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Cisco Systems Systems Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Nov 28, 2017
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Systems Engineer Interview

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

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (San Jose, CA) in August 2017.

Interview

Got onsite interview through referral. 4 round tech interview with engineer and 1 round behavior interview with the manager. Whiteboard coding for each tech interview. Asked a lot about C syntax and Linux basics

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    the manager asked the past working experience, and he is satisfied about that. after that I received his boss's telephone, saying I'm Ok. after that I joined. I think cisco is nice but I feel the corporate culture is not good.

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    Systems Engineer Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter, who really pushed the process. Recruiter spoke to what to expect, types of questions to expect, even spoke to what to wear and the weather in San Jose, which I am well aware of. The interview was to be with three people, one cancelled.

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    • Describe a project that I was proud of.   1 Answer
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    It was a telephonic interview which lasted for an hour. Started off with behavioral questions like your experience and then few questions on OS, programming challenge on strings and a debugging question. Overall it was a good interview experience.

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Cisco Systems in August 2015.

    Interview

    I really liked the practical approach of the interview. There were no silly questions, such as "describe in detail the innards of a particular protocol". I was asked to design and whiteboard several types of networks, a VPN WAN, a large distributed enterprise, and a data center. Given that it's what I do, and what I interviewed for, this went fine.

    Interview Questions

    • one of the tasks was to design a redundant data center with ECMP.   Answer Question

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Boxborough, MA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    mostly technical interviews, be prepared to answer any questions about the technologies on your resume. be prepared to answer questions about previous job responsibilities, also have questions for the interview about the position

    Interview Questions

    • mostly technical questions about routing protocols & switching   1 Answer

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Cisco Systems (Boston, MA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was difficult. It began with a MCQ sheet of 20 questions based on networking. It consisted of fill in the blanks, match the following and MCQs. Later after this is was a 1:1 interview.

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Cisco Systems.

    Interview

    Went to four rounds of interview: hiring manage, peers, and on-site with multiple interviewers. I applied through an university career site, received the a contacts in ~3months. Then, I was scheduled to interview with a HM which gone over various background, few technical questions follow with another phone interview with a peer. Finally, 2 weeks later, receive another invite for an onsite.

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Oversee development and maintenance of computer systems.
    Identify departmental needs and make suggestions regarding technical direction.
    Set up organization's intranets.
    Design and implement system security and data assurance.
    Configure and install computer systems for other organizations.
    Design and develop software.
    Test software applications and systems.
    Develop different types of software, including computer games, business applications, operating systems, network control systems, and middleware.
    Apply knowledge of computing systems and software structure.
    Analyze users' needs.
    Create flowcharts, diagrams, and other documentation.
    Create manuals and detailed sets of instructions including algorithms that tell computers what to do.
    Convert instructions into computer languages.

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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Helpful, plenty of questions, two interviews. Phone and on site. Then it was group interviews, multiple math questions and it was 3 hours long. Got an answer after four months and got a tour in San jose

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