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 Post subject: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:16 am 
Hello,
I have got an Interview with Qualcomm for RF Engineer (Harware)position.Could some one help me with the type of questions to expect.I have heard they have some good technical interviews.

Any help is greatly appreciated

Thanks

 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:33 pm 
:x I interviewed with them a few years back. Sometimes the questions are brutal, just keep your cool. It seems no one gets hired w/o a PhD IMHO.

PS: I didn't get an offer as I'm only a lowly MSEE.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm
Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:41 am 
Qualcomm is very arrogant these days.

The inteview is an IQ test - either they like you on first impression or they don't.

That's what happens when you have a monopoly -- hopefully Maxim and Texas Instruments put an end to it.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:52 pm 
As a former QC employee, I can attest to the fact the the interviews can be brutal. This is how they maintain their competitive edge, by keeping the bar high to get in. I interviewed several hundred candidates myself, and you'd be amazed at how many PhD RF guys can't find their way around a Smith Chart.

Good luck. If you get past the interviews, any pain you experience in the process will be well worth it.

P.S. You can get in without a PhD, as I am a lowly MSEE myself.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:59 pm 
so, what happened after the interview?
any tips?


Guest


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:29 pm 
Was as expected ??? 6 hrs of interview......7 technical and 1 HR. But seemed very nice people.Did not hear from them yet.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:17 pm 
Great,
So to what extent they went in technical issues,
any specific questions?
did they ask about the course work at school? projects? Thesis?
so , for what kind of job u were interviewd? experienced or New Grade/entry level and in which field? mean Systems, Software,IC, RF ?

don't mind i am asking too much but that will be really helpful for people like me wo are still apllying and waiting for some interview call.

Good Luck



Tony


 
  
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm Interview
Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:03 pm 
Hi Friends

I had an interview with Qualcomm for software position. I was wondering if someone can suggest me, how long does it usually take for them to get back after the interview. Do you guys think it is a good idea to email them with followups.

Best Regards..


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:21 am 
I would "mail via post office" a letter telling them how you appreciated the opportunity to talk with him and how you feel that you could do a good job for them. Mailing a letter goes alot farther, shows that you are willin gto take the extra step


 
  
 
 Post subject: qualcomm Interview
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:52 pm 
Thanks for reply guest. I am still wondering about how long it will take for them to get back after the interview. I will take my next step on that basis. I do not want to rush it in.

Best Regards,


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:51 pm 
I survived two interviews in Qualcomm, one as a college new graduate and another a few years later as a more experienced RF engineer. Both interviews resulted in job offers. And I am a lowly BS.

The interviews are technical. Just don't let them rattle you. Have fun with it. Smiling goes a long way. If you get stuck, discuss your thought process with the interviewing engineer. He or she can tell if you are on the right track. They will give you hints. And you don't have to get every question correct. I remember missing one or two. Just remember to always keep a positive attitude, a smiling face and above all ask lots of intelligent questions.

I would recommend going into the interview with some of the fundamentals of your expertise fresh in your mind. For example, an RF Engineer should know his way around a Smith Chart and know what IP3, NF, gain, band width, dynamic range and match is as a minimum.

Working in Qualcomm, I found it refreshing working with a group of sharp people. Their interview process has succeeded in creating such an environment.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:35 pm 
Hi,

I am a Master's student and I have a phone interview with Qualcomm for Software engineer position next week. Can anyone tell me what kind of questions would I be asked? Also any tips or suggestions of how to face the interview?

Thanks.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:36 pm 
Hi:
I have a phone interview with Qualcomm next week also. Can anyone tell me what kind of questions they ask on phone interview? I am applying this RF Hardware Engineer position. thanks

Best Regards


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:00 pm 
Hi,
Are you a new grad or have you had prev exp? Either ways be prepared to face Q's on basically C and C++ and OS and some data structures. Be prepared to write small snippets of code too, even though its a phone interview.



Guest wrote:
Hi,

I am a Master's student and I have a phone interview with Qualcomm for Software engineer position next week. Can anyone tell me what kind of questions would I be asked? Also any tips or suggestions of how to face the interview?

Thanks.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:11 am 
Hi,
i am a new grad. The position i am applying for doesn't require knowledge of C and C++. It's about RF circuit design. what else they asked besides programming? thanks!!

Anonymous wrote:
Hi,
Are you a new grad or have you had prev exp? Either ways be prepared to face Q's on basically C and C++ and OS and some data structures. Be prepared to write small snippets of code too, even though its a phone interview.



