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Cisco Systems Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 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.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Support Engineer (Linux/Solaris) Interview

Support Engineer (Linux/Solaris)
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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Director Interview

Director

Interviewed at Cisco Systems

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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Associate Systems Engineer Interview

Associate Systems Engineer
North Sydney

I applied through another 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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

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


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

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.

Interview Questions


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer Interview

Software Engineer

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2014.

Interview Details got a call from manager went over CV arranged for a interview through webex. Talked asked about my current experience and threads, dead locks, datastructures, css, javascript basic questions, asked to write double linked list program, string reversal, they would accept any language you are comfortable in.

Interview Question – String concatination, how canyou write a better concatination with out using existing menthods like .concat etc... can a dead lock happen with three threads, the job description has nothing to do with these questions. The concentration was on basics of programming, was asked to write doule linked list program...if you are comfortable with sting programs and linked list concepts it is very easy to crack...   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Engineer II Interview

Software Engineer II
Kanata, ON (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2012.

Interview Details One round of phone screening
3-4hrs of second round technical (on-site)
3-4 sessions, each sessions -> 40-60min
2-3 interviewers each session, multiple technical questions, but only fundamental questions

40% C programming
30% OS
20% TCP/IP network questions
10% behavior/previous experience

The interview was long, so most of the important knowledge points will be covered.
There is no weird questions, most questions are straightforward. Be careful on the details. Interviewer would judge based on your thinking process and your ability to deal with the details..

Interview Question – Write code to implement a Binary search. Then construct a Binary search tree. Talk about AVL tree. Describe the difference between binary semaphore and mutex.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – HR will call you

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