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Software Engineer Interview

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

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in July 2014.

Interview

Very good process. I was supposed to work as a contractor for Qualcomm. The hiring manager from Qualcomm directly called me to set up an interview. I was a referral candidate too. @ hours telephonic interview and I was extended the offer letter

Interview Questions

  • Very silly questions like : What are the storage classes in C ? They asked OS related stuff, and a bit about Linked lists. Rest all questions were related to C, Data Structures and projects from my resume. Make sure you know your resume well. I had taken up Wireless Communications in my 2nd semester and was asked questions on that like : What did youlearn ? Explain in brief..etc..   Answer Question

Negotiation

I went thru a Qualcomm approved vendor. Negotiated my salary from $32/hour to $35 / hour.

Other Interview Reviews for Qualcomm

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Had an on site interview at my University. They asked about my projects and a couple technical questions.The technical questions were nothing too hard, material that you should've learned in your classes.

    Interview Questions

    • Was there ever a time that you had trouble with another teammate?   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Went to the campus info session and gave the resume to the recruiter. Had a phone interview with the recruiter one week later. First went through the resume for about twenty minutes, and then had several tech questions. They were all in C and very basic.

    Interview Questions

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Got phone interview request. Followe by 1:1 interview. Depends on what programming language you choose you get questions. I chose C. Here are the few questions
    Difference between inline function and Macro.
    What is pointer
    What is heap memory allocation and stack memory allocation?
    When do you get segmentation fault
    what is friend function


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Phone interviews. Interviewer was difficult to understand and seemed unfamiliar with some of the common software used in his specialization. The location and start date were impossible for me and we realized that in the first few minutes of the interview. I found the whole interview to be technically easy but was thrown off by the unprepared nature of the interviewer.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    Interviewer was late and unorganized. Unable to understand what the interviewer was saying and asked questions on languages I'm unfamiliar with. Not a good interview overall. Interviewer didn't know who I was initially and called me late. I had to contact the recruiter.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Qualcomm (Seattle, WA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    it was on campus, and they had on campus intern interview. The on campus interview is purely just behavior questions and talk about the resume... and they said they would give me a phone call in two weeks, still waiting

    Interview Questions

    • it's on campus, which is the first step of screening people.. so basically just about your resume and ask you if you have c programming experience. The person i talked to graduated from my school so he knew the c programming class that offers in university, so he asked a bunch of questions about that class and even talked about details of the course, for example, the projects design and how do you debug.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Qualcomm (San Diego, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    C language questions. You don't have to write the best possible solution but demonstrate that your approach is reasonable then yo can get through. Its not as hard as getting into software companies in SF bay area.

    Interview Questions

    • some folks as puzzles but mostly it is C language and OS fundamentals   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I went to the career fair offered at my school and dropped off my resume at Qualcomm. About 2 weeks later I was contacted by a recruiter who scheduled an interview for me on campus. It was a one time interview and I got an offer less than a week after. I got 2 coding questions and one puzzle. The first one was to identify bugs on some simple code. Second one was to return the most frequent character in a given string.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions related to concepts in C and embedded systems that I did not learn yet. One of them was what is a union in C?   2 Answers

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    I got the phone interview and on-site interview. In the phone interview, they asked most questions based on resume. In the on-site interview, each interviewer asked questions from different aspects. The interviewers are nice and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • We met the problem of xxx in our current project. How do you solve them?   Answer Question

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