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Updated 19 Nov 2014
Updated 19 Nov 2014
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  1.  

    IT Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    it was great and i got the job and the pay was awesome, i recommend this place to anyone. I am really overwhelmed by the number of words I have to write to use this site.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  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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    APJC (Australia) Cisco Services Lab Operations () – Services Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Cisco Systems in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called by the HR manager to organise a phone interview. The phone interview was a week later and was conducted by a senior network engineer. There was a face-to-face interview about 2 weeks later which was a group interview and individual technical interview with 4 other candidates and a panel of 4 network engineers.

    Telephone questions included:
    1. tell me about yourself
    2. what do you do in your spare time,
    3. what do you know about the company, why do you want to work here
    4. give me an example of learning new things in the work place,
    5. give an example of a time when a customer didn't like the solution you gave them, what did you do?

    Group interview questions:
    1. You and your group have crashed your plane in a jungle, you have these limited resources, what do you do? Fairly standard.
    2. A customer owning a factory has employed you to fix a vague problem with one of their machines. The panel plays the part of an impatient rude customer, and they see how the group solves the problem.

    Individual interview questions:
    1. Consisted of a network diagram on a whiteboard and there was a problem with a computer not connecting to a subnet, there were firewalls involved too. They asked increasingly difficult technical questions to see if you could solve it.

    Interview Questions
    • Telephone interview:
      1. how does the internet work
      2. how does encryption work
      3. what is the OSI model

      Group interview / individual interview:
      Speak up in the group interview, work as a team but show you can take charge as well.

      Unless you studied network engineering at university, you will probably fail the technical interview. The questions are very in depth and you can't bs your way out. They interviewed 20 people (4 groups of 5 people) for 1 position. They invited a lot of people for the interview which would definitely fail the technical interview simply because it wasn't part of the syllabus of their degree. Not sure why they didn't just invite network/telecommunications majors to the interview.
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    No 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

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    • 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
  7.  

    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed 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
  8.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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 weeksinterviewed 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
  10.  

    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 a weekinterviewed 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 dayinterviewed 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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