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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview

Online application followed by a phone interview. This was followed by a in-house interview. I interviewed at Cisco Milpitas. The overall experience was quite pleasant and I gained a lot of insight into the hardware world

Interview Questions

  • Basics of programming in Python   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Was contacted by the recruiter over mail.
    1st round: With Manager.
    General resume based questions

    2nd Round: Technical Phone screen.
    Java conceptual questions
    REST related questions

    3rd Round: Onsite. Interview with 4 engineers

    Interview Questions

    • Given a hashmap of each alphabet to a number and given a string find all possible combination of the word with the substitution from the hashmap
      Ex: hm = { a:1, b:2….} str = ‘abc’
      Result: ‘abc’, ‘1bc’, ‘12c’,’123’ etc   Answer Question
    • Print complete binary tree level by level   Answer Question
    • Find mid element in a LinkedList   Answer Question

  2.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I applied online and didn't hear back for a few months, got an update in December to check if I was still interested in the position. Interviewed in February, it was a Webex interview of forty-five minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Recursion, stack vs heap, tries, binary search.   1 Answer
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Called for phone screening.
    Later 1:1 phone interview
    basic technical questions
    test knowledge networking and operating systems
    5 rounds of interviews.
    HR called in for confirmation.
    Take longer time to respond.

    Fragommen slow response for immigration questions


  4.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Austin, TX) in September 2019.

    Interview

    The interview process was very good. There were a few rounds of technical interviews which was followed up with being flown to Austin, TX for an in-person series of interviews. I really enjoyed the process, it was very well put together and I had a lot of fun going through it all.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were more based on how you think through problems, opposed to presenting quickly answered questions. For example, how would you go about solving problem 'x', when only presenting with 'y' information.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2019.

    Interview

    The in-person, 45-minute interview was held on campus. The interviewer was an engineer.
    It seemed as if the interviewer did not know how to conduct interviews. Most of the interview was spent lecturing me on how a computer works. The interviewer made it seem as if my answers were completely incorrect if they did not exactly match his. The interviewer also used his phone a few times, yet took no notes of any kind during the interview. The interviewer only barely glanced at my resume within the last 5 minutes of the interview. After that, I had a chance to ask the interviewer questions. We also ran over-time, and the interviewer acted as if it was my fault.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the advantages of using the stack versus using the heap?   Answer Question
    • General questions about computer architecture.   Answer Question

    Cisco Systems Response

    Oct 29, 2019 – A member of the #WeAreCisco nation - HR team

    We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We have informed our University Recruiting Team for the Engineering function about your negative experience. In relaying this information to the larger team, we will be monitoring interview reviews closely so we can made adjustments as needed!


  6.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    1. Hacker rank test
    2. 3 rounds of onsite.
    Asked questions on trees, stack. Writing code along with test cases is important.
    Hacker rank questions were basically based on array and string.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in August 2019.

    Interview

    Cisco WebEx Team i interviewed for Senior Android Engg.
    Basic phone interview followed by
    Small assignment and 3 rounds of onsite interview.
    Interview question was around DS, Android concepts, MVC,MVVM design pattern, Short algorithm questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What is difference between MVVM and MVC design pattern?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    It was a 3 round interview process.1.Technical Questions (Core java, spring, Hibernate, Database) related 2. White boarding - Coding round 3. Generic questions regarding your previous experience and How would you deal with real time problems

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    I talked to a recruiter on campus and they scheduled me for an interview the next week. Went to their office and was interviewed by two people. One asked about my Java skills and other asked more about my understanding of networks.

    Interview Questions


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