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Qualcomm Interview Questions in San Diego, CA

Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview. Selected onsite three days later. Went onsite with 6 people including HR. Questions are not so difficult. But didn't get the offer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Low-level Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Qualcomm in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. phone: 2 round phone screens from 2 teams, each last about 50 minutes. About resume and OS problems.

    2. onsite: 5 round. Much knowledge in OS, RTOS, C and coding.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Initial HR Phone interview followed by a quick manager phone call (if I am correct).
    Then was flown down to San Diego for on-site. In the process was interviewed and considered for 2 different positions. Had 4 interviews on-site including with the HR. Lunch was included.The process was well organized both on the phone. All arrangements we were well handled. Excellent interview arrangements and treatment of candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly common behavioural questions on how you handle situations   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    One Morning Quallcomm HR emailed stating they have a internship requirement for Spring 2013. Then scheduled 2 back to back phone interviews. Each of the phone interviews were 1 hour each. Both the interviewers asked a lot about resume, memory management in C, dynamic allocation, static keyword. Bits and Bytes.

    Interview Questions
    • Conversion from String to Integer, Fibonacci Series, No of bits set in a number., How to find if a number is power of 2, 4 ,8...   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    It is difficult to break into the hiring process at Qualcomm because so many people apply. The best ways to improve your chance of getting hired: try to get an internship while you are still in college. They offer many opportunities for engineering interns, and the experience will help you no matter where you go after college. If not a new grad, be sure the key words in your resume are the right kind for the job you want. Prepare extremely well for the interview process. You will likely talk to 6 to 8 people, and will likely be called back for another round before being hired. Because it is a large company with many positions hiring, the process is cumbersome and can take far longer than you think it should. Do your best to get business cards or at least the full names of the people who speak with you. Send thank you notes after the interview, by paper or email, and it is OK to inquire a week or two later to the HR representative about how the process is going. You can also ask where they are in the process while you are interviewing. You will interview with people from more than one department, and will get technical questions and experience/personality questions. If you are an electrical engineer, you should be able to describe basic circuits, and may get some very in depth questions, so brush up on what you should know as an engineer in your field! Learn something about Qualcomm technology so that you can ask good questions. Any engineering interviewee will get some technical probing. Know as much as possible about what Qualcomm does, how CDMA works, what kinds of technologies are used to make Qualcomm products and where Qualcomm products are used. If you have some work experience already, emphasize what you have accomplished and what your role was in different projects at your current or previous jobs. You want to sound like someone who can be cooperative, creative, hard-working, take initiative, have good judgement, solve problems, keep company goals in mind, etc. Think about how to describe how you have done these things in detail before you go for the interview. Some people at Qualcomm are very detailed interviewers with lots of interviewing experience, so expect it and be prepared. You will not likely be given a personality test, drug test, or IQ test of any kind.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult questions will be probing of previous experiences and where you have shown leadership. This is a company that wants to hire leaders at every level. Know what you will say when asked what your areas of least and greatest strength are. The best type of weakness or least strength can be something that is actually a strength, it depends how you word it :) For example, "I don't have patience sometimes when people say they will do something and then they don't do it." Your are saying impatience is a weakness, but really you are showing that you are the type of person who does what he says he will do and expects the same from others.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not a huge amount of negotiation possible, but a few thousand can be gotten.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Hardware Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through a web job post. Took several weeks before I received a response from HR. Got a call from hiring manager to setup a phone interview. Interview went well and was asked to come to San Diego for onsite interview. Onsite interview also went well and was given an offer a few days afterwards. I was unable to accpet the job since I had already accepted another offer from a different company.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    two phone call interviews and followed by an onsite.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    High Speed Characterization Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Qualcomm in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got the phone screen through employee referral. Didn't go for onsite as i accepted another offer.

    Interview Questions
    • > When does a metal become a transmission line; answer is t rise > 6 Tdelay
      > given values of transmission line impedance, driver impedance and load impedance was asked to calculate reflection co-efficients at source and load, transmission co-efficient
      > what happens if source/ load impedances are not matched with transmission line impedance
      > how to reduce ringing
      > explain cross talk with a given scenario and ways to reduce it; both due to inductance and cap
      > ground bounce; how will you reduce it
      > inverter sizing; why do we size in that fashion
      > verilog behavioral and non-behavioral and what is the hw implemented in each case
      > implement a counter counting upto 10 in verilog
      > from resume; explain about the PLL that you have designed
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Modem Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had a telephonic interview. Then onsite for 6 rounds. The questions were from the resume.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was more on the physical layer. LTE and other stuffs   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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