I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA in December 2012.
Interview Details – One hr and 4 technical interviews. I did well in 4 technical interviews which were around MAC and PHY layers: OFDM, ARQ, Queuing theory, IP/TCP. Some questions to test how I think. Overall, I like they way they ask. They are very supportive and open.
Interview Question – I did well on all questions. Got job offer after 2 days of the on-site interview but I declined. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA in October 2012.
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A phone interview was set up and questions about my research work was asked. Just couple of questions on static and volatile keywords.
Onsite interview was with 5 teams and all of them were coding questions. standard C questions on linked list, function pointers, priority inversion and so on. One guy asked Math puzzles, I struggled a bit after constant coding. But i picked up towards the end
Interview Question – Math puzzles were simple, but my brain was tuned in complex thinking and switching to simple mode was bit difficult Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA in October 2012.
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I applied online. Got an email to schedule phone interview the very next day. Phone interview was mostly focused on C, OS and Networking. Since I did well on that, I was called onsite after a couple of weeks. Onsite consisted on 5 tech rounds and 1 HR round. Tech rounds are entirely focused on C, OS, problem solving skills and your resume. The interview process was very smooth and candidates were well taken care of. I am waiting to hear back from them.
Tech questions were as follows.
1. Programs for binary search, linked list node deletion, string reversal, calculate no of bits in a number in given base, division of floating point numbers.
2. Difference between macros and functions, why/where to use macros
3. Use of static
5. How to prevent deadlocks
6. What data structures is used in routers
Overall, the key is to be thorough with C, OS and memory management
Interview Question – Lunch interview was the toughest. The interviewer went deep into OS and memory management. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA in October 2012.
Interview Details – Applied through a reference at QCT. First round was a phone interview which was mostly C with couple of OS related questions. Was called for an on-site interview. Was interview with around 40 candidates that day. It was 4 rounds. One engineer asked questions based on my project. 2nd engineer asked me questions based on Microprocessor architecture. Other 2 engineers asked me write programs on white board based on Linked Lists. Was able to answer most. I received an offer after a week. They were responsive in emails with them. Interview arrangements like Flight, Hotel and Car was smooth. The team looked promising since they were working on the new LTE technology. Most of the other interview candidates seemed fresh out of college.
Interview Question – Explain how an interrupt works inside a microprocessor. Questions related to Program counter, registers, stack and timing. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I got a better offer and a job I liked better.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA in September 2012.
Interview Details – 6 Round of interviews in Site
Interview Question – Questions on CDMA, MIMO, Stochastic Process, Probability, Signal Processing Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Got another offer from qualcomm in QCT Modem System
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA.
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Skipped the telephonic since I had a reference within the company.
Interviewed with the San Diego team. Had interviews lined up all day from 10.30 am until 5 pm, with a friendly lunch in the middle.
Completely technical, spoke on different protocols, low power techniques, C programming for embedded, and building a verification environment. Overall all interviewers asked pointed, relevant and good questions, without the slightest hint of condescension. This was among the longest interviews I've had in my career and also among the most professional.
Interview Question – Spoke about some post silicon validation. Haven't had much experience working in the lab so it didn't matter. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA.
Interview Details –
Phone interview followed by on site
Phone interview consists of only basic questions on resume and some questions on C and OS
Interview Question –
Adding value in an array
Char value added and sorted Linked list insert a value in it
DSP questions Filter design
OS concepts like scheduling , semaphore , mutex
Write C code for convolution Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA in July 2012.
Interview Details – I apply for the job and I received an e-mail for a phone interview 1 week after applying. The phone interview was with an engineer. It was about things on my resume, and questions about receiver, transmitter, key parameters of LNA, PA, explain each, why we use LNA, why we should be in IF, mixers, antennas. She also ask me lab test equipment I used. I passed the phone interview and had the on-site interview with 5 managers and my recruiter. The MOST important things you MUST know are Smith chart, IP3 and PLL. They all asked me questions about that, and also on filters, SAW, BAW technology. You should also be able to talk about the projects mentioned on your resume. I didn't get an offer because I wasn't ready for the interview, but I learnt a lot.
Interview Question – Directions I should give to design engineers: where to put each components (filters, mixers, LNA etc) of the transceiver, and why. What kind of filter I should use, why? Answer Question
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA in June 2012.
Interview Details –
Hiring Process has three telephonic interview.It's usually taken managers and senior design engineers in the team. No 1:1 interview for intern positions. The interview was not grilling.
Basic digital design questions
(1) Set Up and Hold Time Violations and how to fix those violations.
(2) Delays in ICs
(3) About the overall deign flow of IC
(4) Some Concepts of Low Power Implementation
(6) About a sequence detector / state machines
(7) How to size transistors in actual IC design involving many transistors (not the logical effort in text book)
(8) Design of Flip Flop.
Asked about my projects in my resume.
Negotiation Details – Interview was for intern position in Low Power Implementation Team
The process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm CDMA in June 2012.
Interview Details – The initial process of the interviews were very planned and organized. There were total of 6 interviews.. with 1 telephonic screening interview and 5 onsite face to face interviews and i was interviewing for entry-level position. They directly went into technical stuff. And the interviews were are scenario based. like i am facing this issue what is the problem and how can it be resolved. Qualcomm is well known for its tough interviews.
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