Cisco Systems Project Manager Interview Questions

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

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in January 2010.

Interview Details

Overall process was very thorough and organized. After my resume was submitted by a current employee, I received an email about setting up phone interviews within a few days. Initially interviewed with the Recruiter and then had a phone interview with the hiring manager. After that interview I was asked to speak with 3 potential team members and interview with them. Went to the next round of interviews which was a full day of face-to-face interviews in the NYC office. The face-to-face interviews were one hour each and consisted of meeting with 5 different people, very thorough and exhausting. The offer was extended after the face-to-face interviews.

Interview Questions
  • How do you handle stressful situations? Tell us about a time you encountered conflict and how you managed it? Gave a potential customer situation and asked how you would handle it.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Tried to negotiate a higher salary, but was told that the offer was a firm offer.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average 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 day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    A lot of specific technical questions to see if you know what you are doing from others in the position. Hiring manager more concerned with past experience and other "soft" skills. Most people have good interviewing skills although an I/C asked me for my salary requirements, which I though was inappropriate. (I stated that it was best left at the time I was made a job offer, but everything is negotiable.)

    Interview Questions
    • What kind of salary are you looking for? It would have been okay from management, but I got it from an I/C which I really didn't like.

      Lot of questions on SCRUM/Agile, willingness to work over time etc.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Job offer was made. Got an "off-the-record" offer from the hiring manager. Had to interview with HR, before the compensation package was finalized.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average 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 online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Many Interviews at multiple levels were imposed in order to make sure the right person was chosen for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • A very advanced test of proposal documentation skills.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very fast and fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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 staffing agency. The process took 1+ week - interviewed 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
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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 an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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
  8.  

    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 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very quick. The hiring manager was out of state. We spoke about 1.5 hrs. I spoke with 2 additional team members. Met the director who was local. There after I was given an offer

    Interview Questions
    • How do you manage being over budget on a project   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    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 weeks - interviewed 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
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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 day - interviewed 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

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