cisco meraki interview questions

Interviews for Top Jobs at Meraki

  • What do you do to promote diversity in the workplace?
  • Tell me about a time where you failed and the outcome?
  • Tell me about a time when you experienced a roadblock in a project and how it was resolved?
  • Tell me about a time when you disagreed with colleagues and how you got past it?
  • Why do you want to work at Meraki?
  • What is STP and why is it used?
  • What is a CAM table and on what OSI layer does it operate in regards to?
  • Name a time you got into a struggle with a colleague/coworker and describe how you remedied the issue?
  • A customer is angry, and wants to immediately speak to the manager. How do you handle this?
  • Tell me about a time you’ve taken a risk?
  • How have you contributed to your teams culture?
  • Have you ever received an escalated customer request and how did you handle that?
  • Tell me about how your current role aligns with this role?
  • What times are you available for an interview?

Network Support Engineer Intern Interview

Interview Questions

  • Phone Screening:
  • They tell you a bit about Cisco Meraki
  • Ask basic screening questions
  • What is DHCP, IP static routing, DNS, ICMP, Traceroute?
  • Usually tell you right there if your moving to the next interview

Technical Interview:

  • STUDY STUDY STUDY (go over some troubleshooting scenarios before this interview)
  • If a client calls and their computer is not turning on, what would the troubleshooting process look like for that?
  • If you are searching up something in a browser and it shows you an error message (no specific type of error message), what could that be?
  • If you have printed something to a printer and the printer has no received the information, what should you do?
  • Shown a topology with 2 PCs connected to a Switch’s ports through f/a cables…. When PC-A pings PC-B, what will happen and how will the PCs be able to communicate.

Final Interview:

  • This is not a technical interview so take a deep breath and relax lol (6-7 questions)
  • It is important to stay very relaxed and open in this interview because you are going to be talking about your character
  • Tell me about a time where you had to ask a question to a higher up or co-worker and what did you learn from it? (Be very detailed, you’ll think they do not want to hear every little detail but they do!)
  • When given a task you are unsure of, what steps do you take to complete that task? (they want to know if you are willing to collab with co-workers and ask questions)
  • Tell me about a time when your workplace or professional environment went through a change you did not agree with or was unexpected. (Be smart about this answer! I answered when I had to switch from being remote to on-site after COVID)
  • Tell me about a time where there was a client or person who was struggling with something, and how did you handle the situation?
  • Tell me about a protocol or rule at work that was hard to understand, and how did you adapt to it?


What candidates say about the interview process at Cisco Meraki

  • Very technical bu they look for personality more than tech skills.Shared on August 6, 2020 – CSE – San Francisco, CA

What was your interview with Cisco Meraki like?Your insights will help other jobseekers.

  • Recruiter contacted me40 %
  • Other online job site20 %
  • Employee referral20 %
  • Campus placement13 %
  • Through Indeed7 %

Set the server back to DHCP config and have it renew its IP from the DHCP server. Go to a command prompt on the machine and run “ipconfig /all”. Review the results – look for the DHCP server line. It will tell you where the machine is getting the address. If it is the machine itself, then see my post above. If it is your DHCP server, then check its settings and see if there may be an additional scope being delivered. If it is a different machine entirely, correct that machine, but you will at least know where the IP is initiated.

Ans: you must deduce that if everything is configured correctly and there are no physical issues with the network, the correct answer is that there is a rogue DHCP server in VLAN 2. You need to shutdown the port connected to the rogue DHCP server. First, find out the MAC address of the rogue DHCP server from the arp cache of the host computer. arp -a. Secondly, from the CAM address table of the switch, see which port is associated with the MAC address. Thirdly, block the port.Fourthly, ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew on the host computer to get a legitimate IP address from the real DHCP server in VLAN 2.

Eventually I was invited to interview at their HQ. There were 3 interviews there with the support managers, each similar but in a bit more detail than the Skype interviews with of course some standard “why do you want to work for us” questions as well. Meraki paid for flight/hotel for this process which was very nice.

The third round was with the technical support manager. Again similar questions + logical thinking check. e.g l was presented with the flan, without any details topology where all traffic was routed over the low-speed link. As there were no details of the link speed etc, you should ask, confirm and make next action plan on how to resolve the issue. Start troubleshooting from Layer 1 (check CRC errors) and so on.

Layer 2 must be very thorough. Dont be concerned with Cisco syntax. They do not use Cisco equipment. They have a separate line of Meraki switches, APs and Firewalls. All of which is primarily in GUI since Meraki is into Software-Cloud managed networking. There are demos of the product on Youtube


Why do you want to join Meraki?

Meraki is a company that genuinely invests in its employees and wants to see people grow. No matter what department you are working with, the team and management does everything they can to create an environment where people can do their work with soul, creativity and love. Meraki is hiring!

What does a 2nd interview mean?

The second interview means that the employer believes you meet the core job requirements and seem interested in the opportunity. The next round — or rounds — of interviews will be spent determining whether you are the best fit for the team.

What does a second interview consist of?

The second interview is often your last chance to ask questions about the role, the team and organisation, their strategy and expectations – so have your final questions ready. If there’s anything that you’re concerned about (the role or the organisation), now is the time to ask it.

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