Qualcomm Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Project Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview with basic questions and then a one on one interview afterwards with the manager and the director separately. The one on one was more in depth questions regarding my experience and roles in past jobs. I was asked to show how to use excel and apply certain formulas.

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    • Questions about past jobs, technical skills, and knowledge of qualcomm.   Answer Question
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hyderābād (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Qualcomm (Hyderābād (India)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Written test on core java n UI technology. Few programs. Then there was face to face interview of selected candidates.They asked about spring hibernate and grails. Then they let the candidates go.

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    • Grails and groovy with java based questions. They asked about java program to generate prime number till nth digit.   Answer Question
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    Senior Business Process Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    A phone interview was used. After that, a full day of interviews with numerous peers and managers. It was a drawn out process full of delays and near misses (almost cancelled the job opening)

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was a more than half a day process onsite. The interviews were one-one. Questions on probability, detection and estimation, and OFDM. Some puzzles were also asked. Made to solve on board.

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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was fully technical. You need to be prepared, since they ask you different questions on different subjects. The questions were mostly related to the wireless communications, signal processing and stochastic process. Some other questions were LTE-based questions.

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    Staff Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Jose, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    A technical phone interview with a list of questions to answer, then an onsite interview. The HR staff also called and asked questions before the onsite interview. The process from applying it online to getting an email requesting for phone interview took about one month. Two weeks after the onsite interview, received an email from HR saying that an offer was not given.

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    • Asked a lot about RF questions (noise figure, IQ imbalance, IMD, IP3, TOI, NF, VSWR, phase noise), and asked to make derivations in some cases. Also asked Q function question. Also asked some data structure and programming questions. Went over resumes in details and asked related technical questions as well.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (Austin, TX) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews. They basically just went over my resume. The technical questions were more conceptual and less specific or algorithmic. It helps to have basic knowledge of how native languages work at a low level and computer architecture concepts.

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    IP Licensing Analyst Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    phone interview: interviewed with a few people from the team that were hiring; onsite interview: talked to 7 people in total, including the analyst, manger, director and VP. I had the phone interview in the morning, and then confirmed for the onsite the afternoon. The onsite took about 5 hours, including lunch.

    Interview Questions

    • why do you want to work at Qualcomm?   1 Answer
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    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I was recruited in a recruiting event with more than twenty candidates for an unclear number of positions. Each candidate has to go through a set of 6-8 back-to-back interviews, each 30-minute long. The interviews very technical, except for one with HR representative. The scope of the questions asked in the interviews spanned from digital communications, information theory, signal processing, and probability. The same interviewer was asking questions in different fields of study.

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    • Find the the capacity of parallel Gaussian channels   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    7-8 rounds of interview. very technical. Good HR, Travel compensation.the interview was not Not painful, interviews were very knowledgeable and through. Some were bookish but as far as you know your stuff should be good.

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    • Technical EE related. DSP, error coding, LTE protocols   Answer Question
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