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Cisco Systems Senior Network Engineer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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Senior Network Engineer
San Jose, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in January 2010.

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

Negotiation Details – 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

Senior Network Engineer
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

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

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

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