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- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (Bridgewater, NJ) in June 2015.
Applied Online. After 1-2 weeks HR scheduled the telephonic interview. Hiring manager give me call and took telephonic interview for 30 min. After 3 weeks scheduled for full day onsite interview with VP(1 round), technical managers(5 rounds), senior staff engineers(2 rounds).
- 1). Design Strategy in C++ 2). Semaphore, mutex, spin lock 3). S1/X2 HO call flow 4). Work Experience from Current Company and previous company. 5). C basic questions. 6). Volatile, register 7). State machine questions 8). Most of the interview questions from work experience Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Qualcomm in August 2014.
Telephone Interview - Applied on linkedin - sent connection request to recruiter and team members. Got an interview invite after 2 weeks. 45mins interview. I didn't perform very well. they asked my projects and then gave some programming questions and on probability.
- Probability questions : Consider a triangle with 3 vertices and 3 edges with a person standing on the midpoint of each edge. Now if these 3 persons start moving towards a nearest vertex, find the probability of their collision Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in July 2014.
Applied through a recruiter. The on-site interview took around 8 hours. Most of the questions revolved around aspects of the C programming language. Also, security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel.
- Find a security with a Linux kernel function. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Qualcomm.
phone interview about 1 hour, very technical on site interview: very friendly
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in August 2011.
you interview with 5-6 engineers/managers and 1 HR. Interviews are very technical, with lot of C/C++ coding questions. few puzzles/analytical questions as well as behavioral questions. Do not be surprised if interviewer has not looked at your resume before coming to see you. Interviews are normally spread across multiple groups located in multiple buildings, so you have to travel quite a bit between buildings.
- usual linked list/binary tree/string manipulation etc Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Jose, CA) in August 2011.
The phone interview was pretty detailed. Lots of detailed questions about C and networking.... enough detail that I had to write down diagrams on paper to make sense of the questions. The in-person interviews consisted of C coding, describing the projects I have worked on, networking questions, cpu architecture, board bringup, behavioral questions -- it was pretty thorough. If you understanding of networking (L2/L3) is solid and you are a strong C programmer you'll do fine. But given my experience at QCA -- I'd say beware. Make absolutely sure you will be working on development (and not just bug fixing).
- Write the code (in C) to insert an element into a linked list. Answer Question
They were very inflexible when it came to negotiations. They pretty much said 'no' to everything and anything i asked for. That being said the offer was pretty good so I really shouldn't complain.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in June 2011.
Super technical interview with 6 technical individuals and 1 recruiters. In most cases the interviewers finished on time and did set aside time for Q&A. Each slot had technical questions on background, C question and problem solving puzzle. Couple of the interviewers were asked questions in the area of their own strength but overall they seem to go out of their own comfort zone to ask questions.
- Was presented a buggy code and was asked to identify all bugs. The code snippet was related to finding substrings and substituting with other substrings. Program to write missing number in a array. Program with memcpy and identify issues related to memory corruption. Bit manipulations routines with optimal solutions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Qualcomm in January 2011.
Dealing with recruiter was a mess, but interview itself was nice and smooth; really good engineers!
- I was asked to program at one of the engineers computer... Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in December 2009.
Applied through their website and got an email from recruiter a couple of days later. She arranged a phone interview with the group leader and two engineers at the same time. They asked a bit about my experience, a few C++ questions and some very basic unix shell command questions - I did not expect for such basic questions. After a few days I was invited for an onsite interview with this group. I had 10 1:1 interviews plus HR at the end of the day. My interview was scheduled for 8:30 with HR, but he did not show up. Started 1:1 interviews with engineers at 9:30. Most questions where about C++, software engineering practices, networks (TCP/UDP). There were a few of those annoying trick questions. I got to talk about some of my projects with a few of the engineers, which then asked about some specifics. In the interview with the group leader he described at a high level the project that the position was for, and emphasized that work may get hard often - many releases and pressure. He warned me about that many times as my previous employer dealt with research projects and didn't have as many hard deadlines. More than a month passed without any feedback and any refunds from my expenses during the trip - not very professional of them. Overall it was good for me to see how I did not fit in that group. The vast majority of engineers are from the same country, and I prefer a bit more diverse group. Also most of them look very tired, which is not a good sign. Benefits seemed to be very good and location can't get any better. Maybe I'll try a position with another group at QC.
- Tell me a joke :) 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in December 2009.
I got interviewed for the Staff Engineer position. First two levels of phone interview and then 4 or 5 direct interviews same day. Good : You will come to know what exactly is the environment of the team you are going to work. Phone interviews are good .Direct interviews also test your domain knowledge as well as your language specific skills. There will be 5 to 6 direct interviews with the team members. Bad : They are simply wasting time of those who are not selected. One day is wasted fully of the candidate in case he is not selected. They call several guys for direct interview. Its better if they call only those who have a better chance . The HR never gets back to you after the interview, if you ask them after two weeks or so, they will tell they are looking for closest match. Same profile you can see opened in there site after some months time. Nobody knows what they are looking for ? In brief, you need to be somewhat technically sound for clearing the interviews. But rest is mere luck , nothing else. It seems there is internal politics in decision making.
- Implement Malloc 1 Answer
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