Cisco Systems Senior Network Engineer Interview Questions

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Senior Network Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in January 2010.

Interview

The first contact was a screening interview with an internal recruiter over the phone. Quick background in technologies, architectures, protocols, and a review of the resume. The second contact was a screening interview with the hiring manager. A quick background screen on Cisco technologies, business acumen, and situational questions. The follow-up interview came - was an in person interview with 3 individual engineers performing technical skills tests (specific to Cisco Technologies, Protocols, Architectures) Then a two person panel (senior network architects) who performed further screening - and a wider breadth of questions to investigate application of technologies to business problems. The final in person interview was with the hiring manager. The discussion was a review of the resume, past work experience and accomplishments, and the positive outcome my contributions had delivered. This was all completed in a full day - and ended with a miniature tour of the campus in San Jose on Tasman Dr. The final interview was with the Director of the department, and was held over the phone. A quick background provided, this was a very high level discussion, and more of a screen than an interview.

Interview Questions

  • What is the most difficult business problem you have solved, how did you contribute, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

Negotiation

Negotiation was fast process. There is a total compensation package that is offered, not just made of base salary. It is important that the entire package is considered, and not just a base salary.

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    Senior Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    About eight interviews face to face and a few over the phone. Generally friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your personal career goal and how do you think this job will assist you?   Answer Question
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