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Updated Feb 7, 2014
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San Diego, CA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2012.

Interview Details – I had one on campus interview and one phone interview. In both the interviewers asked about my resume and my experience. Then the technical questions were more on algorithm design ( finding a substring in another string) and concepts of TCP/IP. In phone interview, the interviewer asked about C++ OOD concepts. Also some concepts from OS.

Interview Question – Not very difficult question. But since I had not reviewed OS very well, I did not know about priority inversion.   Answer Question


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Boxborough, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2013.

Interview Details – After the interview, we have a weekly meeting to review all candidates, then our recommendations are passed back to hiring managers. Then they have to make their calls. I would say 2 weeks at the most.

Interview Question – No doubt it is difficult to land a position at QC. We would get hundreds of resumes a day, so you really have to stand out. Specifically tailor your resume' to the job description you're going for, if you can.
HR will hit you with a feeler phone interview, then one of our senior staff will follow up. Depending on the person you get, this could be easy or very difficult. Know the basics of sw engineering and systems. Know the types of memory SW uses & OS fundamentals. Be prepared to answer a programming question on the phone. If you get past that, they'll fly you in and you'll interview one-on-one w/ about 6 people who will grill you (I was one of them). Answer questions to the best of your ability, but don't get too cocky. If you get stuck, ask them what they think of your idea. Have a positive attitude, be friendly, and relax.
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Interviewed at Qualcomm

Interview Details – Three phone interviews; two technical and one with HR. Mostly basic digital design and timing concepts.

Interview Question – How do interrupts work in a microprocessor   Answer Question


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Santa Clara, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in October 2011.

Interview Details – Talked to the recruiters and handed in my CV during their visit to our school. After two weeks, I got the phone interview invitation. They asked me what time I'd like to be interviewed. I asked to be interviewed two weeks later.

There were two interviewers. Each of them interviewed me for about 30 minutes. After a brief introduction, they asked me to grab a paper and a pen, and write down the problem and some equations. They also asked me to derive some results, and explain how I got the solution. There was a bit of calculations; not really hard, it's more about the basic concept. But it's not easy to answer if you are not familiar with the topic.

The first interviewer asked all technical questions. The second interviewer spent half of the time chatting with me and half of the time asking technical questions. Before ending the conversation, they asked me if I have any questions. I seized the chance to chat with them about their work and the working environment. Although I didn't get the right answer to all of the questions, the overall conversation was quite smooth.

In about a week I got an email form the recruiter telling me I was accepted.

Interview Question – One interviewer asked me an information theory puzzle. I never heard of such a problem and didn't know how to answer it. I asked for hints and the interviewer guided me to find the answer. It seems to be OK if you don't know how to answer the question at first. Ask for help and try to tell them how you think.   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – Got a phone interview which I did well on, and it was quickly followed up with a second phone interview. Both were technical interviews that asked everything from my experiences working with a team, to technical questions about C and C++.
The interviewers were very competent and know their stuff.

Interview Question – How do you find the greatest common denominator of two numbers?   View Answer


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Intern

Interviewed at Qualcomm

Interview Details – Two phone interviews

Interview Question – Mostly about C/C++ programming, some puzzles   Answer Question


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Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – Campus job fair in October -> on campus interview -> technical interview
EIP program is for frosh and soph, no programming questions, only brainteasers asked.

Interview Question – red/ black hats riddle   Answer Question


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San Diego, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2012.

Interview Details – I got referral by a friend. First phone interview was one week after my resume was passed on. First interviewer is my advisor-to-be, asked me to introduce myself first, and then started to ask technical questions. Took 30-40 min. Told me to get ready for the second internview, which was 2 days later.

Second phone interview took 30 min. All technical questions.

3 days later, received offer from HR.

Interview Question – Introduce yourself, and tell me what is your biggest point?   Answer Question


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San Diego, CA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in October 2010.

Interview Details – I got to interview with Qualcomm when they were at my campus. The process consisted of just a single 1:1 interview with an engineer. The interview lasted about 45 minutes and consisted of both behavioral and technical questions. The engineer was very friendly and fun to talk to.
The technical questions consisted of very basic c++ concepts like oops and abstraction. This was probably one of the easy interviews I have had. Brush up on your basics with c++ and you should be fine.

It took about 2-3 weeks before the HR called and made the offer. In general, I found the people at Qualcomm to be very understanding and nice during the whole process.

Interview Question – Write a function to implement Fibonacci sequence.   View Answer


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Arlington, TX

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

Interview Details – I got Email to schedule my interview with qualcomm. I scheduled it and it directly started with technical questions.
Questions were based on my projects in resume:
1> verilog
2> pipelining concepts
3> hardware for pipelining
4> C programming: Link list, Hash map.

Interview Question – Relation between Link list and arrays.   Answer Question

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