Qualcomm Interview Questions | Glassdoor

Qualcomm Interview Questions

Updated Aug 16, 2017
1,727 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
62%
24%
12%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
54%
17%
13%
8
3
1
1

Difficulty

3.1
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty
  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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

  4.  

    Design Verification 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 through online qualcomm career portal and got an email 2 weeks later from HR,saying a staff engineer will call me for a phone technical interview.The phone interview was based on resume and lot of basic Systemverilog(writing assertion and constraints for different stimulus )/Verilog/Digital logic design questions.A week later received another email saying that I was selected for an onsite interview ( scheduled 2 weeks later).At onsite I had six (45-60 min each) one-on-one interviews with staff engineers .They said that result will be emailed two weeks later.

    Interview Questions

    • 1)Should be ready to write some logics (C/Verilog/System Verilog) on the spot .
      2)Blocking and Non-Blocking.
      3)Fork/join types and applications.
      4)Test bench architecture blocks.(asked to write a generalized code to implement gen and
            bfm).   1 Answer

  5.  

    Senior Systems Engineer Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    They contacted me two months after I applied online. The first interview was technical which I easily passed. Then I went onsite to give a talk and for further interviews. I did great in the interview and two weeks later I got an email from the HR that I passed the interview and got a pending offer. We even discussed numbers. The HR then stopped responding to my emails. I finally chatted with hiring manager and it turned out that they had given offer to multiple people. Very unprofessional. Qualcomm is taking its path down to a 3rd tier company.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked general math, signal processing, and machine learning questions.   Answer Question

  6.  

    Embedded Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm (Boulder, CO) in April 2017.

    Interview

    There was a phone screen before the onsite interview.
    In the phone screen, the interviewer asked a lot of questions about Embedded C, and gave me a link list question to write.
    The phone screen was almost 6 hours long.

    On the contrary, there was no link list questions asked, which was a bit shocking. There was also a lunch with manager, which is not evaluated, where the manager talks about the company and position.
    There is also an HR, where HR tells you about the feedback from the previous interviewers.

    Interview Questions


  7.  

    Software Engineer(Internship) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Qualcomm (Austin, TX) in April 2017.

    Interview

    One in person interview. Contacted through school recruiting system. About 45 minutes? All questions from CTCI with a San Diego Engineer. Very nice. Talked about resume for a bit and then coding questions after.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    At first a HR contacted me to learn some background about me. Then she scheduled me 1 phone interview, followed by an onsite interview. Onsite interview was composed of 4 technical interviews and 1 lunch interview. Interviewers are very nice, they ask some questions about C coding and DSP.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    Phone interview following an employee referral. They only test your knowledge not your skills or thinking process. It was a 45 min interview with only 10 min asking about my research.

    Interview Questions

    • How negative numbers are stored and how to calculate the 2's compliment   Answer Question

  10.  

    Business Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    After a 3 month process I was via phone verbally extended offer of employment and was told by my hiring manager that HR would be calling me to discuss details within one week. After two weeks without feedback, I contacted hiring manager via email. Manager's email response "HR and I will call you tomorrow to discuss". That was 6+ weeks ago. Over 6 week span, on weekly intervals, called, texted and emailed both hiring manager and designated HR rep. No reply.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a situation where you needed to get something done but organization was moving to slowly.   Answer Question

See What Qualcomm Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar   Current Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Jose, CA

Pros: “Great Technology, top Class talent”“Great Technology, top Class talent” – Full Review

Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.