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Interviewed at Qualcomm

Interview Details – no general question.
First round telephone interview is start with going over the resume and then technical stuff.
coherent bandwidth and coherent
handoff between two base station
Turbo code.
and compare the higher order modulation and lower order modulation
noise figure

Interview Question – noise figure in the amplifier   Answer Question


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Engineering
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2012.

Interview Details – This interview is terrible. The interviewer called me 15 minutes before the scheduled time, and I was not at the phone. When I called back, he didn't know what to say and it became so embarrassing. Actually, I didn't even remember when do I applied for such a position and I got a phone interview...

The interviewer kept asking me low-level hardware debugging questions, such as "what is CPU exception/what is system call"...

I was applying for software development positions, but this group did major hardware debugging, which is rather challenging. I think this is the major reason they rejected me, but I am also wondering why they selected me for an interview...

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Engineering
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualcomm in January 2009.

Interview Details – smooth process. phone interview first and if pass, on-site interview.
1 on 1 interviews, and with 4~5 different engineers.
HR will be the host through out the day and answers many questions.
Very fast response either yes or no.

Interview Question – technical problems, real life issues   Answer Question


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Engineer
San Diego, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in July 2011.

Interview Details – Applied online~ Two weeks after, recruiter contacted and scheduled a phone interview, mainly focus on the resume, all technical questions~ A week later, on site invitation came~ Took a whole day, interviewed by 7 or 8 staff member of the team, still mainly focus on the resume, but more details and in-depth questions related to the resume. Two week laters, got rejected~~ In general, very professional company, people are very nice there~

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Engineer
Santa Clara, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2011.

Interview Details – Was contacted and asked to meet one person. Subsequently went in spent most of a day meeting 5 people.

Their interview process seems to be structured for someone who is not very senior. They ask a lot of very basic questions on digital design, DSP, communications.

 Found that most of the interviewers had a lot less experience and so their perspective is very limited. Out of the 6 people met, in total three seemed to adapt to the level of the person being interviewed while the others stuck to the type of questioning for a mid to junior level person and not the type of interview someone with more than 2 decades of experience would expect. Some of them did not seem to understand the topics they were asking questions on and failed to understand things when alternate solutions were proposed or it was pointed out what they were saying is incorrect.. Sent one of them excerpts from text books subsequently.

For a senior person, I woud have expected them to discuss past work experience, and get into technical discussions of past projects and how it relates to what they do, chip architecture, etc. They stuck to mostly simple questions such as synchronization, FIFOS, state machines, C syntax, PERL syntax, etc. Only two or three of them seemed to a have broader perspective, the rest seemed to be run of the mill with no idea as to how conduct a proper interview.


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Engineering
San Diego, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2011.

Interview Details – I got a phone call from the DSP Group for a phone interview for the following week,
Tested on DSP, C, C++, Comms theory,ECC etc...

Interview Question – given 20 "destructable" light bulbs(which breaks at certain height), and a building with 100 floors, how do you determine the height that the light bulb breaks.   View Answers (53)


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Engineering
Raleigh, NC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2011.

Interview Details – Graphical Design

Interview Question – How do you find the pixel of a point at which two triangles of different colors overlap   Answer Question


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Engineering
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2008.

Interview Details – I had several phone interviews with Qualcomm for their engineer positions but failed to score an on-site one mostly because I wasn't very prepared for their technical questions. So make sure you got the basics down before applying. As much as I remember, those interview questions cover lots of C fundamentals such as pointers, function pointers and function calls, as well as other computer science knowledge. Good luck!

Interview Question – C fundamentals such as pointers, function pointers and function calls   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
San Diego, CA

The process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in July 2010.

Interview Details – Mainly just a phone interview. Interview started late but did go about an hour. The interview was with a director who did all of the talking although there were 4 other people in the room at the time. Phone interview was typical, simple questions about yield and such and some device questions. Was told at the end of the interview that they would get back to me in about 1-2 weeks. Presently waiting for their return call to schedule an onsite interview.

Interview Question – Where does the leekage current come from when the transister is turned off?   View Answer


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Engineer
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in September 2009.

Interview Details – I applied to Embedded S/W position in QCT via Online. After applying the position, I got a contact e-mail from HR to arrange Phone Interview. I had a Phone Interview with a senior-level engineer and was invited to their site after 3 weeks. Then, I had several 1:1 interviews including HR. After 1 week, I got reject e-mail.

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