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Cisco Systems Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
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Project Manager Interview

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Interview Details

it was simple process, 3 interviews followed by hr round and then offer

Accepted Offer

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for contractor position with director / senior management level. Well organized interview process. Building lobbies have receptionists to greet you. Third person (non-interviewer) contact to meet in lobby, ask informal questions, and walk around to first meeting. Casual business attire, collared shirts and slacks. Few employees wear jeans. Friday is casual day.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked straightforward business questions, questions about background and skills. No trick questions, no oddball questions encountered.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    Its st. forward you get call for scheduling an interview and then two rounds of telephonic interview and then onsite interview for complete day. Post that HR will call and discuss about the compensation.

    Interview Questions
    • real time scenarios and how did you overcome the difficult situation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Fairly quick (three weeks). They called, asked a few questions, and hung up. They called again a week later and asked more questions. Finally, the manager called. Then the HR called a few weeks later again and asked if I could start on Monday. The job description was minimal.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. They just offered a rate. Take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview requested by recruiter., then face to face after passing initial phone screen.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked if I had pre-sales or channel partner experience and responded that I didnt. However, my experience in working with Bus Dev Managers would be helpful in getting up to speed with their product offerings.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by recruiter, who performed the first phone screening, followed by a phone screening from someone at Cisco, followed by a third phone screening by the hiring manager. I was then asked to come on site for face to face interviews, which consisted of a panel interview of three engineers, then a 1:1 with the hiring manager. No behavioral questions like some interviewers mention, but definitely a lot of questions to see how well I would fit in at Cisco.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Received notice from HR resume would be sent to hiring manager. HR contacted me by email stating I had been selected for an interview. Interview lasted thirty minutes (slightly more as hiring manager advised he had more time). I was advised that the hiring process could involve at minimum five more interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had two rounds of phone interviews followed by a multi-stage in-person interview session. The phone interviews were standard stuff. The in person interviews were well thought out and definitely more than a formality - some interviewers were fairly challenging. Overall the people were great and the impression I got was that Cisco is a vibrant, churning environment where an industrious and enterprising person can find a rewarding niche to shine in.

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you think you' would be satisfied working for Cisco?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer that I preferred.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Cisco Systems in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter arranged telephonic interview, Manager asked about pm experience, PM concepts, real life situations.

    Interview Questions
    • As a PMP what do you bring to the table if we hire you ?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very professional interview. The questions asked were straightforward and a decision was made very quickly. Since Cisco needed this position pretty badly, they introduced me to the platform and that was that.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not really. Tips? See if you can negotiate with the recruiter.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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