Qualcomm Interview Questions in San Diego, CA

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Began with a phone screen interview which was all technical for about 45 mins to an hour. Called for on-site interview with 5-6 rounds. My first interviewer did not show up on time and the whole interview process was delayed by an hour and half. All the interviews after that were standard. But the interviewers were thoroughly unprofessional. They almost seemed disinterested in taking my interview and were making faces. Looking at their computer screen while hearing my answers and asking me questions.

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected questions as such. I was asked a questions on details of MP3 format which were a little difficult.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer from another company. Also, I was very unimpressed with the team in general and the whole interview process. If they cant even conduct an interview properly, I can only imagine the quality of work they might be doing.

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    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

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Approached through staffing agency. Scheduled phone interview within a week. Initial technical phone screening. Then scheduled for 4-5 rounds of 1:1 interview. Interviewer were all team members with experience of 4-5 years.

    Interview Questions

    • All related to job experience. Coding questions. technology specific questions. Asked about academic projects, internship experience on resume.   Answer Question
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    CR&D LTE Research Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    The process consisted of 2 rounds,a screening and a technical round. The screening process was fairly simple,general discussion about background, such as tell em abut yourself. The interviewer discussed about the company in detail, and the responsibilities in this position. The next round was technical, fundamental questions in digital communications, MIMO, channel coding, diversity, modulation

    Interview Questions

    • Very conceptual questions such as why source coding before channel coding?   Answer Question
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    Low Power Design Implementation Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    They were extremely organized with respect to the interview process and everyone on the team was very nice and respectful. Asked basic questions on digital design as well as some advanced topics. Interview was very long and tedious with 8 people asking questions back to back. Even if you dont know the answer, try your hardest and let the interviewer know your thought process.

    Interview Questions

    • One interviewer gave a puzzle to solve, which was actually kind of fun.   Answer Question
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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with human resources coordinator 2 phone interviews with hiring manager In-person interview with a staffing specialist to begin the on-site interview process In-person interview (panel style with 4 directors, 1 manager, 1 VP); lasted 1 hour; informal in nature

    Interview Questions

    • Started inview asking if I had any questions Pop-psychology questions were strange   Answer Question
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    Contract Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Phone Interview with 4 people at the same time, couldn't hear clearly some of the questions.

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    Hardware Test Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Pro-Telephone Interview went well. I was asked about different items on my resume. Con- Even though I had to big projects which would have really benefited the company I did not get an in-person interview. Should have known since the Interviewer seems like he didn't understand what I was saying.

    Interview Questions

    • C/C++ programming questions which weren't really hard.   2 Answers
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    7 interviews with people from all levels 3 departments Question level from informal chit-chat to very in depth technical

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Neutral

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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    I interviewed with 6 people; one of them took me out to lunch. Each interview was 45 minutes to an hour long. Interesting questions and great people. HR was bad - it took a very long time to hear back from them. I had other offers in hand so I had to continually reach out to them for feedback. They got back to me at the last minute with an offer. When I started the job, I was informed that I had been placed in a different role than the one I had interviewed for - I was not consulted on this change in role. I thought that this was very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • A question about flip-flops - I was interviewing for an analog position so this was unexpected but I worked through the problem.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation allowed for a fresh graduate is what I was told. When I joined, I found out that this was not true and that I was very underpaid.

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