Qualcomm Interview Questions

Updated 29 Oct 2014
Updated 29 Oct 2014
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    Interim Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through Qualcomm's website. The recruiter first contacted me about 2 weeks after I applied, and my interview was scheduled for the following week.

    The interview process was very friendly and conducted very efficiently. It consisted of two phone interviews, one HR interview and one technical interview. The HR interview was you very standard interview - i.e. Why Qualcomm? Why Computer Science? etc. The technical interview was also very standard, consisting of one coding problem, two brain teasers, and two conceptual questions.

    After 2 weeks or so, I got a verbal offer over the phone, and a week later received the formal offer letter.

    Interview Questions
    • Given 9 coins with one counterfeit, heavier coin, and a balance, what is the fewest number of comparisons that you need to find the counterfeit coin.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Staff Hardware Engineer Yield Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Applied through referral, called for on-site interview.
    Total - 8 rounds , Overall NONE of the interviewer is prepared, NONE of them are on-time.
    HR was the first one to interview me, she came after 10 mins of scheduled time and asked my present salary, other benefits and relocation etc. hardly 10 mins talk and then gave me a list of interviewer and schedules. Then she came to lobby and gave another list with some adjustments in schedules.
    I was waiting in the lobby for another 35 mins, first technical interviewer came (15 mins late) and took me to his office, he told that "I don't know why the hiring manager asked to interview you anyway tell me about yourself" and 30mins of white board interview.
    He dropped me in the lobby then next interviewer came 20 mins late, then the same set of questions, and took me to lunch in the cafeteria for lunch.
    Headed to another building, Third was the most important person, "Hiring manager", he came late by 10 mins and talked to me for a 5 mins then told me that he got another very important appointment so he rescheduled my interview to end of the day.
    Waiting in the lobby for another 40 mins.

    Fourth person is somewhat OK, because he is NOT very late and then he asked for a resume from me. Same set of questions from "tell me about yourself to work experience etc."

    Back to lobby, next person came to lobby 10 mins late. He told that he is late because he tried to print my resume, then he asked some very basics from electronics engineering, i did not do well on this round because i did not revise the basic circuit theory. He looked to be very disappointed nad asked me "what do you know in electronics?" and that round ends somehow,

    He took me to the next interviewer's office, we were waiting in his office 10 mins, the interviewer came and looked to be shocked by seeing us in his office, He started asking some basic physics laws, i don't know if we use it anywhere in the Yield engineer job, managed to give some reasonable explanation.
    Back to lobby, wait there for another 1 hr, receptionist told me that the interview round cancelled as the next person is OUT due to some urgent work.The hiring manager asked me to wait for hte hiring manager.
    The hiring manager came back to me after office hour, took me to a conference room and he explained the job roles and responsibilities, team hierarchy etc. then some questions about my work experience and the paper i published recently etc. Finally he asked the usual question, "Do you have any question?" I took this time to ask him, I was completely gone mad by previous interviewer time management and questions. I asked him that, do we need to use any physics law in job? is there any problem with watches in QUALCOMM because NO one is ON time. He simply smiled and said "we are very busy, you know how busy we are in meetings bla bla"
    Then he told he will email me within 2 weeks. It's already 3 weeks, i sent a reminder as formality, he replied with the same sentences what he told me in the interview. Should i expect anything more from this team

    Interview Questions
    • Can you describe the model of a beaker of "Sea water" in to electrical network or lumped element?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Interim Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I sent in my resume. A few weeks later they got back to me telling me they would like to interview me. The interviews tested my knowledge of how C++ worked but, even though they were all coding questions, mostly tested my ability to think. I had a competing offer at the time with a strict time limit and they did a good job of getting back to me before my other offer expired.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't feel like any question was particularly difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Intern Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Career Fair at my University, gave my resume and called for an in-person 45 minute technical interview. Asked a lot of questions on C++. Asked if I knew about sorting algorithms and then asked me to sort 10 random numbers using mergesort. Also gave me a sheet of paper with a C++ function on it and asked me to point out the mistakes.

    Interview Questions
    • The counterfeit coin problem with 12 coins   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a college graduate job. It had multiple streams ranging from TCP/IP to Graphics drivers. I got an email from technical lead to schedule phone interview.
    Questions weren't hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain what happens when you press a key in the keyboard. Explain Thrashing, Paging, floating point vs integer arithmetic.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Interim Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on the careers site. I had one phone interview with a manager. He went through my resume briefly, asked me what I like about technology, where I see myself in the future, what my interests are, and specifics about projects I had worked on. I was surprised that there were not more technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part was remembering how I implemented certain aspects of my past projects e.g. what algorithms I used, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview Details

    See how can you take the job are .. Do you have the real potential .. are u a problem solver .. Communication skills
    Rigorous interview For Full day 5 Rounds

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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    Graphics Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process was long (total 8 interviews which goes full day from 9 - 5). Professional interviewers. No nonsense questions. All questions related to the profile. Some of the questions were tricky. Prepare well for C programming related questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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