical engagement and the toughest & easiest hurdle.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate your salary at the time of joining. Not much salary increments after you are on board.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    3 technical interviews, 1 Group Discussion and 1 HR round. Techical is the main part...GD and HR rounds are just formalities. One techinal interview will be solely on projects and internship. Make sure you have a good arsenal of projects to showcase your potential.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on their website. They sent me an e-mail a day ago before the phone interview. They called me exactly on the time they mentioned on the next day. It was a Webex Meeting. There was a HR guy at the other end of the phone. He asked me typical HR questions at the beginning and then moved a bit more to the technical part. There were interesting questions at that part but not that hard. The guy also was writing notes on my answers so you need to take breaks between your sentences.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Consultant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Attended the interview in pool campus.
    First round: Written test(20 general aptitude, 30 technical questions)
    Second round was technical(Java basics, Routers, OSI model)(30 min)
    Third Round was managerial and personal questions were asked about my interests and relevant stuffs(15 min)
    Fourth Rround was HR interview(10 min)

    Interview Questions
    • questions were easy and straight forward. in technical round he started to go deep into modulation techniques.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Network Consulting Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interviewers were very friendly and technical at the same time. It was on a webex call so a remote interview. There were 3 technical and one managerial round. The difficulty level of the interviews kept on increasing with the round.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions did check the knowledge on networking. They check your basics as well as advanced networking knowledge and the toughness of the questions increase as you answer more questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation at all
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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