Cisco Systems Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2015
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Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview

Email contacted me after application. Then one on one, behavioral and technical questions, about 75% technical questions, linked lists, internet protocols, bit manipulation, Unix, courses taken, personal projects, SQL/database experience, why this job, my skill set.

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    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    I gave my resume in college career fair. They scheduled an interview in college campus after 3 weeks. The interview was for 30 mins. Q1: Given a position, find the fibonacci number in that position? Q2: Given two strings, find the common characters between those two? Then asked random questions like advantages and disadvantages automated testing, hash table, caching, design an elevator system etc.,

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    • Asked too many questions in 30 mins. She did not give enough time to optimize my solution.   2 Answers
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    Software Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    It was fully technical. Interview was for half an hour. Interviewer was very friendly. Still its under process. Hope I will get offer. 1) She gave me one hexadecimal number and told to convert to decimal. 2) Intersection of two string. Result must be a string. 3) Define class and interfaces for elevator.

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    • 1) She gave me one hexadecimal number and told to convert to decimal. 2) Intersection of two string. Result must be a string. 3) Define class and interfaces for elevator.   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    1) 1-2 Phone Screening 2) normally 1 round of Technical On-site Interview with 4-6 Engineers. Questions ranging from Coding to Solving Design problem including Behavior Interviews. 3) at time there maybe 2nd round interview.

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    • C-coding: ranging from atomic operation(s) to strings/pointers manipulations, little/big Indians, algorithms.   1 Answer
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    First round telephonic interview which was quite easy with all basic questions on java and sql then was scheduled with second telephonic round which had 8 people interviewing me

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    • First round telephonic interview which was quite easy with all basic questions on java and sql then was scheduled with second telephonic round which had 8 people interviewing me   Answer Question
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milpitas, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Cisco Systems (Milpitas, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    the interview process took about two weeks. There was a phone interview followed by a 1:1 interview. The second round was with four people but the questions were very basic related to programming. Not much to do on whiteboad

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Diego, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Got a interview after a job fair. It was my first interview and I feel I blew it.

    Interview Questions

    • How to reverse a signly linked list without using a extra node   1 Answer
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    Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in October 2008.

    Interview

    I found the position through a staffing agency who set up the initial screening call. After a satisfactory conversation (high level discussion of experience), I was scheduled for an onsite interview. The onsite interview featured two 1:1 interviews by separate sw engineers that entailed detailed coding answers to various questions and some questions regarding the particular protocol (SNMP) in the development project.

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    • Code a binary search tree, insert and delete functions   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, this was a contract position.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    If you are fresher then basically they ask questions on c programming, network related, some data structure and algo. Some questions might be straight forward and some would e logical like sw designing. In case you are go with some job experience the some questions abt ur job also. Type of quistions also depend on the profile for which they are hiring. Its always better to have idea on latest technologies related to cisco work.

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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems (Ottawa, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    I applied through Cisco job fair and got an over phone interview after one week. The question were all in C programming. The guy asked me to do some bit operations. Count the number of 1's in an integer. Count the number of 0's. Assuming that we have a sorted array with some duplicated number, print the numbers only once in an efficient way.

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