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Updated Aug 11, 2014
All Interviews Received Offers

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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Hardware Test Engineer Interview

Hardware Test Engineer
San Diego, CA

I applied online - interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2014.

Interview Details – Pro-Telephone Interview went well. I was asked about different items on my resume.

Con- Even though I had to big projects which would have really benefited the company I did not get an in-person interview. Should have known since the Interviewer seems like he didn't understand what I was saying.

Interview Question – C/C++ programming questions which weren't really hard.   View Answers (2)


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Web Applications Developer Interview

Web Applications Developer

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview with three team members. Mostly about your background, recent project and behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Have you ever feel not enough work to do in your previous working experience? How did you deal with this situation?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Engineer - Integration and Testing Interview

Engineer - Integration and Testing
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2013.

Interview Details – Five people interviewed me and asked questions about my resume and lab instruments and GPS technology.

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate well and took the engineer position after 4 years of full time experience. The recruiter told me she can mark the offer rejected and I got scared :) Don't accept anything without going back and forth atleast 2-3 times.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Modem Systems Test Engineer Interview

Modem Systems Test Engineer
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2011.

Interview Details – A phone interview that lasted 45 mins. The interview was on the basics of communication systems/DSP.

I was then called for an onsite interview that lasted an entire day. Over 6 interviews were held and most questions were centered on fundamentals of Signal Processing/Communication with a minor focus on programming. A lot of questions were on my projects

Interview Question – I had a project on MIMO OFDM phase noise compensation. The question was how I could have implemented the same for a CDMA based system   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Engineer Interview

Engineer
Raleigh, NC

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in July 2011.

Interview Details – 4-5 rounds targeting skills in Computer Architecture(Basic and Avanced), Verilog, System Verilog,C, C++, Perl programming skills, real-time design and verification questions, and also projects I did during my Masters

Interview Question – Was given a design and asked how would I verify it? What interesting test-cases I could think of?etc   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Multimedia Test Engineer Interview

Multimedia Test Engineer

Interviewed at Qualcomm

Interview Details – Interview was all around my resume and master's project.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Interim Engineering Intern Interview

Interim Engineering Intern

Interviewed at Qualcomm

Interview Details – 1 Programming task, 2 phone interviews

Interview Question – Most questions were based on multithreading and optimization.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Interim Engineering Intern Interview

Interim Engineering Intern
San Diego, CA

I interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2013.

Interview Details – 2 Telephonic interviews

Interview Question – Be good at whatever you have mentioned in your resume   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Contract Analyst Interview

Contract Analyst
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.

Interview Details – Phone Interview with 4 people at the same time, couldn't hear clearly some of the questions.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Manager, Business Development Interview

Manager, Business Development
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2010.

Interview Details – Meet with multiple executives from various disciplines. Engineering, business, finance. Pretty thorough process. Need a minimum education level (masters) to get into the door. Lots of PhDs hired as well. Multiple rounds for interviews to see about fit.

Interview Question – How to handle customers in a difficult situation.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Easy negotiation as they accepted all my demands. Push as hard as you can once you get an offer.

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