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Qualcomm Interview Questions

Updated Nov 22, 2014
Updated Nov 22, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a college graduate job. It had multiple streams ranging from TCP/IP to Graphics drivers. I got an email from technical lead to schedule phone interview.
    Questions weren't hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain what happens when you press a key in the keyboard. Explain Thrashing, Paging, floating point vs integer arithmetic.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Interim Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on the careers site. I had one phone interview with a manager. He went through my resume briefly, asked me what I like about technology, where I see myself in the future, what my interests are, and specifics about projects I had worked on. I was surprised that there were not more technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part was remembering how I implemented certain aspects of my past projects e.g. what algorithms I used, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went to the career fair offered at my school and dropped off my resume at Qualcomm. About 2 weeks later I was contacted by a recruiter who scheduled an interview for me on campus. It was a one time interview and I got an offer less than a week after. I got 2 coding questions and one puzzle. The first one was to identify bugs on some simple code. Second one was to return the most frequent character in a given string.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions related to concepts in C and embedded systems that I did not learn yet. One of them was what is a union in C?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I got the phone interview and on-site interview. In the phone interview, they asked most questions based on resume. In the on-site interview, each interviewer asked questions from different aspects. The interviewers are nice and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • We met the problem of xxx in our current project. How do you solve them?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Graphics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process was long (total 8 interviews which goes full day from 9 - 5). Professional interviewers. No nonsense questions. All questions related to the profile. Some of the questions were tricky. Prepare well for C programming related questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    They came to campus and I got an interview after attending an event. They emailed me to ask for a time that I was available for a 45 minute interview with a software developer the next week. Within two weeks of the interview I received an email saying that they would not be moving forward with my application.

    Interview Questions
    • 15 minutes of background, 15 minutes of technical questions, 15 minutes about the company and the position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went to a career fair, got contacted to do an interview about a week later. They took all the people who they interviewed out to dinner, which was nice. They also gave everyone nice hoodies too. After I interviewed they said they would get back to me in about a week maybe two. Great interviewing experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Return the index of the first unique character in a string.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate, offer was really good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Give resume on career fair -> Online application -> Get contacted for on campus interview -> On campus interview -> Offer
    The interviewer had no expression during the interview. But he didn't ask me very hard questions. "Cold" but nice I would say.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Put my application in through the qualcomm careers website. Got a quick response within a week. HR emailed me to give them suitable dates and times. I sent them my preferred slots for a phone interview, then next day HR replied with a selected time. The HR seemed very responsive and the interview was setup for the earliest possible date.

    The interviewer called me and started off with some basic review of my CV. I am in R&D, so a lot of questions and details about my projects, research. Then interview shifted to technical questions related to programming. One question was on software design, he asked me how I would go about developing a basic operating system/file system. I responded that you first define the objectives, get user/customer inputs. Define the structure, for example, you need a file system management module, display, user input, file editing etc. How would you tie these together (implement abstract classes to define API) etc. The interviewer basically wanted to see my thought process and how I approach this problem. Then I was asked to rate myself at C++, what were my weakness when it came the language etc. After about 45 minutes, the interviewer started talking about their projects and work. Gave me a chance to ask questions and possible start dates.

    Got a call for second interview, waiting on that.

    Update-> One month after first interview, I got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The best way to sort a 1000 byte array (least complexity)   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Mechanical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview followed by an on-site interview. Five rounds. Expert from different fields asked me regarding my previous work. What kind of candidate they are looking for. Some technical questions regarding statics and dynamics. MEMS technology

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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