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It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for that interview -- and preparation can make all the difference. What is the interview process like at Qualcomm?

Any advice on striking the right note?

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Mike in San Gabriel, California

91 months ago

Host said: It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for that interview -- and preparation can make all the difference. What is the interview process like at Qualcomm?

Any advice on striking the right note?

I had several phone interviews with Qualcomm for their embedded firmware engineer positions but failed to score an on-site one mostly because I wasn't very prepared for their technical questions. So make sure you got the basics down before applying. As much as I remember, those interview questions cover lots of C fundamentals such as pointers, function pointers and function calls, as well as other computer science knowledge. Good luck!

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Anon in San Diego, California

90 months ago

In the past I was unable to get a QCOM interview. This time I got some interviews and I am expecting an offer. Different groups may have different type of questions. Mainly there are two types of questions: 1] knowledge 2] code. Knowledge based questions may include [a] C (pointer, stack) [b] C++ or object oriented [c] OS [d] TCP/IP. QCOM code questions were not as difficult as I expected. Some interviewers ask pretty specific knowledge based questions even you did not have that in your resume(In the past that troubled me). QCOM seems to be one of the best companies to work for [in this area].

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Former QC'er in Houston, Texas

90 months ago

No doubt it is difficult to land a position at QC. We would get hundreds of resumes a day, so you really have to stand out. Specifically tailor your resume' to the job description you're going for, if you can.
HR will hit you with a feeler phone interview, then one of our senior staff will follow up. Depending on the person you get, this could be easy or very difficult. Know the basics of sw engineering and systems. Know the types of memory SW uses & OS fundamentals. Be prepared to answer a programming question on the phone. If you get past that, they'll fly you in and you'll interview one-on-one w/ about 6 people who will grill you (I was one of them). Answer questions to the best of your ability, but don't get too cocky. If you get stuck, ask them what they think of your idea. Have a positive attitude, be friendly, and relax.

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tan in San Diego, California

89 months ago

How long does it normally take from the time you have your interview to the time you receive your offer.

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Former QC'er in Houston, Texas

89 months ago

tan in San Diego, California said: How long does it normally take from the time you have your interview to the time you receive your offer.

After the interview, we have a weekly meeting to review all candidates, then our recommendations are passed back to hiring managers. Then they have to make their calls. I would say 2 weeks at the most.

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Pita in San Diego, California

88 months ago

Does Qualcomm send a rejection letter if you aren't hired after the interview?

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Gigio in San Diego

88 months ago

I passed the phone interview and I got a site interview with about 8 people. I aced the interviews with all but one person - there was no connection between us; unfortunately, I later learned that person was the decision-maker. After almost 2 months of keeping me waiting, I got an e-mail rejection! QC appears to be a great employer, but the way they treat applicants needs much improvement. Best luck to QC and future applicants!

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anon in Santee, California

87 months ago

I think Nokia and Broadcom, to name a few...would say
Integrity, Integrity, Integrity...that about sums up what Qualcomm is all about. (or lack thereof)

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Chelsea in Washington, District of Columbia

87 months ago

Hi,

Does anybody have experience with the hiring procedures/interviewing tactics of Qualcomm's public relations department?

Best,
Chelsea

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CWMetero in Austin, Texas

87 months ago

I interviewed with QC-SD. It was a pressured-type interview. I was asked to solve questions at lunch the included handwriting code in a notebook. (I was asked so many questions I never did get to eat.) After lunch, I was asked to write down how to design a system as the interviewer looked at his computer. He then took my design, mumbled “Hmmm” and took me to the next interviewer. Finally, I had to wait in a hallway for over an hour while one interviewer talked on the phone (poorly planned - and showed no respect for the interviewee). The HR did not have time to talk with me that day since I had to wait for an hour and I was behind schedule. The interview was conducted with an attitude that "I am just lucky to be here." They did not care what I thought of them. I thought QC employees seemed unhappy and overstressed. It had many H1-B employees walking the halls and conducting the interviews.

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looserJack in San Diego, California

81 months ago

Gigio in San Diego said: I passed the phone interview and I got a site interview with about 8 people. I aced the interviews with all but one person - there was no connection between us; unfortunately, I later learned that person was the decision-maker. After almost 2 months of keeping me waiting, I got an e-mail rejection! QC appears to be a great employer, but the way they treat applicants needs much improvement. Best luck to QC and future applicants!