Guest wrote:
Hi,

I am a Master's student and I have a phone interview with Qualcomm for Software engineer position next week. Can anyone tell me what kind of questions would I be asked? Also any tips or suggestions of how to face the interview?

Thanks.


 
  
 
 Post subject: qualcomm phone interview
Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:47 pm 
Hi,
Did anyone have a phone screen with the RF/analog circuit design group at qualcomm? what sort of questions could be expected? Any help is appreciated.
Thanks.


 
  
 
 Post subject: how many rcvd interview calls for RF Hardware Eng Posn ?????
Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:20 am 
Hey,
i have rcvd a phone interview call myself from Qualcomm. Looks like we are all fighting for that 1 position. May the best blow away the rest :-D

hope i atleast get thru and be called for their on-site interview.

Cheers !


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:06 pm 
Does any one has on-site interview experience with Qualcomm for software engineer position?
It's really appreciated if your experience could be shared.

Thanks!


 
  
 
 Post subject: Please post questions!!
Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:50 pm 
Hi,

I am applying for positions in Qualcomm in mixed signal design and hardware. Those who have gone through the telephone interview or onsite interview kindly post the questions here if possible. It would give me an idea about their interview.

Thank you, All the best in ur interviews.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:55 am 
Well the qualcomm interview process is brutal. I had 2 telephonic interviews and a 8 hr day long in-site interview for a systems position. The onsite included 2, 1 hr with a panel of 3 ppl and that is the worst. They basicaly want people with through understanding of fundamentals and ability to come up with clever (simple) soutions to complex problems.

P.S. And I do have a PhD.


 
  
 
 Post subject: qualcomm interview
Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 2:18 pm 
Well, I have had numerous in-person interviews at qualcomm. Believe me or not, I'm not able to comprehend what exactly they want. All interviews have been very frustrating experiences. May be it was me only who had been so unlucky so far. All in all, what I can say is that - if you know good, clever, C/C++ programming, you have better chance. That's it. I was not asked much about my projects, the work that I had done but just programming questions. Once I asked the interviewer, when he asked me some tricky question on C, whether they really used those tricky things in their product develoment - his answer was in negative. I wish they give real life problems to solve during the interviews rather putting tricky programming exercises. Also, I wouldn't agree that it's only the good technical brains that are hired in qualcomm. If you happen to be lucky, you're in otherwise, keep knocking at the door and no one would listen. By sitting outside you know how you could help that company with your background and experience but hey, it's you only who think that way till you become the part of that elite company.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 4:00 pm 
I worked in Qualcomm not in US, but abroad. They have their own interviewing mentality. You can divide the technical interviews in the
high-tech industry to 3 categories:

1) The "what project have you worked" interviews
2) The knowledge/memeory interviews
3) The tricky interviews

The first category is the most common, and allows the interviewer to understand if you are familiar with what you are doing/have done and also gives space to explore your theoretical knowledge.

The second category concentrates in your theoretical knowledge only and checks how much you remember theoretical stuff (formulas etc)

The third category tries to see if you can think outside of the box and challenge with questions that aren't necessarily practical or are part of the comapny's products/your previous project. This is what Qualcomm want to find it the candidates. People who can think outside of the box and who are creative.

Good luck to all of you!!!


 
  
 
 Post subject: failed again....
Posted: Tue May 03, 2005 7:07 pm 
Well... got rejected again :-). God knows what these qualcomm folks want. This time, even though they knew I'm not MS, invariably, each interviewer got hung up on my B.E. qualification as if, without 1.5 yrs. of MS, the whole 16 years of education till B.E. and 12 yrs. of work exp. is useless. Why they even bothered to call me for on-site interview when they knew I don't have MS???? They seem to have abundant time just to talk to people and try their "tricky questions". 3 out of 4 interviewers, printed out and started looking at my resume the moment I reached their doorstep. Except one, no one had an idea about my background before I reached thier rooms. May be, they are pretty busy :-). What an irony... Taking so many interviews and hardly have any time to read/review resumes :-). I'm not kidding when I say that it's just not the good, out of box thinkers that are being selected in qualcomm... believe me or not.. I perosnally know some candidates that got hired in qualcomm in the last 4 months.

Oh well... I'm done now... I won't apply at qualcomm anymore.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Interview
Posted: Tue May 17, 2005 6:55 am 
 
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Posts: 1
Hello

I have an interview with qualcomm for a sw engr position. Could you please give me suggestions as to what to focus on and about your experiences.I would greatly appreciate any information.

