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Cisco Systems Senior Manager Interview Questions

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Senior Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Raleigh, NC) in March 2015.

Interview

Contacted by recruiter to start formal interview process. The recruiter phone screen included basic questions about my background, salary expectations, and qualifications. The recruiter gave me basic information about the role, the team and the process. This was followed by WebEx interviews with the hiring manager and two senior people on the team.

Interview Questions

  • The interviews were not difficult. I wasn't grilled with questions. The interviews were basically conversations about my skills and experience and the needs and goals of the team.   Answer Question

Negotiation

Yes, I was able to negotiate within a fixed salary range.

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    Senior Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    A member of my business network contacted me about positions Cisco was looking to fill. I had 9 interviews (face to face, and phone) with future subordinates, peers, hiring manager, VP, EVP, and HR. The interviews were both behaviorally and technically based. The people were brilliant, extremely hardworking, collegial and ambitious. They had deep belief in and loyalty to the company. The culture was focussed, customer driven, and values based. Despite the extremely demanding hiring and interview process (and I got off light with only 9 interviews, typically it was a minimum of 12) it was the best company I ever worked for.

    Interview Questions

    • Define an Internet strategy (from a business, industry as well as technological perspective) for F100 customer appropriate for the CXO-level.   Answer Question

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I had 2 phone interviews followed by 3 in person interviews. It was fine but extremely tedious. I got the job but turned it down for a better offer. I had to interview with the entire team and they all seemed to like me.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very basic resume review, no deep technical

    Part of a pre-vetted group hire ( like an acquisition)

    Negotiation

    Requested a better offer and grade, got it


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    Senior Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    case interviews and behavioral interviews with hiring manager and couple levels above as well as peers in different parts of the organization. met with about 10 people total. phone screen, then onsite interviews. took about 3-4 weeks in total from phone screen to offer. fairly pleasant experience, friendly, not hostile. hiring manager had coffee lunch with me after offer to see if i had additional questions, this helped seal the deal

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about challenging situation and how you handled it   Answer Question

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    Senior Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in May 2009.

    Interview

    - Screening by a recruiter
    - Initial get-to-know session with the hiring manager
    - Meet with 5-7 key individuals on cross-functional team
    - meet with 1-2 key executives

    Interview Questions

    • - Why do you want to leave your current job and why should we hire you
      - If hired, how would you help us do better  
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Quite professional


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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    atleast 5 rounds of interviews, many follow up conversations, need to chase the HR team often, interviews are courteous and professionally handled, whole process takes forever to complete, salary negotiation can take some time

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Was contacted by recruiter. Face to face interviews within 3 weeks. HR was helpful and responsive, so was the hiring manager. I would recommend this company to all. Was contacted by recruiter. Face to face interviews within 3 weeks. HR was helpful and responsive, so was the hiring manager. I would recommend this company to all. Was contacted by recruiter. Face to face interviews within 3 weeks. HR was helpful and responsive, so was the hiring manager. I would recommend this company to all.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Technical level interview 4-5 folks 45 min to 1 hour . 1 hour personal interview .

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2011.

    Interview

    it was tough

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you over internal candidate ?   1 Answer
    • Tell us about your accomplishments and failures ?   Answer Question

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