This is so true. QCOMM is a great employer interms of job security. However being rejected by some of their employees is no reflection on your abilities.

I think the company employees embody and reflect the attitude and arrogance of their Chairman/CEO.

The HR is so lousy as well. They almost seem to sell you the company using the words "Dude you have a job with QComm."

I wont be surprised if I got rejected by HR.

LooserJack

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Ankit in Rolla, Missouri

81 months ago

Hi,
I have a telephonic interview with Qualcomm for an in tern position for Digital and RF hardware engineer. Can someone guide me on the type of question that could be asked and how the interview procedure is?

Thanks,
Ankit

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Pollop in Chicago, Illinois

81 months ago

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Pollop in Chicago, Illinois

81 months ago

Hi, What are the questions HR will ask in the first interview? Could someone list those questions? HR menationed in will be technical interview...Do they ask technical questions?

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Gautami in San Jose, California

80 months ago

I have an on-site interview with Qualcomm QCT dept for wirelessLAN comm in Palo Alto. Does anyone know what kind of questions are asked related to wrielessLAN testing?

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Rubins Tom in France

78 months ago

Hello.

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Rubins Tom in France

78 months ago

Hi, Someone just said that QC is split in QCT, QIS, corporte R&D. Can you please tell me what kind of people are in the corporte R&D group? (I mean their qualifications... are they mostly PhDs? or simply have MS degrees in EE).

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swathi k in Harrison, New Jersey

77 months ago

hi all..

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swathi k in Harrison, New Jersey

77 months ago

hi,
can u pls recall and let me know what questions did QC ask you in 'C'?

thanks in adv,

swathi

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dsp girl anony in San Jose, California

77 months ago

Can anyone advise what to expect in telephone interview for DSP position?

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swathi k in Harrison, New Jersey

77 months ago

hey when do you have telecon?from which office u have interview?let me know once you r done with okay?m also applying for the same position ..

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dsp girl anony in San Jose, California

77 months ago

Gautami in San Jose, California said: I have an on-site interview with Qualcomm QCT dept for wirelessLAN comm in Palo Alto. Does anyone know what kind of questions are asked related to wrielessLAN testing?

Can you please let me know what questions you were asked for the interview?

Appreciate your response

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swathi k in kearny, New Jersey

77 months ago

hey dsp girl you didnt reply to my previous email..do let me know whenever u find time..

tc,and all the best!!

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Gautami in San Jose, California

77 months ago

dsp girl anony in San Jose, California said: Can you please let me know what questions you were asked for the interview?

Appreciate your response

Hi..I am really sorry for the late reply. I was interviewed by 8 ppl..both in hardware testing and software testing. They asked me everything from my resume and my experience. I was working as an intern in Broadcom Corporation for WLAN testing. So, they asked me everything related to that.

I would suggest no matter position you are interviewed for....just make sure that you thoroughly know your resume. They won't ask anything beyond your resume...

All the Best for your interview and let me know if u have more questions....

Cheers

Gautami

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swathi k in kearny, New Jersey

77 months ago

@dsp girl in sanjose

hey how was your interview?waht did they ask?

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Gautami in San Jose, California

77 months ago

Hi.....My interview was good...I was offered position by Qualcomm.

They asked me everything from my resume and my internship experience.

Cheers
Gautami

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Gautami in San Jose, California

77 months ago

Since my background was networking specifically in wireless..they asked me the basic networking qns and some troubleshooting questions...

they also ask qns based on your class or master's project....

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swathi k in kearny, New Jersey

77 months ago

congrats gautami..:-). by the by when dd you have this interview..as you had posted query 2 months back..ar you with QC now working already?

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Gautami in San Jose, California

77 months ago

I had my interview in the month of April and they hired me in May.....working since then...

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swathi k in kearny, New Jersey

77 months ago

Gautami in San Jose, California said: I had my interview in the month of April and they hired me in May.....working since then...

gautami.. can i have you personal email id pls..pls send it to swathi_2026@yahoo.co.in

thanks

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Thuy Tran in San Diego, California

77 months ago

Hi, i have a phone interview (HR called it a technical interview) with Qualcomm for a Sales Forecast Analyst. Does anyone know how "technical" this would be? Appreciate and advice/comments u might have.

