Qualcomm Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2015
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    EIP Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    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.

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    Analog Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Jose, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I finished my interview with a Phone interview from a manager. I uploaded my resume to a talent pool, got an email immediately. Next day, I had a screen phone call interview. The following day, I was kindly rejected as a candidate.

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    • I was mostly asked about my resume over the phone. The talk was not easy due to dialect and fast paced questions that were asked without specific details. Very hard communications. It seemed like they were in a rush to find someone who can do the job right away. I did not get any other interviews since I felt that they wanted someone that can design the product right away.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I had applied online for various positions and then I received an email to schedule for a phone interview. Phone interview was for about an hour with the questions targeted on my projects in my resume, Real Time Systems, OS, Embedded Systems, Bit Manipulation and Algorithms. They were all straightforward questions and was easy to answer. In next 4 days, I got a positive feedback and they scheduled an onsite interview in the next 10 days. On the Onsite interview day, I had 6 1:1 interviews, each for 45 minutes duration except the lunch interview was for 1hr. One of these rounds were HR, which was basic HR questions and straightforward. Among the 5 technical interviews, the common questions asked were on Deadlocks, Semaphores, Mutex Locks, Data Structures, Embedded Systems, few puzzles based on cracking the coding interview book. Questions asked: I was asked to write codes for Linkedlist, transpose of a matrix, etc. What are Deadlocks? How do you avoid it? What is Priority Inversion? How to avoid it? Questions on Structures, Unions. Volatile keyword Basic questions on WCDMA, GSM

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    • Find the least number of coins required that can make any change from 1 to 99 cents   Answer Question
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    Physical Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm (Raleigh, NC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Was very straight forward. easy rounds. Static Timing Analysis, Timing Closure. Synthesis, Clock Tree Synthesis, Floor planning, Place and Route, RTL and netlist synthesis. Questions based on projects, PERL, Clock Tree Distribution, Power and Ground area, Die area

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm in January 2015.

    Interview

    I had 2 Phone interviews for NJ R&D internship position. Both of them ask me about my PhD and Master projects, a few questions on my course work and then some technical questions. They also asked me 2 puzzles in the first interview. Each of the interviews last for 45 minutes.

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    • In how many ways you can go N steps with either 1 or 2 steps at a time!   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    I interviewed for an engineering position. Interview questions were fairly easy, some algorithm questions and some control questions. I never heard back from them after the interview. Overall, I thought the workplace seemed very dull, and people seemed low energy and not enthusiastic about their job.

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    • I got questions about my past experiences and some algorithm questions.   Answer Question
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    Staff Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    most of the interview was based on previous work projects experience and fit in team, however I was also asked general concepts of DSP/sampling theory/filter design/technical challenges in previous projects and how they were resolved,

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    Audio Signal Processing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Phone Interview, We fixed up a time and date, I interviewed with two people, both asking similar quesitons. They stuck to only one part of my resume, wasn't well versed on the basics of the one project they were interested in. Thus, didn't make it

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    RF Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I applied to a talent pool position (meaning that your profile is in the system and once there is an opening, hiring managers your profile in hand). So, I did not hear from them in months. Once there was a position available, they contacted me through e-mail to setup a phone interview with one of the hiring managers. Then after that, we proceeded for a second phone interview with another hiring manager. Both interviews were not too technical and went really well as far as I could tell. Next, I was awaiting for further instructions to move on the the next step (in person interview). To my surprise a week later they contacted me saying that: "while they were impressed with my background and qualifications, they regret that they will not be pursuing employment opportunities with me at the time". I sent an e-mail back asking for feedback (because I was really curious to know what I did wrong or where I could improve) and I never heard back from them. In all honesty, I know how hard it is to get into that company so I was happy to be considered for the position in the first place.

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