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Cisco Systems Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was an on-campus interview. Pretty easy questions were asked to me. Interviewer was knowledgable . 1 Written and 2 Interviews rounds happened. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview had four rounds. First was the resume, second was a telephonic, third a video interview and fourth was onsite.I could not make it to the last round since I had an exam on that day

    Interview Questions

    • Basics about networking would do good to pass the next levels   Answer Question
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    CSAP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Step 1:
    Create a 2min video about CISCO

    Step 2:
    Video conference interview (30min)

    Step 3:
    Fly to San Jose

    Conceptual exam (10min)

    Basic interview questions (20min)

    Present about a topic directly related to the company and what it does. They expect specific examples and stats (10min)

    Faux-Client role play with a lot of background information about the client's needs (20min)

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you failed and what you did to overcome it   Answer Question
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    IT Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I was interviewed as a new college hire who was about to graduate in a couple of months.

    * phone interview for behavioral questions
    * in person review about Java and behavioral questions

    Interview Questions

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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    I applied at a career fair while in university and a recruiter contacted me. There was first a phone conversation with recruiter and then three webex interviews before getting an offer.

    Interview Questions

  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Raleigh, NC) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I went to Cisco's networking night at my college and had a mini-interview with a recruiter. I gave her my resume and applied online, and was then contacted to interview for a position within the company. The interview was fairly relaxed, and I didn't get asked any technical questions, but it seemed like I was extremely under qualified for the position based on the questions he was asking me.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some of the projects you've worked on?   Answer Question
    • Are you familiar with any other languages (Python, Ruby, etc.)?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    3 Phone interviews lasting 30 mins each. I was a college grad so not much technical knowledge needed. Just casual conversation really. Not nearly as bad as I was expecting in regards to asking supply chain/logistics type questions. I think Cisco emphasizes a lot on their core values. Team work, positive attitude...etc! I met with HR, then a manager, then a directer via phone. I was across the country as well and they were very accommodating of my schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you solved a problem.

      Name a situation where you went above and beyond to help someone.

      Name a time when you motivated or came together w/ peers to work as a team!  
      Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Very fast moving process. Interview was over skype and very relaxed. Pretty much only behavior interview question were asked- all pretty standard. Overall, not a very stressful process, but definitely necessary to be prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the current trends in the Human Resources industry   Answer Question
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Gave my resume to a recruiter on campus. Then got scheduled for an on-campus interview about a few weeks later. The interview was only about 20-30 minutes and it was all behavioral questions and questions about my resume.

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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I did an onsite interview at my University after attending a career fair. About a month after, I got contacted by a recruiter to do the onsite interview with a Senior Product Engineer.

    Interview Questions

    • What is polymorphism? What is the advantage of implementing polymorphism on the user side?   1 Answer
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