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ZeroHeight in California

76 months ago

looserJack in San Diego, California said: Hi Sapna

Qualcomm is split into QCT, QIS, corporte R&D. It seems like a very protective enviromment.
Since you said bluetooth I assume that this was QCT. QCT is very service oriented and needs work-horses. They prefer the H1-B kinds and if you see the demography, it seems to be mostly immigrant population.

I felt that it does not matter how good you are. What matters is how easily will you cave in and how professionally submissive you are.

If you have any interview, I would recommend that you never reveal how smart you are. Show that you are RIGHT for the job... technically just about intelligent and that you will be happy and a perfect fit for the job.

Almost all people who interviewed me seemed lost and did not have technically adept questions to ask.

As posted above, Qualcomm likes people who join there and live there.

Looser Jack

Hey Losser Jack,

Can you explain what you meant by "What matters is how easily will you cave in and how professionally submissive you are."
Plus I have an on-site interview within QCT for a Program Analyst, Specialist - RF/Analog/Power Management, do you think they will ask me technical questions n if so how technical?

Look froward to Responses!!

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LumberJack in Manassas, Virginia

76 months ago

Hi

I cleared onsite interview and currently waiting for an offer. Do anyone know how long does it take for the offer to come thru as its already more than 2 weeks that i have been waiting?

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Gautami in San Jose, California

76 months ago

Hi,

Congrats ....I won't take more than a week for the offer.

Enjoy the days left..:)

Cheers
Gautami

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CarneAsadaBrito in Seattle, Washington

76 months ago

Thought I'd add to this w/my experiences.

I went through a loop with QCT for an Embedded SW Engineer position. I thought their interview process was quite good. They didn't ask a lot of abstract standard coding questions that new grads would do better at than anyone who's been out of school for 4 yrs or more (like the ones that MS and Google asks). They were much more precise in asking about your area of expertise and questions directly pertaining to the position applied for. They will try to call you out on the stuff you have written on your resume (even more so than other places). Two out of the five technical interviews I had with them were composed of grilling me on actual real-life problems they had encountered. I really liked those questions because it gave me a chance to display that I have seen and dealt with the same types of problems. All but one of my interviewers really focused on trying to find holes in my experience and fit for the position. The one abstract coding question I got was a very standard, very easy question about arrays that everyone should know. I think they gave that to me to make sure I actually knew how to _write_ code. But I got the feeling they are more about experience these days than say Google or MS who tend to ask you questions to guage your potential as a coder (ie write me a function that returns the winner of a tic tac toe game, etc.).

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CarneAsadaBrito in Seattle, Washington

76 months ago

LumberJack in Manassas, Virginia said: Hi

I cleared onsite interview and currently waiting for an offer. Do anyone know how long does it take for the offer to come thru as its already more than 2 weeks that i have been waiting?

I just received a call today saying that my interview went well (My interview was a week ago) and that they expect to put together a package for me by Friday or Monday. Aparently, they have weekly meetings on all the candidates and the group I interviewed with do theirs on Thursdays (don't know if this is standard across the company). So it looks like from the time of my interview to offer in-hand will have taken 2 weeks.

I should also note that I let them know that I had a timeline for competing offers, etc. during my interview which is probably why they were very responsive with me (I have heard from friends that Qualcomm traditionally keep their candidates in the dark for long periods of time before they tell you any news).

Hope that gives you some insight on what to expect regarding their process.

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Apple Smith in Columbia, Missouri

76 months ago

Any advice on striking the right note?

Well I had a on-site interview with QC in SD. I would say the entire interview process from phone screening to on-site is very long and tedious and focuses on "Technical Problems". The interview doesn;t help to much for understanding their company and positions but only gives you an idea that they are really competitive. They always ask you technical questions from many areas and try to find some tiny errors in your answers, making you feel you doesn;t fit their expetations and there are hundreds of applicants waiting for this position, no matter what kind of position you apply. However, from their career website to on-site interview, they only give you a very rough description about their positions. Even when you go to their site, they would tell you they have a position that is different from the orignal one you applied and their is someone else working on this position at the end of the interview. Then ask for your interest for another position. After a trip to their site and long day questioning, they just start to describe their opening positions and demands. It seems they don;t care the match of positions between the applicant's need and company's need. The good thing is that they are still willing to pay you to go their site probably because they are rich.

