Qualcomm Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interview process consists of two steps - phone screening and on-site interview. Phone screen was performed by two people and each session was 30 mins long. Primary objective of phone screen was resume review and verifying whether the person knows what they claim on their resume. Phone screen was done by engineers and all their questions were pertaining to my resume only.

    Onsite interview process started with the HR email asking for possible interview dates. Once the dates are finalized the travel arrangements are managed by Balboa travels and they help book accommodation, rental car and flight tickets.

    The on-site interview started with HR representative. Basically discussed about my resume, salary expectations and relocation assistance. This was followed by interviews by folks from management level - Director or Senior Director. Discussion was primarily about cellular communication and the difficulties in designing software for cellular base station. This was followed by a lunch break which was handled by an engineer. He talked to me about how a day looks like in Qualcomm and explained about the various perks offered by the company. After lunch i had two intensive technical interview session. All questions were about C programming and embedded software design. Emphasis was on function pointers and writing code with minimal memory footprint.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions related to sorting - stable or unstable sorting.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The start date required by the team was well before my course completion date.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    The Interviews were not easy, not difficult. Some standard programming questions like DFS, BFS, etc. If you have prepared for other companies, this one will be an easy pass.

    I think the most problematic part of the interview process was the salary negotiation. I had a good offer from their competitors and the team was not even close to that figure. They didn't increase a single $ after me informing them about the salary figures. I was very interested in their work, but they gave me such a bad offer which I couldn't accept in any case.

    Also, I think the overall company is gone weird especially the HR. I submitted a reimbursement and 3 months later they send me a check with $50 deducted explaining no reason. The interview reimbursement was within the range that they told me and was < $200 for three days of interview. The HR has lost its way. I am sure others will face the same after they get an offer.

    I would rate the entire process as very poor.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Compensation was bad.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very good process. I was supposed to work as a contractor for Qualcomm. The hiring manager from Qualcomm directly called me to set up an interview. I was a referral candidate too. @ hours telephonic interview and I was extended the offer letter

    Interview Questions
    • Very silly questions like : What are the storage classes in C ? They asked OS related stuff, and a bit about Linked lists. Rest all questions were related to C, Data Structures and projects from my resume. Make sure you know your resume well. I had taken up Wireless Communications in my 2nd semester and was asked questions on that like : What did youlearn ? Explain in brief..etc..   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I went thru a Qualcomm approved vendor. Negotiated my salary from $32/hour to $35 / hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    ASIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Phone interview followed by onsite. Total process took about a month. Phone interview for 45 min. Onsite interview was lengthy with 6 different people for 1 hr each. Got the offer in 2 weeks after the onsite interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions on Flip-flops, tristate buffer, logic design   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Program Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    will have the phone interview precreen first then determine on-site interviews. You will have the chance to meet up the people you are going to interact with in the future if you get hired. Very talent team members

    Interview Questions
    • how much do you know about Qualcomm and please give some example how you perform your previous job. How did you describe yourself. How do you consider yourself being a great program analyst   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Interim Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bridgewater, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Qualcomm in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Qualcomm, USA through the website. I got an interview call about 2 months after the application. Questions were focused on my resume and basic stochastic and probability. I got another interview call, similar set of questions. I was told the work description in San Diego office. Then 2 weeks later i had two interviews lined up with the Bridgewater office for a research intern. All four of my interviews went pretty good. After 2 weeks , I got an offer from the Bridgewater office and i accepted it. The entire process took about 3-4 months.

    Interview Questions
    • Suppose i choose two random variables uniformly distributed between [0,1]. What is the probability distribution of the maximum of the two random variables?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ months - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    it was an easy process. But they took a long time to decide. It was lengthy at times....I did not get updates on a regular basis, which was frustrating.it was an easy process. But they took a long time to decide. It was lengthy at times....I did not get updates on a regular basis, which was frustrating.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    easy
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and got an email from their HR to set up a phone interview. The interviewer was actually the person I will be reporting to if I get an offer. It was a technical round and he asked me C, C++, Linux questions. After few days I was informed that I was selected for the onsite interview. It was an all day process from 10am-5pm.. I had by 4-5 technical rounds and 1 HR round. I received the offer letter after 1 week.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were the standard ones expected in interview.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Visa issues..

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SCM Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone Screening -- Not too technical! for an hour
    Onsite interview - The whole day interviews with 6-8 people.
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    Interview Questions
    • How the revisions of each file will be stored in the backend for different version control systems?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Got interview chance from internal referral. The entire process (from phone interview to onsite interview, and then got offer) takes about 1.5 month. One phone interview, and one onsite interview with 7 interviewers (6 technical interviewers and 1 HR).

    Interview Questions
    • How would you design an elevator system.
      Follow up, is there any problems (from a embedded system point of view) you should prevent and how will you prevent it in your design.
        View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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