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Cisco Systems Interview Questions in San Jose, CA

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Applied through Linkedin. HR contacted and scheduled interview. Fist telephonic interview went well and I was asked for face to face.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me to write 8 bytes aligned malloc and corresponding free function   2 Answers

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in August 2013.

    Interview

    First got connected by the manager. Then one tech phone interview following another 5 rounds phone interview. No on-site for me.

    Interview Questions

  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    Very reasonable interview process. Phone interview with hiring manager, followed by group technical interview and closing interview with senior management.


  4. Helpful (4)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Hiring process was very long. I had to attend several interviews. It took a while to get an offer.


  5. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    interview process is lengthy and most of the time stick to basics , basics of networking is what most of the people check .

    Interview Questions


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Applied online, phone interview, then onsite. Offer negotiation.

    Interview Questions

    • Give logic for implementing "diff" command in Linux.
      Consider various test cases and explain what will happen in each. The two files are source code and are huge..
      For e.g.
      File 1: 1-2-3-4
      File 2: 1-3-4-2   Answer Question

  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    I was contacted by the Hiring team and then contacted over the phone by a Cisco Employee who asked me general Java Question.

    On Site interivew was a 5 hour interview split over 1 hour each wherein the Engineers came ans asked me questions about Java.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    It was a little haggling experience.

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in July 2008.

    Interview

    Friend refer->phone interview->4-5 people interviews on site->give offer

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes, but not much when you negotiate.


  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in November 2010.

    Interview

    College recruitment. Interviewed by senior managers. Questions related to experience, side projects, interests, etc. Questions on OO programming (inheritance etc).

    Interview Questions

    • What was the toughest project you worked on recently and go you explain in detail..   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate


  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The Interview process was standard, there were no big surprises in terms of interview questions. Overall interesting experience.

    Interview Questions

    • There were some algorithm and data structures oriented questions. Probably messed up a lot but they care about your thinking process more than the solution.   Answer Question

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