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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in October 2014.
The interview process was fairly simple as the company was in a direct need to fill this position. I was asked a few basic questions to make sure I knew what I was talking about and then before the interview was done I was offered the position. at first I turned them down due to the contract being to short but they called back a few days later and offered me a chance to have an extended contract after a second interview. Second interview was a bit tougher but if you know what you are talking about all answers should be strait forward. nothing out of the ordinary as both of them were basically technical in nature.
- Describe to me the process that you take when you are given a fresh piece of layout. 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in October 2014.
One HR meeting followed by five technical interviews. All wonderful people. Tech questions mostly consists of low level concepts and algorithms. It's a long process as takes the whole day, try to remain focused and not let your mind slip.
- Typical algorithm questions and some brain teasers Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in September 2014.
Interview was planned in systematic manner. Three dates were given as choice for personal interview. Total of 6 interviews in a day including 1 HR personnel and remaining team.
- How would you design your own synthesis tool ? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in September 2014.
phone interview: interviewed with a few people from the team that were hiring; onsite interview: talked to 7 people in total, including the analyst, manger, director and VP. I had the phone interview in the morning, and then confirmed for the onsite the afternoon. The onsite took about 5 hours, including lunch.
- why do you want to work at Qualcomm? 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).
I had phone interviews with two different managers, both lasted about an hour. Phone interview was based on my PhD thesis, basic compiler theory and basic C++. Then I was called for an on-site interview at San Diego. I had to give a talk in front of the interview panel. Then I met 5 managers, including 1 lunch interview. Finally met the HR which was just about overall experience, expected salary etc. The 1:1 interviews were mixed. They did not look very prepared or organized. I had to switch between rooms for one 1:1. One interviewer seemed bored and uninterested, working on other stuff while I was answering questions. He/she also assumed I am from a specific country which I am not. This interviewer looked very unprofessional to me. The lunch interviews are awkward and IMHO a bad idea. My final two went exceptionally well. The director was nice and encouraging. But I got no offer at the end, which was expected given the majority of my interviews were not great.
- How llvm generates induction variable Answer Question
Helpful (9)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).
The Interviews were not easy, not difficult. Some standard programming questions like DFS, BFS, etc. If you have prepared for other companies, this one will be an easy pass. I think the most problematic part of the interview process was the salary negotiation. I had a good offer from their competitors and the team was not even close to that figure. They didn't increase a single $ after me informing them about the salary figures. I was very interested in their work, but they gave me such a bad offer which I couldn't accept in any case. Also, I think the overall company is gone weird especially the HR. I submitted a reimbursement and 3 months later they send me a check with $50 deducted explaining no reason. The interview reimbursement was within the range that they told me and was < $200 for three days of interview. The HR has lost its way. I am sure others will face the same after they get an offer. I would rate the entire process as very poor.
- Nothing much. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Compensation was bad.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in July 2014.
Applied through a recruiter. The on-site interview took around 8 hours. Most of the questions revolved around aspects of the C programming language. Also, security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel.
- Find a security with a Linux kernel function. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in July 2014.
Very good process. I was supposed to work as a contractor for Qualcomm. The hiring manager from Qualcomm directly called me to set up an interview. I was a referral candidate too. @ hours telephonic interview and I was extended the offer letter
- Very silly questions like : What are the storage classes in C ? They asked OS related stuff, and a bit about Linked lists. Rest all questions were related to C, Data Structures and projects from my resume. Make sure you know your resume well. I had taken up Wireless Communications in my 2nd semester and was asked questions on that like : What did youlearn ? Explain in brief..etc.. Answer Question
I went thru a Qualcomm approved vendor. Negotiated my salary from $32/hour to $35 / hour.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7+ weeks – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).
Got interview chance from internal referral. The entire process (from phone interview to onsite interview, and then got offer) takes about 1.5 month. One phone interview, and one onsite interview with 7 interviewers (6 technical interviewers and 1 HR).
- How would you design an elevator system. Follow up, is there any problems (from a embedded system point of view) you should prevent and how will you prevent it in your design. 1 Answer
Helpful (5)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in June 2014.
I was contacted by email and set up a phone interview a few days later. I spoke briefly with the hiring manager about my past experience then he began to ask technical questions. The questions related to object oriented programming despite that the job description did not ask for that skill and my resume did not say I had it. I don't really understand why they contacted me and I assume there must be some miscommunication between HR and the hiring manager. I was quite disappointed by the experience as I had previously thought highly of the idea of working for Qualcomm.
- When would you use a class in object oriented programming? Answer Question
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