I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in July 2011.
Interview Details – I have applied online and received a call from HR in 5 days. Then a phone interview was scheduled within a week and after clearing it, an onsite was scheduled after 3 weeks.
Phone Interview Questions :
Brief me about your resume
Explain Thesis project
Basic OS concepts like concurrency, IPC
Onsite Interview :
Work Experience projects
Basic C and C++ : strings, virtual functions
Power related Embedded concepts
People were understandable and encouraging .....
Interview Question – Questions were described above .... Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2009.
Interview Details – The questions were all technical related to C and data structures. embedded systems and RTOS
Negotiation Details – There was no scope for negotiation
The process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2011.
Interview Details – I applied this job on their website, and got the phone interview invitation two weeks later. The HR let me choose the date that I'm available, and set up the interview and reply to me quickly.
The interviewer is an senior engineer, she wanted me to explain one of the project I mention in my resume, and ask me some implementation detail. And then she wanted me to talk about my understanding about CDMA. I think i was doing ok so far. And then she asked me what programming language I am good at. I'm good at C only, but her team prefer someone is proficient in higher level language.
Later she explained what her team is working to me, and what she is responsible in the team. Finally she asked me the software development cycle, which I wasn't able to answer correctly.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2011.
Interview Details – I first got a call for a phone interview with a manager of the team. It was a one hour long interview and consisted of questions about pointers, page faults, memory leak, CPU cycles. I was asked to write a string concatenation function and a string comparison function without using the built in functions. Then as required for the position he asked me a lot of questions about 3D computer graphics. Then I was also asked simple concepts in C++ like copy constructor, deep copy, shallow copy and so on. If your basic concepts of CS are clear you can go through this interview. Then I was scheduled for a second phone interview. This interview was more Computer Graphics oriented. The interviewer emailed me two textured images and asked lots of questions on them. Then he asked me more position oriented questions like define benchmarks for the game you are playing on your smartphone. This interview was more technical than the first one and drilled through all the concepts required for the position. Then I got a call for an on-site interview which mainly consisted of my past experience. I was asked to write a code to find the most frequent character in a string. Overall it was a very good experience interviewing with Qualcomm. The interview process was very specific.
Interview Question – Based on the texture images I just emailed you, what do you think must have gone wrong? How would you fix it? Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2008.
Interview Details – first a phone interview; if you clear that you are called for a day long one on one interview where you will be interviewing with the team members you will be working with
Interview Question – how to swap big endian and little endian? View Answers (4)
Negotiation Details – Just ask for more money and more bonus with HR before accepting the offer.
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2010.
Interview Details – Got a call from HR within a month fro when I posted the resume on their website. Initially there was a phone screen interview from one ofbtheir directors. A week passed before HR contacted for an onsite interview. That consisted of 5 interviews plus one with HR at the end of the day.
Negotiation Details – Not much room to negotiate given the job market and qualcomm's position in the cellphone market.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in December 2009.
Interview Details – After applying online I was contacted by the hiring manager for a phone interview.Phone interview consisted of questions related to my previous work experience,basic C questions and OS related questions.They got back to me in a weeks time and scheduled an onsite interview.In the onsite interview I was asked C programming questions.They showed me pieces of C code and asked me to figure out the problems with it.Asked me platform related questions, endianness,OS concepts like mutual exclusion,etc. I found some of the interviewers to be less than engaged in the interview process.
Interview Question – How would you implement dynamic memory allocation without using malloc? View Answer
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online, got a phone interview, and then was offered a chance to interview in person. I live close to San Diego so I drove my own car in the night before. They paid for a hotel that was very close to where I was suppose to meet my HR rep. I met the HR rep at 11AM, she gave me an overview of the company. Then I drove my car to the next stage of the interview process (I was offered a shuttle, but I didn't want it). This is where the real interview began. I had lunch with a software engineer, we talked about the company and he had a few softball questions for me. The next three interviewers appeared to be software engineers chosen at random. (At least to me.) I meet with them one at a time. Some asked good questions, some were not so good at interviewing. It was all that standard stuff. Then I meet with the final interviewer. He was very experienced in interviewing and asked lots of very pointed questions. After it was over they said they'd get back to me in a week or two either way.
Interview Question – Shuffle a deck of cards View Answers (2)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2010.
Interview Details – Applied online and was contacted by a staffing coordinator. The interviewer was good and encouraging. Asked Qs in c++, c and some concepts from networking and some previous project related Qs from resume. There were 3 to 4 Qs for which algorithm or verbal solution was expected:
1] reversing a string
2] multiply a number with 7 without using * or + operators
3] finding a loop at the end of single linked list
the experience was good and waiting for the result...
Interview Question – C++ Qs : virtual functions and function overloading View Answers (2)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in January 2010.
Interview Details – Submitted my resume through my University's online recruiting system. Received a call a couple months later to participate in their Destination Q recruiting event. Interview consisted of three interviews. One was on Operating Systems, another C programming concepts, and the last one was general problem solving and critical thinking. The interviews were fairly easy for the most part and the interviewers really nice. I was surprised because I was expecting much more difficult interviews.
Interview Question – If you have a variable i decalred as "int i" that gets incremented in an interrupt handler, how would the graph look as a function of time and the value of i? View Answers (2)
Reason for Declining – I did not like that the interviews were entirely technical. It felt like I was just a number to them instead of a person. The HR people also seemed kind of stuck on themselves. Qualcomm is a good company, but the work didn't sound as interesting as my other offer and their offer was not nearly as competitive salary wise with such a high cost of living in San Diego.
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