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Updated Nov 13, 2014
Updated Nov 13, 2014
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    Staff Hardware Engineer Yield Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Applied through referral, called for on-site interview.
    Total - 8 rounds , Overall NONE of the interviewer is prepared, NONE of them are on-time.
    HR was the first one to interview me, she came after 10 mins of scheduled time and asked my present salary, other benefits and relocation etc. hardly 10 mins talk and then gave me a list of interviewer and schedules. Then she came to lobby and gave another list with some adjustments in schedules.
    I was waiting in the lobby for another 35 mins, first technical interviewer came (15 mins late) and took me to his office, he told that "I don't know why the hiring manager asked to interview you anyway tell me about yourself" and 30mins of white board interview.
    He dropped me in the lobby then next interviewer came 20 mins late, then the same set of questions, and took me to lunch in the cafeteria for lunch.
    Headed to another building, Third was the most important person, "Hiring manager", he came late by 10 mins and talked to me for a 5 mins then told me that he got another very important appointment so he rescheduled my interview to end of the day.
    Waiting in the lobby for another 40 mins.

    Fourth person is somewhat OK, because he is NOT very late and then he asked for a resume from me. Same set of questions from "tell me about yourself to work experience etc."

    Back to lobby, next person came to lobby 10 mins late. He told that he is late because he tried to print my resume, then he asked some very basics from electronics engineering, i did not do well on this round because i did not revise the basic circuit theory. He looked to be very disappointed nad asked me "what do you know in electronics?" and that round ends somehow,

    He took me to the next interviewer's office, we were waiting in his office 10 mins, the interviewer came and looked to be shocked by seeing us in his office, He started asking some basic physics laws, i don't know if we use it anywhere in the Yield engineer job, managed to give some reasonable explanation.
    Back to lobby, wait there for another 1 hr, receptionist told me that the interview round cancelled as the next person is OUT due to some urgent work.The hiring manager asked me to wait for hte hiring manager.
    The hiring manager came back to me after office hour, took me to a conference room and he explained the job roles and responsibilities, team hierarchy etc. then some questions about my work experience and the paper i published recently etc. Finally he asked the usual question, "Do you have any question?" I took this time to ask him, I was completely gone mad by previous interviewer time management and questions. I asked him that, do we need to use any physics law in job? is there any problem with watches in QUALCOMM because NO one is ON time. He simply smiled and said "we are very busy, you know how busy we are in meetings bla bla"
    Then he told he will email me within 2 weeks. It's already 3 weeks, i sent a reminder as formality, he replied with the same sentences what he told me in the interview. Should i expect anything more from this team??

    Interview Questions
    • Can you describe the model of a beaker of "Sea water" in to electrical network or lumped element?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    The Interview was well set and precise to the point.
    The Interview was for 2hr. Covering the topics of Logic Design, Verification Concepts, Hardware designing questions, C and C++.
    FPGA Concepts, Functional Testing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Systems Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    First, go to qualcomm website and upload all the resume + personal info. Search which job you would apply for and wait till they contact you. I receive my email from them within 1 week and had 1 Hour Phone Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepare to answer very technical question. Review your EE knowledge otherwise you will be burned!   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted so many applications of Qualcomm online. However I never get any reply. This opportunity is from my teacher's friends referral. I get a phone interview from Qualcomm. The team is about WLAN.

    At last he suggested me to prepare not only my resume but also what the position required.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Hardware Test Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Pro-Telephone Interview went well. I was asked about different items on my resume.

    Con- Even though I had to big projects which would have really benefited the company I did not get an in-person interview. Should have known since the Interviewer seems like he didn't understand what I was saying.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Hardware Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Received a phone interview for about 30 minutes

    Interview Questions
    • Some detailed testing and algorithms regarding li-ion batteries.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8.  

    Digital Hardware Engineer-intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a mail for phone interview. Two 45 minutes interview. Questions were mostly based on resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    on-campus interview, two rounds, back-to-back. One staff and one senior staff came to our school and asked us mainly on the projects we did. And some relatively simple questions. One week later the HR phoned me and extend me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Hardware Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview questions were not difficult to answer. The questions focused on research projects on resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Applied for job through online posting. Got a call after 2 years (I was very surprised). Had a quick phone interview after an e-mail exchange with a HR representative. After which they invited me over to San Diego. The interview was intense. There was one employee who came in with a severe back problem. And when I asked him, he mentioned that he was very stressed with the work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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