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Contract Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
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.
Manager, Business Development Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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.
Analog Circuit Verification Intern (Graduate Level) Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2014.
Interview Details – The entire process took around three weeks. Applied through a referral. Was scheduled for two phone interviews on the same day. Was asked about a detailed description of the projects listed in resume that were relevant to the field of application. For every project , I was asked to explain about the testbench used, the input and design specifications, some issues that came up and how they were solved. General technical questions were asked only based on the project areas , so it is important to know the fundamentals of the project listed in the resume inside out. Non technical questions included general aspects like whether I have collaborated with big teams, what my specific areas of interest are and where my passion lies.
Interview Question – Analog Circuits : Since I had some project work in PLLs I was asked where exactly a flipflop or a delay element should be added in the PLL loop, to resolve a glitch or to ensure that the PLL locks.
Device Physics : How does mobility of electrons/holes vary with gate voltage in a MOSFET Answer Question
Modem Firmware Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2013.
Interview Details – First had a phone interview where I was invited to an onsite interview. There were 5 interviews in person with a lunch. Mostly asking about coding and brain teaser problem solving. There was also an interview with HR about desired salary. Didn't hear back from HR for over 2 weeks and had to contact them myself.
Interview Question – Everything about coding: structs, definitions, bit-wize, optimization Answer Question
Mobile Software Tester Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.
Interview Details – It was 35 mins interview. Asked about the resume , and then some technical question
Interview Question – asked about the wireless and voip protocol questions. Answer Question
Staff Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Qualcomm.
Interview Details – 7 interviews with people from all levels
Question level from informal chit-chat to very in depth technical
Interview Question – some questions were out of expertise area. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Neutral
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