I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2013.
Interview Details – One phone interview, just asked some questions about resume and previous projects. 7 rounds for on-site interview, asked about Java, Database, C programming and basic algorithm, and scenario questions about testing. Database questions related to "group by", "having" etc. Math question include how to swap two numbers without using extra space. Scenario questions are those in which they describe some malfunction problem and let you analysis and figure out what might be wrong.
Interview Question – I have not reviewed database before the interview, so I have forgotten almost all the SQL language and thus this part becomes very difficult for me. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Qualcomm.
Interview Details – The interviews are good experience for me. I only had 2 phone interviews before got accepted by my team. All the phone interviews are mostly screening interviews and talking about previous experience. The interview quesitons are standard questions and focus on your skills in solving a problem.
I been interviews by my manager, the team leader and my mentor. They are good to talk with and they have lots of questions that enable you to express your skills in more detail.
Interview Question – Explain how would you implement a face detection application Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The result is being informed soon after the phone interviews and the company only give roughly 2 weeks for consideration.
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in October 2013.
Interview Details – I have been called for the interview after resume screening in Campus Career fair. I had two rounds of interview. First round is a software round, where I was tested in data structures like linked list, trees. There was a question on FSM design too. The Second round was a hardware round, where I was asked to draw synthesized hardware for a verilog program. Second question was to draw a timing diagram for a sequential circuit. Third question was to implement a 3 input nand gate using 2 to 1 mux.
Interview Question – Assume a directory tree with each child represent a directory inside the root directory, Write a program to calculate the total disk space for the root directory. Assume what ever you want. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in October 2013.
Interview Details – I've had about 50 minutes' phone interview.
The interviewer gave me information about the position for 5 minutes,
and asked me to freely introduce what I've done before for 5 minutes.
Then, technical questions continued for 40 minutes.
Starting from system-level conceptual questions,
the interviewer asked about details of CMOS circuits.
Interview Question – MOS Transistor level quizzes.
About nonlinear charge injection, opamp's gain error, etc.
Basics are always important. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2013.
Interview Details – After a short phone interview, I was invited to onsite interview
Interview Question – Give me some C source codes, ask me to find the bug inside this code. Mostly focus on my previous research and projects. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in October 2011.
Interview Details – One phone screen interview, one full-day of on-site interview, and offer
Interview Question – Unexpected questions of analog circuit. opening was for Digital custom circuit design Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2013.
Interview Details – I had 6 interviews. 1 Supervisor, 1 Lead, 1 Manager, 1 Hiring Manager, 2 Engineer
Supervisor: Asked me some questions based on my resume and asked me about my background. He asked me about my past jobs, also how I deal with certain situations. What does quality mean to you? How do you deal with an angry customer? Do you know what Qualcomm does? Draw an NPN and PNP transistor on the white board. Write a letter to an engineer stating that you can not continue a test due to technical difficulties. Basically giving me a background about Qualcomm and telling me what my job will be like if i were to get hired.
Hiring Manager: Asked me technical questions. What is a transistor? Solve the total voltage in this circuit? Solve total current? What is the x and y axis of a spectrum analyzer? What is x and y of an O-scope? How do NPN and PNP transistors work? If i were to go in a Microsoft store, which computer would i choose and what would i look for?
Lead: Telling me what position will be like. He had also mentioned that if they didnt like me, i wouldnt be having an interview with him, which is a good sign. Gave me a trick question.. "Follow direction correctly.. Read Instructions first". It had a sequence of directions like "put the red ball in cup 1, then transfer it to cup 2 etc. In the end, it said do nothing with the cups and ball and let the Lead know you are done. I had passed this trick test. Lead just wants to make sure you follow directions correctly.
Engineer: A bit intimidating. Asked me to draw an schematic for an FM radio transmitter since I had put it on my resume that i had built one. However, I dont remember on top of my head so he went on on telling me that i NEED to know that. Also had asked me if i had installed drivers before or built a computer. He said i NEED to know how and it is a must. He was pushing me a bit to know my limits.
Engineer and Manager: Asked me why I chose Qualcomm? What got me into engineering?What do i do on my extra time? Am i familiar with Excel and Microsoft? Do i know how to code? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Interview Question – Draw an FM Transmitter Schematic on the white board View Answer
Negotiation Details – Take the position at Qualcomm if offered. One of the best places to work at.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm.
Interview Details – Starts with a phone interview followed by an onsite interview. Interview is neither complex nor easy. Mainly fundamental Digital Design Questions
Interview Question – I got lot of questions on async designs. Was surprised since was a new grad when I interviewed at Qualcomm, however were not that diffcult to answer. Was surprised there was very little focus on Architecture related questions as compared to other semiconductor companies I have interviewed in the past. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, took the offer as I thought it was competitive.
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