I applied online and interviewed at Qualcomm.
Interview Details – Reached me via email after applied on website. Took one week to make the phone interview arrangement. I was interviewed by a lady, she asked me several questions about the projects I did in internship and in lab. I was expecting some basic questions so that I didn't prepare too much about the projects, however she was asking a lot of details and none of them is related to any basic knowledge points or concepts. I answered most of the questions but got stuck on a few as well. The interview lasted for 1 hr. I thought I could get an on site but it turned out not. Official inform arrived through email after one week of the interview.
Interview Question – Some questions about the architecture of receiver system, like why nowadays passive mixer is preferred than active one. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in October 2013.
Interview Details – One phone interview:
what is qpsk/ offset qpsk?
what are channel coding and source coding?
Two signals transmitting form same antenna at same power, which will have better range.. 1800 or 1900?
What is rf wave propogation, free question, explain whatever you know!
what is OFDMA? how it is different from CDMA?
Communication circuit block diagram, source to antenna..
Interview Question – what is fast fading and slow fading? Answer Question
Interviewed at Qualcomm
Interview Details – you get a 1 hour phone interview first. if you pass you will be invited for the onsite job interview which is 8 hours with 8 different people. everyone should say "yes" for you to be approved. the questions can be very hard or simple, you have to be prepared for it.
Interview Question – Yes you can have unpredictable questions. But they usually made sense for my position and I could answer all of them :D Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2012.
Interview Details – Intitial review interview, and then a telephonoic technical interview.
After that I was flown to SanDiego for 8 1 hour interviews in one day which was exhaustive, and it wasnt really nice.
Interview Question – I was interviewed on Embedded systems for an hour inspite of not having that background. Answer Question
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2012.
Interview Details – I had one on campus interview and one phone interview. In both the interviewers asked about my resume and my experience. Then the technical questions were more on algorithm design ( finding a substring in another string) and concepts of TCP/IP. In phone interview, the interviewer asked about C++ OOD concepts. Also some concepts from OS.
Interview Question – Not very difficult question. But since I had not reviewed OS very well, I did not know about priority inversion. Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Qualcomm.
Interview Details – one round of phone interview followed by 5 rounds of onsite interview.
Phone interview was basic digital comm questions. In onsite interview, 1st round was about my work ex, second round was on resume and random processes, third and fourth interview was on digital comm completley, fifth was gen talk - not much questions asked
Interview Question – in 2nd interview, most questions were on random processes which i did not expect. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Qualcomm.
Interview Details – Applied for job through online posting. Got a call after 2 years (I was very surprised). Had a quick phone interview after an e-mail exchange with a HR representative. After which they invited me over to San Diego. The interview was intense. There was one employee who came in with a severe back problem. And when I asked him, he mentioned that he was very stressed with the work.
Interview Question – What salary are you expecting? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in August 2013.
Interview Details – Lots of basic analog questions. Just get through them trying to analyze these. You may not be able to answer all of them but should be thinking in the right direction. Questions start from single transistor circuits to more complicated system level scenarios. They want you to answer most questions intuitively without detailed calculations.
Interview Question – Questions about system stability without actual pole zero analysis, and give intuitive justification. Answer Question
I applied in-person - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2010.
Interview Details – I was interviewing a compiler engineer position, so all questions were about compiler and C++ programming. One question about compiler is: How many kinds of code redundancy can you think of? How to remove these kinds of redundancy?
Interview Question – There was no difficult or unexpected question. Answer Question
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