Cisco Systems Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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    Customer Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cisco Systems in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    What do you know about Cisco? What are the future technology transitions? How do you manage customer expectations? What is your communication style?Tell me about a situation where you had to manage a difficult situation? What did you do?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    atleast 5 rounds of interviews, many follow up conversations, need to chase the HR team often, interviews are courteous and professionally handled, whole process takes forever to complete, salary negotiation can take some time

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Support Engineer (Linux/Solaris) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency - 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 Questions
    • As long as you are good experience at Linux/Solaris command and Server side configuration, it is not a problem for you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    very good long process but a good process

    Interview Questions
    • Had to give examples of where I had done things in the past   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Quite quick and easy
    Accepted Offer
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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then joint group and individual panel interview.

    Interview Questions
    • All straightforward questions, both technical and personal   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. 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 Questions
    • Roleplay: being asked to sell a Cisco solution to address a client problem   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Customer Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    they asked detail trouble-shooting skills.

    Interview Questions
    • how to trouble-shoot ip phone calling h323 gateway getting busy tone   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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