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Cisco Systems Product Sales Specialist Interview Questions

Interviews at Cisco Systems

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Product Sales Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2014.

Interview

Informal open and honest approach by management. Peer interviews were harder as these are the people that are going to have you as their teammate. You are interviewing the company as much as they are interviewing you though and they appreciate that.

Interview Questions

  • What makes you a good cultural fit for the company.   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Cisco Systems

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    Product Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoboken, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Hoboken, NJ) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I met with HR and responded to some preliminary questions. I then met with the would-be sales manager and the regional sales manager. The meeting took place at a restaurant and was very conversational. We discussed my background and how it would align with their current needs. I was able to ask questions as well. I felt very comfortable with their approach and felt I would be a great fit. I also felt that they could be a company that would provide a great working environment that would enable a great work/life balance.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    As much as I liked the opportunity, I wasn't positive it would be superior to my current situation.


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    Product Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Chicago, IL) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a Cisco recruiter for the position through LinkedIn and I had a screening discussion with her. Initial interview with the remote hiring manager by phone, then several WebEx video interviews with potential Cisco peers and another manager. Final interview in person with the hiring manager who flew into town for other meetings.

    Despite several attempts to reach the hiring manager to find out what the decision was he ignored both emails I sent and voice mails I left him. Obviously I did not get the job by his silence.

    Not happy about being contacted by THEIR recruiter and wasting so much time on preparing for the interviews then being rudely ignored by the hiring manager. I will not consider Cisco in the future.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions were to test for a basic knowledge of software defined networks and the underlying technologies associated with SDN.   Answer Question
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    Product Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    nice and straight forward, was quite open and honest. nice interviewer that didn't play hardball, was quite forthright. Initial phone interview as expected to quality followed by a face to face interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Product Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Met at career fair. Got an interview after telling them about my certification and the program I went through to get it. Interviewer was respectful and attentive. Mostly just asked behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Product Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Relentlessly pursued open positions and studied the product line in depth. I had seven rounds of interviews for my first position at Cisco.

    Negotiation

    I was offered a PSS II position, with a promise of a PSS III position in six months. I negotiated the PSS III position.


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