I would give some advises for interview with QC here. If you have an idea of what kinds of positions you are looking for, keep in mind and try to ask them at the end of your phone screening. Be sure their opening positions match your expectation. When you go to their site, no matter what kind of positions, you will be questioned by a diversed fundermantal problems in computer science and engineering, sometimes combined with a little of area specific problems. They will not be hard. But you will be treated as a "looser". It doesn;t matter, just answer their questions and be submissive. This is a important attitude. Don;t waste time on what you don;t want.

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mohana in Voorhees, New Jersey

76 months ago

Hi,

@Gowtami/@Swathi, I got invitation for phone interview for SW Engg position on WLAN SD.
As I understand from the above conversations, telephonic is technical round.
Please let me know what kind of areas I need to cover for telephonic interview?

Thanks,
Mohana

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conchan827 in San Diego, California

75 months ago

hi. i am a student at ucsd and want to get an internship at qualcomm here in san diego in the marketing department. can someone please give me tips on what to study for or the type of questions that are given to interns? looking at this forum, it seems the interview process is pretty intimidating but how is it for interns trying for the marketing department? thanks!

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NIDHI RASTOGI in Albany, New York

73 months ago

Hi. I have a telephonic interview scheduled in 3 days for the position of Integration, Test Automation with QC- R&D.
Can someone help with the kind of technical qs. asked. C++ is a requirement for this position and I do not have much working experience in that. Any pointers on how to tackle qs. in that?

Thanks

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CarneAsadaBrito in San Diego, California

73 months ago

Get yourself a copy of Programming Interviews Exposed. I've found many of these top tech companies ask questions like the ones found in that book.

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abanerjee in San Diego, California

73 months ago

Hi Nidhi,
how was your interview?what type of questions they asked?

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embedded swathi in Colorado Springs, Colorado

71 months ago

Hi All

plz respond

I wish a very happy and prosperous new year.

I got invitation for telephone interview with QC-CO for embedded software engineer position. I was told that itz gonna be technical interview, please let me know on what areas do i need to concentrate more, looking forward to hear from you.

Thanks
Swathi

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embedded swathi in Colorado Springs, Colorado

71 months ago

hello i forgot to mention division!!!

it is QCT division with job area Engineering-Software!!

Thanks
Swathi

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siuc in Morrow, Georgia

71 months ago

embedded swathi in Colorado Springs, Colorado said: hello i forgot to mention division!!!

it is QCT division with job area Engineering-Software!!

Thanks
Swathi

hey ....

Best of Luck for the interview . you might be busy , but if you have enough time please reply to my question ....

Did you applied, recently or before few months

Thanks

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siuc in Morrow, Georgia

71 months ago

piyu in Norfolk, Virginia said: Hi Swathi,

Did u get finish the technical round, please let me know what questions they asked, as I have a call for embedded sw engg.

hello piyu

when did you get the call . can you reply me about this

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gmp in College Park, Maryland

70 months ago

Gautami in San Jose, California said: Hi..I am really sorry for the late reply. I was interviewed by 8 ppl..both in hardware testing and software testing. They asked me everything from my resume and my experience. I was working as an intern in Broadcom Corporation for WLAN testing. So, they asked me everything related to that.

I would suggest no matter position you are interviewed for....just make sure that you thoroughly know your resume. They won't ask anything beyond your resume...

All the Best for your interview and let me know if u have more questions....

Cheers

Gautami

Hey Gautami,

I have a telephonic interview in 3 days for the WLAN testing team SD office. Can you please tell what kind of questions to expect? I have worked with WLAN before so I expect questions related to that. ButIi wanted to know what other general questions do they ask? what about programming questions? please do let me know.. so I can accordingly prepare. Thanks

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gmp in College Park, Maryland

70 months ago

mohana in Voorhees, New Jersey said: Hi,

@Gowtami/@Swathi, I got invitation for phone interview for SW Engg position on WLAN SD.
As I understand from the above conversations, telephonic is technical round.
Please let me know what kind of areas I need to cover for telephonic interview?

Thanks,
Mohana

Hey Moahana,
I have a telephonic interview for the WLAN team at SD. Can you please tell what kind of questions to expect? so I can accordingly be prepared. Appreciate your response.
Thanks

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Shadab Siddiqui in Santa Clara, California

63 months ago

I have a phone interview for a position for a Software Engineer - Windows Mobile Productivity in QCT Division. Does anyone know what type of questions can be asked? Is there anyone familiar with this job type with Qualcomm that could help me in my interview??

Thnx

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