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Qualcomm Interview Questions in San Diego, CA

Updated Feb 7, 2017
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  1.  

    Principal Engineer Interview

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

    Interview

    Applied online and was selected for interview. Met with department manager for interview conducted in his office. Though it shouldn't really matter, I couldn't help but notice the interviewer and all the employees I saw in cubicles around his office appeared to be from India, which seemed confirmed by their strong accents when I said hello to them as I walked by.

    Interview Questions

    • Oddly, the interview questions he asked were exactly the same questions I answered on the application, so I answered them the same way. He had the answers to those questions already in my application papers on his desk, so I found this line of questioning odd. He didn't ask me anything else, nothing related to the job I was applying for, or past performance, or my extensive experience in the field, only those generic questions from the application. It didn't feel like an interview at all, he was looking out the window most of the time; it was more like he was just checking off a box, like something he had to do with no intention of hiring.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (3)  

    RFIC Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    HR was extremely slow and less friendly than I would have expected.

    The interview process was unorganized.

    My flight into San Diego was so late that I didn't get a full night's sleep before the interview (Qualcomm bought my plane tickets). The hotel Qualcomm booked for me was also not very good. I had never experienced anything like this before.

    I'm told that it takes 90 days to get reimbursed for travel expenses, and if I move within these 90 days, I need to have my mail forwarded in order to get reimbursed.

    Some interviewers were late, one didn't show up at all. Only one interviewer had prepared questions for me. Others simply asked questions regarding bullets on my resume.

    I did get an offer. It was lower than two other offers I was given.

    Interview Questions

    • Perform a simple impedance match between two impedances.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied through a friend's referral for the Early Identification Program. They flew me out to a diversity conference in San Diego, asked me some questions, and had me participate in a hackathon. I received an answer in the same month I interviewed. The process was very laid back and fun.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you reverse a string in Java?   Answer Question
    • Given an unsorted array of length 100, it is filled with numbers from 0-100 inclusive. Assuming that no numbers repeat, what is the best way to find the missing number?   1 Answer
    • How would you reverse an array in Java?   Answer Question
    • You are given 9 gold coins and a seesaw scale. One of the coins is counterfeit and weighs less than the other coins. What is the least amount of times you can use the scale to find the counterfeit coin?   1 Answer
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    Analog Design Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    There are two rounds of phone interviews. HR arranged them to be consecutive for me, lasting an hour and a half in total, 45 minutes each. Basically talked about resumes and personal area of interests and ask questions while talking through. Questions are pretty random and are used to test the overall background of the candidate. Not many questions are related directly to the internship position I am applying for. My suggestion would be really focus on fundamental circuit design concepts, tradeoffs, know what you are doing in every step of the design process.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Was interviewed by a large team over the course of around 3 hours, with two people interviewing me at a time. Talked about my experience and was given some programming challenges. Atmosphere was very relaxed and friendly, and was overall an enjoyable experience. Most of the interview was spent discussing my qualifications and experience.

    Interview Questions

    • They had me solve some coding challenges from popular websites.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Got mail from HR for Phone Interview for embedded sw engineer, then after 1 week scheduled the interview call. interview started on time. interview was on C, OS, Algorithm.
    Find the comman node in given two Linklist, Optimize code and reduce time complexity.
    Cache Memory Concept
    Review x++

    Interview Questions

    • Find the comman node in given two Linklist, Optimize code and reduce time complexity.
      Cache Memory Concept
      Review x++  
      1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for software engineer of Qualcomm in August. I had phone interview in the end of September. After 2 weeks, the HR emailed me about onsite interview invitation. And in the end of October, I went to San Diego for the onsite.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone Interview:
      1. What is Static keyword
      2. What is for loop
      3. What are differences between Struct and Union
      4. What is Binary Tree inorder traversal
      5. What is Binary Heap
      6. Is Binary Heap totally in order
      7. What is Cache
      8. IPv4 IPv6 differences
      9. What are two parts of IPv6 addresses
      10. Programming: Byte Reverse of an integer

      Onsite:
      4 technical, 1 director lunch, 1HR
      Round1
      All previous projects in details.
      C programming:
      Sort an integer array. Time Complexity.

      Round2
      Projects in detail.
      Programming: Binary Tree inorder Traversal.
      Stack overflow

      Round3
      A lot of questions in C, OS, Network
      1) OSI 7 layers
      2) TCP UDP
      3) Static keyword
      4) Struct union differences
      5) Sizeof()
      6) When to use pass by value and pass by reference
      7) Process vs Thread
      8) Memory leak
      9) Context switch
      10) Stack vs Heap
      11) Interrupt
      12) Priority inversion
      13) Memory corruption
      14) Deadlock
      Programming
      1) Output numbers of 1 in an integer
      2) Given a number, if it is fibonacci number, output true, else false.
      Round4
      1) Static keyword
      2) Priority Inversion
      3) Context switch
      4) Stack overflow
      5) Struct vs union
      6) Stack vs heap
      7) Memory map
      Programming:
      1)Reverse Bits of an unsigned 16-bit integer
      2)All non-negative integers. First Array is missing a number to form the second array (the missing number is replaced by 0). And then shuffle the second array. Try to find the missing number.

      Lunch interview:
      Just check my background and then chat:)

      HR:
      Ask basic questions about background, start time, visa, salary expectation
      Talk about Qualcomm employee’s benefits package.
      Ask questions if you have.
      Just casual talk:)  
      1 Answer
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    RF Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    1. Applied online and I got a mail within 2 weeks to setup a phone interview.
    2. During the phone interview, it was all about resume based questions with respect to job description. This was an easy round. After 1 week, I got a mail to set up on site interview.
    3. During on site interview you meet 6-8 people through out the day. During my interview they were searching candidate for S/W or H/W profile based on the interview outcome.
    4. For HW profile, they asked me about RF front end, eye diagram, BER, filtering concepts, spectrum analyzer, radio interference, RF test equipment, etc ( these were the job requirements).

    Interview Questions

    • What is an eye diagram and how is related to filtering?   Answer Question
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    Hardware Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, received an email for phone interview after 2+ months. Had two interviews back to back, the first asked about my experience and related project, technical questions about leakage current and SRAM design, the second asked about detailed technical questions w.r.t circuit design.

    Interview Questions

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    Import Compliance Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call a week later. They wanted to have a phone interview with me and called back at scheduled time. Process was smooth and simple. Interview questions were general and nothing too surprising. Interview took about 15 minutes.

    Interview Questions

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