Qualcomm Staff Engineer Interview Questions

Updated May 6, 2014
Updated May 6, 2014
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Staff Engineer Interview

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

I applied online - interviewed at Qualcomm in November 2010.

Interview Details

Multiple people will take your interview one on one. It is grilling procedure and then they decide the outcome. If you are good only then you would get in

Interview Questions
  • Logical questions are difficult. Engineering questions are regular.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Staff Engineer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 months - interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Neutral
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Staff 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 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 Questions
    • Write detailed code on board to achieve certain purpose.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Some questions related to BJT are what I never expect.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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