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Senior Manager
San Jose, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details – A member of my business network contacted me about positions Cisco was looking to fill. I had 9 interviews (face to face, and phone) with future subordinates, peers, hiring manager, VP, EVP, and HR. The interviews were both behaviorally and technically based. The people were brilliant, extremely hardworking, collegial and ambitious. They had deep belief in and loyalty to the company. The culture was focussed, customer driven, and values based. Despite the extremely demanding hiring and interview process (and I got off light with only 9 interviews, typically it was a minimum of 12) it was the best company I ever worked for.

Interview Question – Define an Internet strategy (from a business, industry as well as technological perspective) for F100 customer appropriate for the CXO-level.   Answer Question

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Senior Manager

Interviewed at Cisco Systems

Interview Details – Very basic resume review, no deep technical

Part of a pre-vetted group hire ( like an acquisition)

Negotiation Details – Requested a better offer and grade, got it

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Senior Manager
San Jose, CA

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2009.

Interview Details – - Screening by a recruiter
- Initial get-to-know session with the hiring manager
- Meet with 5-7 key individuals on cross-functional team
- meet with 1-2 key executives

Interview Question – - Why do you want to leave your current job and why should we hire you
- If hired, how would you help us do better
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Negotiation Details – Quite professional

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Senior Manager

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details – Technical level interview 4-5 folks 45 min to 1 hour . 1 hour personal interview .

Interview Question – Standard interview question   Answer Question

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