Qualcomm Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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    Low Power Design Implementation Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    They were extremely organized with respect to the interview process and everyone on the team was very nice and respectful. Asked basic questions on digital design as well as some advanced topics. Interview was very long and tedious with 8 people asking questions back to back. Even if you dont know the answer, try your hardest and let the interviewer know your thought process.

    Interview Questions
    • One interviewer gave a puzzle to solve, which was actually kind of fun.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Senior Programmer Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    i applied for a 3 months contract position in IT as i was desparately looking for a job after my contract ended. i applied via indeed.com and got a call from HR within a week. it was pretty simple and HR took details like visa, desired hourly pay ,annual salary if i take full time job etc. Later HR communicated via email and set up my first technical interview over phone. i was interviewed for 30-40 min over phone by my manager on technical side. later i was communicated via email and second interview over phone was set up. even second interview was technical pretty much and some general question. it went on for around 20 min. since i was interviewed for temp position my interview was pretty cool and was over phone only. i was satisfied with how the interview went and as expected i was selected fpr the applied position. my consultancy employer stepped in after my interview process is completed and had to do corp to corp (due to visa ) .after salary negotiation i was confirmed for the position and had to join in 10 days. over all the interview process took around 3 weeks from the time i first applied to the joining date. i heard from my colleagues that full time interviews were pretty exhausting and length as it will be face to face only.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not much room for negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Engineer Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews with two people from the same team. They work on different area, and I finally got to work with the later person given me the interview. Both interviews start with introducing my research topics and experience listed on my resume. They interrupt during my description for detailed questions. No technical questions were asked.

    Negotiation Details
    Internship, did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    SerDes Verification Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone call first. Basic concentration was on testbench experience, work experience, how u develop an tb, uvm/ovm basics, testplaning basics, pci express knowledge, work exp

    i did very well but they took >30 days to get back. invited for an onsite interview.
    it lasted for 6 rounds
    first round: Clock domain crossing issues, how to solve, what to do if it's a bus, design a fsm, divide by 2,3 behavioural codes using shift registers, meta stability, how u solve, how u model it in env
    2) CDC, pcs layer, pci express school project, phy layer questions how u implement in behavioural modeling, tb architecting questions, CDC fifo questions, block level model. why 8b/10b encoding in pcie, how signalling is done, ltssm questions
    3) SV, basics, verilog basics, delays waveforms, timing, fixes, other stupid questions which didn't make much sense. his answers were very theoretical not a practical applications.
    4)same questions from previous rounds. more concentration on how pcie device works, various layers, test planing, tb development, execution related questions, more technica questions
    5) lunch. behavioural, my experience in varuos senarios
    6)same questions from prev rounds. my environment questions, uvm, sv questions, perl codes, pll questions, phy related questions

    good interview process. grilled every aspect. but decioson making is insane. i did extremly well but they still didn't get back and i had another offer. team members were very nice

    Reasons for Declining

    very slow process and had better job and offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Staff Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Qualcomm in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Multiple people will take your interview one on one. It is grilling procedure and then they decide the outcome. If you are good only then you would get in

    Interview Questions
    • Logical questions are difficult. Engineering questions are regular.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    College Graduate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Qualcomm in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. Recruiter contacted me after about 3 months. Initial phone screen and onsite interview thereafter. Phone interview was scheduled for about an hour. Few behavioral questions, few about work experience and technologies familiar with. Questions usually based on the projects you did. Most questions on algorithms, code efficiency and data structures. I messed up a little with algo questions so didn't get through.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern-MAC/Phys Layer Interview

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

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had two phone interviews for the same position.

    Interview Questions
    • In the first interview he asked prob question such as taking balls from bowl and joint gaussian. and basic communication about shadowing, flat fading, doppler spread. He also asked about proportional fairness scheduling.
      The second one asked from MIMO and LMMSE and waterfilling. and also she asked from my research.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met through a college career fair. I heard back a few weeks later and started the interview prices. Depending on your recruiter, you sometimes have to stay on top of things and keep asking about interviews, especially if you're looking for one on campus. That said, my recruiter was exceptionally nice and helped with any questions I had.

    Interview Questions
    • Really just a few of the typical CS interview questions (I think it was the counterfeit coin question and maybe a few basic questions about C).   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a telephonic interview for internship with the group. A second phone interview followed. The group was still small and the manager contacted me directly. The questions were all on the hard ware side and dealt with computer architecture including data hazards (RAW, WAR, WAR), CPU pipeline etc.

    Interview Questions
    • CPU pipeline stages and a question related to specific scenarios involving data hazards.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    IT Project Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed for over 8 hours.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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