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Qualcomm Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2017
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    I had an in person interview at my college. It took about an hour at most and was with one employee. I heard back about 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked two technical questions. Both were coding and done in two different languages, Java and C.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Low Power Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    1 Phone call, followed by onsite interview.
    Interview process is time consuming, questions are fairly simple and basic and associates are not responsive to emails and no refund provided for travel yet.
    Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • Phone interview: Questions based on resume, followed by low power design questions:
      1. How can you reduce power on chip?
      2. Dynamic Power, Leakage power?
      3. Types of circuits required to implement low power design-level shifters/isolations cells etc.
      4.Questions on In rush current.

      Onsite interview:
      1-1 interviews each 1 hour long from 9:30am -5:00pm
      Initially, questions on the resume.
      1. Basic Computer Architecture questions.
      2. IR Drop reduction on chip using Redhawk
      3. Setup and hold time issues and solutions.
      4. Primetime timing report interpretation
      5. Steps in Design compiler, primetime, ICC, Redhawk
      6. Low power design questions and how to implement low power design.
      7. Ways to reduce dynamic and leakage power.
      8. Basic scripting questions on TCL.
      9. Mosfet operation and diagram of the different types of leakage currents.
      10. Everything on the resume in detail and job description dependent questions.  
      Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied through their career website, got a response within a week for a phone interview. Phone interview was a lot focused on my resume, about the project​ and technologies I worked with. Within 10 days I got an on-site interview invitation. I interviewed with 6 different people, 3 engineers, 2 manager and 1 HR. I prepared using Glassdoor and studied over things mentioned in requirements. It was really good experience, everyone was really cool and that helped me to not freaking out as I'm usually nervous.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about my projects, some programming which you should be able to do if you are working on competitive coding.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Linux Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    Questions on Operating systems, System call process, interrupt handling, kernel synchronization - spinlock implementation, How is security implemented, user space and kernel space address modes, virtual memory, device driver structure, what is difference between dynamic linking and static linking in linux kernel, do processes share address space

    Interview Questions

    • Where would I find the address of a device driver linked dynamically   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Verification Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    Had a 20 minute phone conversation with the hiring manager after which I was asked to be onsite. I was referred to by a friend so my interview was actually very brief. It seems if you are referred then this is the case usually.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself? Give me one challenging project you worked on?
      describe one conflict you had in your research? how did you solve it?
      Technical questions on electronics, software language (C++) followed by personality based questions  
      Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    had a telephone screen interview, basic technical questions, no specific about the open job. asked about work history, previous project, and few basic embedded system programming questions, like C language, interrupt handling etc

    Interview Questions

    • tell me about yourself.
      what's a interrupt in embedded system?
      How do you handle it?  
      Answer Question

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Financial Rotational Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    It was a relaxed interview over the phone. We had exchanged emails prior to the interview to set up a time and it lasted no longer than 25 minutes. Most of the interview was about my coursework and how I work on group projects, as well as what type of person I am.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you have had to work on a group project, what were the challenges you faced and how did you handle them?

      Walk me through your resume.  
      Answer Question
  8.  

    Audio Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm in April 2017.

    Interview

    Email from the recruiter ,Phone Interview with staff Engineer and Phone Interview with Principal Engineer and finally a reject. A long process overall which took more than 2 and half months. Had already lost hope after the first intervies

    Interview Questions

    • Signal Processing, Adaptive Signal Processing, Linear Phase Filtering, Sampling Rate Conversion, Convolution and Sampling in Fourier/ Frequency Domain, Kalman Filter   Answer Question

  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online in the careers section of the company. Got an invitation for phone interview. I was asked to solve programming questions in C/C++. Later, i got invite to attend the onsite interview. Overall i had a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Ist round involved C/C++ simple programming questions. Second round on multi threading and assembly program. Other rounds focused on designing related questions.   Answer Question

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    Systems Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied through referral. Got a phone interview scheduled quickly. After clearing the phone interview within next few days, I received an invite for an onsite interview to meet with the hiring manager/director and the team. The onsite interview was structured into separate 4 rounds of 1:1 discussions about current work profile/experience primarily followed by final HR round. Next day got a confirmation about potential offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Name 1 project where u met with failure and how you handled it and name 1 project experience where you excelled. Was asked about what value am I going to bring to Qualcomm with my experience outside. Was asked a few questions on supply chain/manufacturing flow in my current project work. after 3 rounds of interviews, 4th interview was a bit relaxed where the hiring manager took me out to a nearby lunch place. Overall very positive experience of being interviewed at Qualcomm.   Answer Question

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