Qualcomm Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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    Software Engineer/Compiler Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    I had phone interviews with two different managers, both lasted about an hour. Phone interview was based on my PhD thesis, basic compiler theory and basic C++. Then I was called for an on-site interview at San Diego. I had to give a talk in front of the interview panel. Then I met 5 managers, including 1 lunch interview. Finally met the HR which was just about overall experience, expected salary etc.

    The 1:1 interviews were mixed. They did not look very prepared or organized. I had to switch between rooms for one 1:1. One interviewer seemed bored and uninterested, working on other stuff while I was answering questions. He/she also assumed I am from a specific country which I am not. This interviewer looked very unprofessional to me. The lunch interviews are awkward and IMHO a bad idea. My final two went exceptionally well. The director was nice and encouraging. But I got no offer at the end, which was expected given the majority of my interviews were not great.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I find out this job by school career center's Newsletter. I apply by send my resume to the recruiter's email. It took one week to get the phone interview. This position is locate at Boston instead of San Diego.
    The interview is easy and it took about one hour. Basic question about transistor and the project I did.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic question about explain what makes an transistor.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Verification Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Qualcomm in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied the job on mid of June, and I received the phone interview notification on mid of July. A senior engineer set up a phone interview and he covered something about my resume. Most questions are about system verilog, he would give some hints if you answered part of questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software/Systems Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by email and set up a phone interview a few days later. I spoke briefly with the hiring manager about my past experience then he began to ask technical questions. The questions related to object oriented programming despite that the job description did not ask for that skill and my resume did not say I had it. I don't really understand why they contacted me and I assume there must be some miscommunication between HR and the hiring manager. I was quite disappointed by the experience as I had previously thought highly of the idea of working for Qualcomm.

    Interview Questions
    • When would you use a class in object oriented programming?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior IT/Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Qualcomm has a fairly stringent interview process. Should you make it past the initial screen of being chosen from the large pool of applicants, you are then asked for a phone interview. Following this point, there are multiple on-site interviews. My interview started off with the two staff members giving an overview of the company, the actual questions were fairly brief (10-15mins) and then I was asked if I had any questions, for which I went fairly in depth and talked for another 15 mins until their conference room time ended. I felt the interview went great and received a similar feeling from the interviewers, however several days later I received a form letter from recruiting stating they were not moving forward with me as a candidate.

    I was a little taken aback by this, as I felt the interview went very well and thought I would get the chance to 'prove myself' further in the in-person panels. Upon emailing the interviewers asking for feedback on what may have went wrong during our phone interview so that I could better myself for further opportunities, I received no response back....which was a little disappointing.

    I feel that this is one of those companies where you really do need to know somebody on the inside to get a direct hire, or start off with their internship program, which at this point in my career is not a feasible option.

    Interview Questions
    • All of the questions were straight forward and consisted of common networking trivia.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to Qualcomm some time in February 2014, and heard back a month later.
    I hate two interviews that were a mix of technical and behavioral questions.

    The technical questions were centered around C++ or Java. The interviewer was flexible and let me answer based on the language that I preferred. There were some general questions about data structure, heap and stack, and other algorithm based questions.

    I found the behavioural questions to be fairly detailed. It included experience working with teams, experience with existing code bases. and debugging methods.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you debug a piece of code without access to a debugger or an IDE?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment was fine, friendly and set up the process. Onsite for three interviews in total. Interview with panel of peers was most difficult, they were clearly testing the waters. I appreciated my interviews with the Directors much more than the consultant level employees. Excellent casual work culture, enjoyed the experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Intern Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submit Resume through online. Contact after 3 weeks. Call me to setup an interview onsite. People are nice. Interview questions are very basics for an electrical engineer. Asking basic EE questions

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. All big company asked the same questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview with human resources coordinator
    2 phone interviews with hiring manager
    In-person interview with a staffing specialist to begin the on-site interview process
    In-person interview (panel style with 4 directors, 1 manager, 1 VP); lasted 1 hour; informal in nature

    Interview Questions
    • Started inview asking if I had any questions
      Pop-psychology questions were strange
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    This was an interview for a contract position. An hour long technical phone interview was set up in very short time. The interviewer called the specified time, he was prompt. Mainly discussed the resume and go over past projects.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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