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Qualcomm Design Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
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Design Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Interview Details

The interview process at Qualcomm was very professional, but a little slow moving. After applying on the company website I had a phone interview two weeks later, and then a second phone interview two weeks after that. The first interview involved analyzing the frequency response of a basic circuit, and the second interview consisted of a huge range of questions about different IC design topics.

Interview Questions
  • What determines in band and out of band phase noise in a PLL?   Answer Question
No Offer

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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Obtained an interview through campus recruiting. It consisted of an hour and a half phone interview which started out with going through the resume and then led to several technical questions as a follow-on. After this, there was a day long on-site interview, starting with a 1hr presentation to a team of 8 people, followed by 1-1 sessions with several engineers.

    Interview Questions
    • Analyze a switched capacitor circuit that one of the engineers drew, design a bias generator circuit, design a state machine   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    phone screen, then on site at San Diego. HR first followed by 6-7 technical interviews. The interviewers are all senior staff/manager or above. no IQ questions, simply straightforward textbook questions. they are friendly and gives you hint if you get stuck.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got an email to schedule an interview from HR after applied online for about two weeks.
    The interview was scheduled a week later, and was conducted by a Principle Engineer.
    Started by tell me about yourself question. Was asked technical questions based on
    information from my resume, namely OFDM, channel estimation and equalization.
    Also, practical questions on how cellular system works. The interview lasted
    about 40 mins. The next day got an email from HR that I have not got through the next
     round. But overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    The people setting up the interview were very nice and courteous. The interview was highly technical and concentrated on expert level questions. The posted job was not for a principal or senior level engineer, but they were obviously looking for someone with that kind of experience. The interviewer had a condescending attitude when you didn't know the answer and would not have been a good person to work for. Someone mentioned that the PhDs at Qualcomm look down on people who don't have one and my experience supports that claim.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Qualcomm in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    applied through campus.process took 2 days. there was an online test consisting of apps , c and ds and a section which covered all the basics of electronics. Time matters as there will be data interpretation questions in online test. test was followed by 3 rounds of technical interview and an hr interview , thorough knowledge of basics of digital electronics and vlsi is a must.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was through campus recruitment. They had two technical rounds. I cleared the first roud but was rejected in the second. In the first round they asked questions based on Finite State Machines. Also a simple digital circuit and it's truth table. Also I was asked to design an N-MOS inverter. There was also a puzzle - if there are 21 balls with only one weighing heavier, how will you find it using only one weighing balance in the minimum number of weighings?
    In my second round I was asked to design the FSM for a Vending Machine. And then they asked me to solve a timing analysis question which I couldn't. It was a little complex involving setup and hold time.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jaipur, Rajasthan (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    First, there was a multiple choice computer based test. 3 parts: 1) Aptitude: Pretty simple questions asked. 20 questions
    2.)Computer programming: 15 questions .lengthy and time consuming questions on mainly loops and conditional statements
    3.) VLSI : MAinly questions on Microprocessors , digital design and a few on communication as well. 20 questions.

    Then shortlist for interview. 2 technical rounds and a HR.
    Technical rounds: digital : questions on digital design, state diagrams, CMOS invertors and Microprocessors

    Interview Questions
    • one question on CMOS invertor and another on harmonics of PSRR and something like that   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Qualcomm in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Great interview. Easy questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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