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Cisco Systems Technical Lead Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jan 29, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technical Lead Interview

Technical Lead

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details – could be orgnized better, one of my interviewer didn't show up. Nothing too special, similar to most industry hiring

Interview Question – i don't remember anything particularly difficult or un expected   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – not much negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technical Lead Interview

Technical Lead

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2010.

Interview Details – Phone screen followed by full day interview on site

Interview Question – 3 ways to implement semaphore   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Technical Lead Interview

Technical Lead
San Jose, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for a Technical Lead position. Had 2 round of interviews, all very standard questions on explaining your projects and some basic C questions on linked lists.
Got offer within a week of the final interview.

Interview Question – Depth first search of graph for finding fastest path in a 2-d matrix of 1s and 0s, where 0s meant path is available.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Offer was very low, and grade was not as advertised in job position.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Technical Lead Interview

Technical Lead
San Jose, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2009.

Interview Details – Very technically detailed.

Interview Question – Describe how specific protocols work, whiteboard it out.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Technical Lead Interview

Technical Lead

Interviewed at Cisco Systems

Interview Details – The hiring process was very very long. This was back in 2006. It started off with a recruiter calling you to start the process. There were a bunch of forms to fill, and after a few phone calls the first round of interview was set up. But then this being such a big company there were miscommunications with the timing and the people in the interview panel. The interview process was good. There were 2 technical rounds and then an interview with Sr. Mgmt.

Interview Question – an open ended question about how many signals there are in san jose and how would you find that out   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Technical Lead Interview

Technical Lead

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details – You would have a talk with manager of the team first and then upper level manager/director. Some technical questions will be thrown out. But you should have more talks to present your personalities.

Interview Question – Very deep level questions on the knowledge the job requires.   Answer Question

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