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Cisco Systems Software Engineer Interview Questions

Interviews at Cisco Systems

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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer

Interview

I was hired more than 10 years ago so I don't remember what exactly it was anymore. It was something like being interviewed by at least 5 engineers and then managers. Questions mostly on C and C++.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Cisco Systems

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Easiest Interview I ever did. No technical questions were asked. The interviewer seemed bored and completely unprepared. Did not put in any energy prior to the interview preparing for it,


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    it's on campus for summer intern, no technical interview, it is one to one, the other side might be human resource, not like an engineer. she asked me very general non-technical questions, not challenger, maybe they focus on whether you are a good team player?

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Went to career fair, afterwards called me for an interview. was asked some basic questions about programming, and some brain teasers, pretty simple.

    Interview Questions

    • how would you arrange an array backwards?   1 Answer

  4. Helpful (1)  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Got a phone call from recruiter and then attended on-site interview.

    Interview Questions


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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

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Santa Clara, CA) in May 2009.

    Interview

    The interview requirements are different across different BUs, some BUs have high threshold on technical details, some BUs are more focused on communications and collaboration, and it depends on different managers, some rely on the reference and relations, some rely on your documentation achievement, such as how many patents, basically, that's better to get information before the interview about who will interview you, and who is the hiring manager , and do some homework.

    Interview Questions


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    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
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Research Triangle Park, NC) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Simple technical questions - mostly networking knowledge and coding/debugging skills

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    asked for relocation and got it


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Asked basic networking questions from course I took in college. Nothing too difficult. Also had some programming questions and asked about each of the 7 layers in networking.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate


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