Qualcomm Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 27, 2014
Updated Aug 27, 2014
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    Technical Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boulder, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was really well tailored to select for critical thinking and problem solving rather than learned skills. The interviewers were clearly very technically skilled but still more concerned with creativity.

    Interview Questions
    • I was presented with a stack of one dollar bills and told to sort them, with no further explanation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Began with a phone screen interview which was all technical for about 45 mins to an hour. Called for on-site interview with 5-6 rounds. My first interviewer did not show up on time and the whole interview process was delayed by an hour and half. All the interviews after that were standard. But the interviewers were thoroughly unprofessional. They almost seemed disinterested in taking my interview and were making faces. Looking at their computer screen while hearing my answers and asking me questions.

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected questions as such. I was asked a questions on details of MP3 format which were a little difficult.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer from another company. Also, I was very unimpressed with the team in general and the whole interview process. If they cant even conduct an interview properly, I can only imagine the quality of work they might be doing.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Intern Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submit Resume through online. Contact after 3 weeks. Call me to setup an interview onsite. People are nice. Interview questions are very basics for an electrical engineer. Asking basic EE questions

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. All big company asked the same questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    joined full time from consulting - not much to discuss.
    most of the question are related to Networking and Wi-Fi
     asked basic programming concepts and extensive questions on previous projects

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview with human resources coordinator
    2 phone interviews with hiring manager
    In-person interview with a staffing specialist to begin the on-site interview process
    In-person interview (panel style with 4 directors, 1 manager, 1 VP); lasted 1 hour; informal in nature

    Interview Questions
    • Started inview asking if I had any questions
      Pop-psychology questions were strange
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Verification Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    This was an interview for a contract position. An hour long technical phone interview was set up in very short time. The interviewer called the specified time, he was prompt. Mainly discussed the resume and go over past projects.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, recruiter reached out, set up 2 phone interviews: first being knowledge-based questions about C, static variables, recursion, stack frame and function calls, efficiency of sort algorithms. Second phone interview was 2 coding questions: first was a strange bit shifting problem involving unsigned ints, second was one I had seen before involving linked lists.

    Interview Questions
    • Anything asked about C in the first interview.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analog RFIC Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Notified by email, took several days to schedule phone interview.

    The interviewer seems make no preparation at all and ask random questions:

    1, Describe how the signal spectrum changes through receiver chain of Direct-Conversion Receiver and Heterodyne Receiver, and compare their advantages and disadvantages
    2, Give the expression of wt of a MOSFET and derive its relationship with dimensions
    3, Name the specs of receiver blocks: LNA, Mixer, VCO, etc

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, received an email to schedule a phone interview, and the manager I worked for was the one who phone interviewed and hired me. I had other offer deadlines approaching, so I called him back the next day and asked if the decision could be made quickly. The next morning, I got the call getting the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Extremely easy interview, asked basic programming concepts such focusing on object oriented design (Describe OOP, what is a class, what is a mutex, etc.).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    There was a 1st screening which was very cordial and friendly. Subsequently I was invited to the santa clara office for an interview with the team, which was an excellent experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how a duplexer works and impedance at each point. Very simple but did not know what the interviewer exactly wished to see.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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 Former Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

Pros: “The salary is more than competitive; bonuses and stock RSUs plus great health insurance make it a very positive financial experience. They are just so-so on paying for training outside of…” Full Review

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