I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Qualcomm in March 2013.
Interview Details – The Qualcomm interview process I encounters was straight forward. I was luck that my phone screen was done by my eventual supervisor. Remembering some of the weak spots in the phone screen I brushed up on things for the interview and things went smoothly.
The hiring process was nicely automated. The job offer is given and accepted over email/internet. You fill out what usually are paper forms on-line. All those voluminous non-disclosure agreements, non-compete and what-you-produce-belongs-to-us forms are also done on-line. This does give you the chance to cut paste the text and enlarge it to a reasonable size so you can actually read it.
Suggestion: If you have any intellectual property, have it clear
Interview Question – Given the following: You have a product that is built each day in a large and long build. The product has thousands of components, may of which are updated on a daily basis.
Given that the build times can be long, what is a fast way to narrow down to the problem components quickly. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They gave me what I asked for.
Note that I asked for what a recent IEEE salary survey listed for my experience level.
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Qualcomm in January 2009.
Interview Details – hiring process was great. A total of 6 people interviewed each for a period of 45min to an hour.
Interview Question – embedded software development questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Qualcomm in June 2012.
Interview Details – It was very easy to apply for different positions at different locations. The callback happened very quickly after the application. An initial phone screen was conducted with detailed questions. Met and interviewed with several staff members and the questions were technical and challenging.
Interview Question – Describe major issues seen with Bisted memories and how to detect/avoid these issues. View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – negotiator asked what my current salary, bonuses, benefits, and vacation time were. They exceeded those values.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in November 2012.
Interview Details – I got interviewed by five people. 2 of them were very technical and detail. 3 of them were asking general questions about my past experiences.
Interview Question – Write detailed code on board to achieve certain purpose. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2010.
Interview Details – 1 hr interview. Questions on the subject of RTOS, Data Structures and C++ logic programming. There were 2 questions towards the end of the interview where I was asked to code and read it out
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Qualcomm in February 2012.
Interview Details – I had a F2F meeting with 8 interview team members from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. All of them were very nice and kindly, but they looks a little busy due to their work. Most of questions were based on fundamentals in semiconductor device physics and fabrication issue as well as my PhD research works.
Interview Question – Some questions related to BJT are what I never expect. View Answer
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