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Senior Account Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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.
Support Engineer (Linux/Solaris) Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Network Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Associate Systems Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Customer Support Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Network Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
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.
Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Cisco Systems in April 2014.
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
Software Engineer II Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
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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