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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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Senior Account Manager Interview

Senior Account Manager
Sydney

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in February 2010.

Interview Details Process involved a number of interviews and panel interviews. In total there were 9 interviews I had been shortlisted for a number of positions during this time however interview requirements were similar for commercial and enterprise account management roles. Panel based interview and presentation undertaken on perception of target market and positioning of Cisco to ascertain candidates knowledge of Cisco's go-to-market strategy. Interview process was designed to be direct and at same time fair to the candidate. Successful in attaining the enterprise role.

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Support Engineer (Linux/Solaris) Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Sydney

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

Interview Details It was two technical guys face to face interview, and the questions they asked are all Linux command, application used to achieve this. At the end, I need to complete a paper test last for 40min

Interview Question – As long as you are good experience at Linux/Solaris command and Server side configuration, it is not a problem for you.   Answer Question

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Director Interview

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Interview Details very good long process but a good process

Interview Question – Had to give examples of where I had done things in the past   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Quite quick and easy

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Network Engineer Interview

Network Engineer

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details Phone interview, then joint group and individual panel interview.

Interview Question – All straightforward questions, both technical and personal   View Answer

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Associate Systems Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
North Sydney

I applied through other source and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details First Stage: Video submission-> record yourself with self introduction and answering a question provided.
Second Stage: WebEx phone interview -> combination of behavioral and general technical questions.
Third Stage: Assessment Centre -> Comprises of technical exam, interview, roleplay and presentation.

Interview Question – Roleplay: being asked to sell a Cisco solution to address a client problem   Answer Question

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Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer
Sydney

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems.

Interview Details Good process and fair if followed correctly! Procedure driven and rather lengthy.

Negotiation Details – no cooments

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Customer Support Engineer Interview

Customer Support Engineer
Sydney

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2012.

Interview Details they asked detail trouble-shooting skills.

Interview Question – how to trouble-shoot ip phone calling h323 gateway getting busy tone   View Answer

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Network Engineer Interview

Network Engineer
Sydney

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in September 2011.

Interview Details Hr emailed a specific date and time and asked if I was free then for a phone interview. Phone interviewer called an hour later than the specified time. The interview itself took around 15 mins, and was a current networking intern from cisco. It was more of a hr interview than a technical interview, he was interested in any projects I had worked on and the challenges faced, how I resolved problems in my last job, strengths and weaknesses, why I wanted to work for cisco and what products cisco offered.

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Customer Support Engineer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Kraków (Poland)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Cisco Systems in March 2014.

Interview Details Phone interview. Some technical questions about OSI model and Subnetting. The difficulty of those questions was below average. After that started a 30' interview with more personal questions.

Interview Question – Tell us about a team project that you have participate, which were the difficulties and how have you accomblished to overcome them.   Answer Question

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Software Engineer II Interview

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San Jose, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in June 2012.

Interview Details There would be around 4-5 webex interviews which includes the HR interview which will be taken by the manager.

Interview Question – Questions are pretty simple. Just be through with your networking protocols and operating systems. The programming questions will be straight forward.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very rarely you will get a chance to talk to the HR. Rather the negotiation will be done with your manager.

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