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Helpful (8)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm.
Phone Interview. I got a mail from the recruiter asking if I was interested in their circuit design intern position. I replied promptly for the same and got 2 phone interviews setup for the same day. The interviews were set 5 hours apart.
- What are setup and hold times? Write a verilog code for D flip flop. Explain your standard cells library project. How does threshold voltage, interconnect resistance and capacitance vary wit temperature. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2015.
Technical Phone Interview. I was asked very detailed questions from my resume and how I implemented my projects. Went well and was told by the interviewer itself that he will recommend me for onsite interview. Got another email by the recruiter for second phone interview. I think they thought of taking another round of interview on phone itself. So had another round of phone interview. This position required skills in python and java (as told by the previous interviewer and that's what I knew in programming languages) but the interviewer had set of questions prepared for me in C. I told the interviewer that I might be at very beginner level in understanding C. So he started asking questions from my resume. Also the interviewer told me that he was from another team (not the one in which hiring was taking place) It was very unorganized interview (of course because the interviewer did not even bother to know my skill set and the skills required for job position).
- Very detailed questions from projects mentioned in my resume Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in March 2015.
The phone interview was almost all about the resume, so prepare it carefully. The onsite took 6 rounds, 1 with HR, 5 with technical stuff. The people are really nice, so don't be nervous. It took me 6 hours from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
- What's the difference between c and c++? key word virtuall Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm (Raleigh, NC) in March 2015.
Phone interview followed by on-site three weeks later. They were designing their own transaction protocol based on the AMBA AXI/ACE spec. I was fortunate to have studied the same for two months for directed research under a professor. I could tackle AXI questions. Interview went well. Didn't nail it but not too bad. Got a verbal offer three weeks later. Got the formal letter 1.5 weeks after the verbal. Few details: 1. Had interview with three panels consisting of 2-4 members each. 2. Questions on bus architecture, synthesis, protocols, verilog, and certain design problems. 3. 1 major design question by each panes, takes 15-20 mins to solve; related to logic design--flip-slops, decoders, etc.
Tried to negotiate, but they denied my request suggesting they have standard packages for New Graduates. However, the pay is higher than the industry standard so not a big issue.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Jose, CA) in March 2015.
Pretty good technical questions, mainly focused on technical aspect. I met sw folks who wrote algos, met design engineer , my manager , verification folks all took interview around 4:00 hour process.
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative Experience
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Qualcomm.
I had a telephone interview with the PHY verification manager. He was very rude. Called me 12 mins late and never mentioned about it. No sorry nothing. He was in a hurry from the begining. Asked me if I know DSP. That was his first question. I have not mentioned DSP any where in my resume. Then after 10 more mins of conversation he said HR would get back to me. Personally I would not like to work work under such a manager.
- Do u know DSP? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Jose, CA) in February 2015.
i got a call from the team at the time specified. They asked me questions about my academic projects and about the languages i know. I explained to them about my projects and towards the end i asked them what my role would be. They told me that it was related to testing.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in February 2015.
Give a talk about the research that I have done. Then several engineers ask questions about the research work and some basic questions on RFIC design. Even I don't know how to answer some of the questions, the interviewers will give some hints and guide me to answer them correctly.
- Do the matching of LNA on the Smith Chart. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2015.
Contacted recruiter, was emailed with an interview date and interviewed twice over the phone-- one more technical interview and then another HR interview. Was pretty straightforward and the interviewers were very nice and courteous. Overall I had a pretty good experience interviewing for Qualcomm.
- How to tell if a linked list has a loop? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in February 2015.
I was contacted by email early February and then interviewed the following week. The interview was over the phone for about 45 minutes. He was a very nice guy. He wants to see how you think about different problems plus some technical knowledge about the position you have applied for. The questions was deep into LTE. They replied to me in about 6 weeks.
- LTE, OFDM, synchronization Answer Question
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