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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm.
Put my application in through the qualcomm careers website. Got a quick response within a week. HR emailed me to give them suitable dates and times. I sent them my preferred slots for a phone interview, then next day HR replied with a selected time. The HR seemed very responsive and the interview was setup for the earliest possible date. The interviewer called me and started off with some basic review of my CV. I am in R&D, so a lot of questions and details about my projects, research. Then interview shifted to technical questions related to programming. One question was on software design, he asked me how I would go about developing a basic operating system/file system. I responded that you first define the objectives, get user/customer inputs. Define the structure, for example, you need a file system management module, display, user input, file editing etc. How would you tie these together (implement abstract classes to define API) etc. The interviewer basically wanted to see my thought process and how I approach this problem. Then I was asked to rate myself at C++, what were my weakness when it came the language etc. After about 45 minutes, the interviewer started talking about their projects and work. Gave me a chance to ask questions and possible start dates. Got a call for second interview, waiting on that. Update-> One month after first interview, I got the offer.
- The best way to sort a 1000 byte array (least complexity) 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Qualcomm.
Informal interview...Interviewed by 5 different managers. Asked for suggestions to resolve specific issues the teams were facing. I was surprised by a basic computer science question, asked by one of the managers. They were looking for problem solvers and thinkers. I was offered the job in a consulting role.
- I was asked to write the algorithm for sorting...unexpected since its typical software engineer question. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm.
One phone interview followed by an on-site interview. Five rounds. Expert from different fields asked me regarding my previous work. What kind of candidate they are looking for. Some technical questions regarding statics and dynamics. MEMS technology
- Details regarding ansys simulation Answer Question
- No Offer
Interview included two rounds on phone; first with an engineer and than manager. Just resume walkthrough and one programming question. It also included many behavioural questions. They asked about one project in detail and told me to talk throught the whole implementation.
- Which is your worst project and why? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Qualcomm.
I got on-campus interview which is supposed to be 45 m long. I heard some other candidates are asked some list, pointer kind questions or somewhat easy. I have not learned what he asked so took me more than 45 minutes. It turned out to be simple. The interviewer was really nice and tried his best to help me understand the problem and guide to the solution.
- Read value from a two 32 bit register which is consistently chainge 1 Answer
- Accepted Offer
Qualcomm is amazing when it comes to its hiring and interview process. They are extremely accommodating and the hiring team is very helpful and attentive. When I got my interview, they made sure to accommodate my schedule. My interviews were all phone interviews.
- How do you reverse a string in C Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm.
I was selected by my recruiter to interview with Qualcomm, with very little details. The interview was almost 100% technical, with little regard to what was already on my resume. Overall, it was a depressing experience: the questions were all trivia (no problem solving/whiteboarding), the interviewer didn't even tell me his name, and he smiled twice the entire forty five minutes.
- Various questions about data structures, C, C++. Answer Question
- No Offer
Went to the campus info session and gave the resume to the recruiter. Had a phone interview with the recruiter one week later. First went through the resume for about twenty minutes, and then had several tech questions. They were all in C and very basic.
- Basic questions about C Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (Austin, TX) in October 2014.
one phone with manager one phone with senior engr they need very specific skills and thus it is more or less telling description of your experience and projects. very honest and helpful with what is expected. too bad they do not send out results.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
Got phone interview request. Followe by 1:1 interview. Depends on what programming language you choose you get questions. I chose C. Here are the few questions Difference between inline function and Macro. What is pointer What is heap memory allocation and stack memory allocation? When do you get segmentation fault what is friend function
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