Cisco Systems Software Engineer II Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2014
Updated Aug 19, 2014
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Software Engineer II Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

Interview Details

There was a fixed half an hour interview. Most of it was technical and other questions were asked based on my resume. I was asked details on each and every project. They asked about the challenges I faced during my projects both in a company as well as school.

All in all it was a holistic interview.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
I accepted the offer without negotiation
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boxborough, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boxborough, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    An initial phone screening with a recruiter, followed by a phone interview with a manager. On site interview with 5 people (the more people you talk to the better, as they will cut the interview short if they aren't getting a good impression). I talked to the site lead manager first, then 3 engineers, th

    Interview Questions
    • If your workstation cannot ping google, how would you debug the problem?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    85,000 + 8% targed annual bonus. They recruiter attempted to low ball me in terms of position and salary at first, as I am very young for the industry. I recommend sharing your actual salary desires and to not underrate yourself.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    There would be around 4-5 webex interviews which includes the HR interview which will be taken by the manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions are pretty simple. Just be through with your networking protocols and operating systems. The programming questions will be straight forward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very rarely you will get a chance to talk to the HR. Rather the negotiation will be done with your manager.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    half an hour talking about my past project experience, no algorithm question.

    Interview Questions
    • in the end, i was caught off guard by a simple question: "if you calculate c = c+1 with 100 threads, do you need a lock? "   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted after career fair for on-campus interview, was asked about my projects in detail which were listed on the resume and asked one technical question :reverse a given string which was simple

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Got internship at another company

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Just one round of on campus interview. Was interviewed by 2 managers simultaneously and the interview lasted for 50 minutes. Questions were based on past experience and basic programming concepts. I was asked to code in any language I was comfortable in. Got the letter of intent on the same day and offer letter after a month.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview Details

    I was on campus for a day. They did not even fly me to the Bay Area, I had to purchase my own ticket. It was purely technical.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume in jobfair and got a call after a week for an on campus interview. I was asked only behavorial questions which was very surprising. Interviewer was polite and not intimidating at all so I answered his questions calmly.

    Interview Questions
    • At last the interviewer asked what kind of a work do you wish to do at Cisco.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ithaca, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ithaca, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through College.

    Just one on-campus interview - 2 interviewers. Technical Leads

    General C questions (Bit manipulations etc Low level). Asked a lot about project since it was in Networking.
    Behavioral questions - How do you avoid conflict; Why should we hire you

    Nothing very difficult. Got the response in 3 days that I was selected

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They offer standard salary to grads which is pretty good. I had some experience, So I could negotiate with ease.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Cisco Systems in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was called for an interview on campus after handing over my resume in career fair. The interview was of 40 minutes where they mostly asked questions related to my previous experience and some basic networking, OS and programming questions. Got the offer after 7 days of interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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