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Qualcomm Interview Questions in San Diego, CA

Updated Nov 9, 2014
Updated Nov 9, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 daysinterviewed at Qualcomm in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    This is supposed to be a great place to work? Employees have a cocky attitude overall. Interviewers gave the impression that I should have felt I was about to be admitted into heaven. Seemed overly concerned with where I got my degree - even though I've been working in the industry for over 15 years. Company is advertised as being open, laid back, and rewarding, but one wouldn't know it from the interview process!

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose to apply for this position at Qualcomm?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    See above.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASIC Wireless Modem Systems Engineer Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    An Indian guy called me on the phone. Asked me two questions about my resume and then two communications questions. Then he started math puzzles, he seemed extremely interested in math puzzles, after two math puzzles, he just wanted to continued with more math puzzles. I had to interrupt to ask him to give some more details about this job position. He was CLEARLY IRRITATED at my request (that he should ask job specific questions) and DISCONTINUED the interview. I subsequently got a normal REJECTION notice from Qualcomm HR.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Analog Designer Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    First, the bus takes a long time to schedule. Qualcomm is so big and you have to travel from one building to the other. The HR needs to schedule a bus to communicate.

    The interview was very difficult. I was asked to derive the conclusion of a Ph.D. thesis. And another guy asked me what is wrong for a emitter degenerated bipolar filter if the Gain of the bipolar is much lower than expected.

    Anyway, questions are kind of hard to prepare. I missed some easy questions too.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Design Engineer Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    The people setting up the interview were very nice and courteous. The interview was highly technical and concentrated on expert level questions. The posted job was not for a principal or senior level engineer, but they were obviously looking for someone with that kind of experience. The interviewer had a condescending attitude when you didn't know the answer and would not have been a good person to work for. Someone mentioned that the PhDs at Qualcomm look down on people who don't have one and my experience supports that claim.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Image Processing 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 a dayinterviewed at Qualcomm in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer asked about some detail in CV. Since the group belongs to R&D, he asked how QM coder works and can I use QM coder to encode the binary stream out from H.264 video file.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Windows Mobile Broadband Networking Driver Development 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 daysinterviewed at Qualcomm in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    basic C coding questions: byte size, range, xor, heap vs stack, memory leak, call function,static variables, pointer, ram vs harddisk, sorting algorithm,
    Operating system question: process, thread,register,ISR, interupt
    Coding: find out the missing number from 1-100

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer - LTE (C - Real-Time/Embedded) Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Qualcomm in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    After applying online through the website, I received an email to schedule phone interview's date and time. The interview took about 30 minutes and from the very beginning the guy asked for pen and paper. Then he started asking about my project on LTE network optimization, after that he asked about C programming 'data structures','stack' and also he asked about some programming logic. He didn't go through my resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Test Development Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Qualcomm in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Be thoroughly prepared. They will ask you everything about semiconductor device physics and all. Knowing programming languages will help. Answer what you are asked do not try to over impress the interviewer with irrelevant stuff. They pay you good salary and benefits hence they look for someone who is worth that. Even if 1 person does not like the candidate he/she will be rejected.

    Interview Questions
    • Since I am a technical guy the most difficult on for me is what are your strengths and weaknesses. I mentioned my technical strengths and weaknesses.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    joined full time from consulting - not much to discuss.
    most of the question are related to Networking and Wi-Fi
     asked basic programming concepts and extensive questions on previous projects

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Modem Systems 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 2+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    A phone interview that lasted 45 mins. The interview was on the basics of communication systems/DSP.

    I was then called for an onsite interview that lasted an entire day. Over 6 interviews were held and most questions were centered on fundamentals of Signal Processing/Communication with a minor focus on programming. A lot of questions were on my projects

    Interview Questions
    • I had a project on MIMO OFDM phase noise compensation. The question was how I could have implemented the same for a CDMA based system   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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