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Qualcomm Intern Interview Questions in San Diego, CA

Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Qualcomm in February 2014.

Interview Details

For me the hiring process involved only two phone calls. I was contacted by a recruiter and I scheduled my interview to be taken two days later. The first call was a technical one which asked me concepts of Operating systems, algorithms and networking. The call lasted for more than 45 minutes although it should end in 30 minutes. The second call was a mix of HR questions and technical questions. One week after the call only, they were impressed and offered me to come on board.

Interview Questions
  • In the second phone call I was asked to name my favorite language for programming, which I gave as C. So followup on that question, the person asked me to give solution so that when they write programs for like adding numbers, they should provide generic datatype, and it should support future datatypes which may be introduced later. For that I had taken almost 15 minutes and thought I would not be able to pass that.   View Answer
Negotiation Details
No I was not able to negotiate as they had strict policy to give same benefits to each and every intern.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had one on campus interview and one phone interview. In both the interviewers asked about my resume and my experience. Then the technical questions were more on algorithm design ( finding a substring in another string) and concepts of TCP/IP. In phone interview, the interviewer asked about C++ OOD concepts. Also some concepts from OS.

    Interview Questions
    • Not very difficult question. But since I had not reviewed OS very well, I did not know about priority inversion.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Qualcomm in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got referral by a friend. First phone interview was one week after my resume was passed on. First interviewer is my advisor-to-be, asked me to introduce myself first, and then started to ask technical questions. Took 30-40 min. Told me to get ready for the second internview, which was 2 days later.

    Second phone interview took 30 min. All technical questions.

    3 days later, received offer from HR.

    Interview Questions
    • Introduce yourself, and tell me what is your biggest point?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Switched lots of teams.... finally went to device drivers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern 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 October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got to interview with Qualcomm when they were at my campus. The process consisted of just a single 1:1 interview with an engineer. The interview lasted about 45 minutes and consisted of both behavioral and technical questions. The engineer was very friendly and fun to talk to.
    The technical questions consisted of very basic c++ concepts like oops and abstraction. This was probably one of the easy interviews I have had. Brush up on your basics with c++ and you should be fine.

    It took about 2-3 weeks before the HR called and made the offer. In general, I found the people at Qualcomm to be very understanding and nice during the whole process.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function to implement Fibonacci sequence.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview with 6 different person on the same day... (45 min each) So get ready for 5-6 hours of interview...

    The interview process started with a person from HR. Introduced me the company and the interview program and the details like procedure for hiring. Than the real interview started with 5 engineers one by one.

    They questioned my programming skills asked for simple programs in C/C++. Asked every detail on my CV.

    They even asked me to explain every project I did during my education life. Be prepared to present your work in the interview.

    They also asked questions from areas that you are not familiar and wanted to come up with an idea or solution to the problem. Be open minded and take your time to think...

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    the panel interview is not that difficult as everyone is nice and friendly but after talking to them, I felt I'm not a perfect "fit" for this position. As I didn't get the offer in the end, I assume they felt the same way.Questions includes: Why qualcomm? why this team? ~~why you want to work in this area? even why san diego~~~Basically, all the questions are based on my resume

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Qualcomm in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Referred by a friend and received only an on-site interview. Meet with hiring manager for about an hour, then the director who asked quite a few technical questions after which I had lunch with the rest of the team. Awesome experience! Absolutely like working at Qualcomm!!!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Qualcomm came to campus in fall for wireless week to demo products, met recruiter and he asked for my resume, 2 phone nterviews (HR and hiring), then offer came few weeks later. Haven't started working yet, but offer seems really sweet for interns. All this process was wrapped by the new year.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very fair offer, just wished there timeline wasn't so early. most internship offers go out in march
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initially applied through university website. Was contacted by an HR rep to set up 2 phone interviews. After 2 consecutive phone interviews I was contacted the following day with an offer. The interviewers were not well prepared and generally very unorganized.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe in detail how a memory allocator works (malloc).   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to extend my offer deadline by over a month. I did not attempt to negotiate the salary. They were very considerate about making changes to my offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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