Thanks a lot!


 
   
 
 Post subject: Interview at Q
Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 12:02 am 
Qualcomm interviews are tough - no two ways about it.
Is the position for an RF engineer doing board level work - or IC design? Either way, there are super-sharp people in that group.
The RFIC group would require a PhD in most cases, but 50% of the board level people only have an undergrad degree.
The good thing is that questions are never scripted - you will be needing to apply your skills and analyze the situation.
Looking for very innovative people.


 Post subject: Guys....write useful info--not just your problems
Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 4:47 pm 
i've never had an interview with qualcomm but i went through the messages and i find it odd that many people asked for interview questions and instead of providing interview questions most people just complained or explained their experiences w/ qualcomm interview!!! Please provide useful info not just your opinion. I know from experience that most people don't remember the interview questions but no one fogets them entirely either. So, provide even a sketch of a question rather than just ranting about qualcomm interview process. take care and good luck to all


 
  
 
 Post subject: guest
Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 6:03 pm 
the best way to think about qualcomm interviews are like european oral exams for graduate schools.

derive everything, like textbooks do, from noise figure, input referred noise figure, am modulation, fm modulation, to linearity IP3 to smith chart matching examples.

they ask questions, just like in a school exam and ask you to solve them right there and then. usually they are based on masters or phd application of a concept you know from work, and how deeply you understand it. not superficial knowledge.

they want people who can solve new problems, and there are only a handful of schools that teach that way anyway...


 
  
 
 Post subject: rfic design - qualcomm
Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 6:09 pm 
for rfic design they ask noise figure derviations for bipolar or mosfets, input impedance, output impedance, frequency responses of an amplifier
+ system level aspects and what you have experience in

in other words, memorize gray and meyer!


 
  
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm's interview questions are NOT scripted
Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 11:13 pm 
It would be pointless to post interview questions - to reply to a guest's query.
They are almost never scripted unlike a lot of companies.
The interview process requires the candidates to do a lot of analytical thinking.
For mid to senior level positions, the interviewers are battle-scarred veterans who have done a LOT of work in the field. They WILL grill you and it is easy to identify people who fluff on their resume.
There is a reason that there are so much innovative patents coming from Qualcomm, there is a lot of emphasis on candidate quality.
I disagree with the perception that you must have a PhD - only for very specific groups like IC design or communication systems design. Most of the other groups - you do not need one.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm's interview questions are NOT scripted
Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 5:36 am 
There is a reason that there are so much innovative patents coming from Qualcomm, there is a lot of emphasis on candidate quality.

Sorry but I don’t agree with this. I can say that 90% of Qualcomm patents are useless. Shortly they will take a patent for walking, or for breathing :-)
On the other hand, if you check the useful patents you will see that you can count using one-hand fingers, the names that release them.


 
  
 
 Post subject: on-site interview
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:32 pm 
i had a phone interview with QC 3 weeks ago for the position of Hardware Design Engineer and it was a technical one. I was asked basic Digital design questions, like draw a Karnaugh Map, how can u double the frequency coming into a flipflop, what is setup time, hold time and the rest were abt my resume. Thats wat i remember

I have a second on-site interview soon, and i'm wondering if it will be more technical this time...or behavioural?

thanksss..and good luck u all


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:22 am 
Of course the on-site interview will eb much more technical one, because there you have papers and board to draw the questions and giving the answers.


 
  
 
 Post subject: thanks
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:16 am 
 
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Posts: 24
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hi guys

I have an phone interview from QCT for RF Intern position. The discussions in this topic has given me a good morale boost for the interview. Thanks a ton guys. Keep up the good work.. Wish me good luck too :lol:


 
   
 
 Post subject: my intern interview experience
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:00 pm 
 
Captain
User avatar

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Posts: 24
Location: Germantown,MD
Hi guys,

I had a good phone interview. The interview was for a RF intern.
Questions were really basic ones-- based on RF design and Communications(modulation stuff)-- CDMA basics.. thats it.. This being my first phone interview. Feeling good after the interview. Hope to hear a good news from them.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm onsite interview
Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:38 pm 
Does anyone know how long qualcomm guys takes to decide after on-site interview which i had last week.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm onsite interview
Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:53 pm 
I interviewed with QC and now I have a job offer in hand. I have been to many interviews so far (Microsoft & Nvidia) and I found the Qualcomm interviews to be the most professional. I had 2 phone interviews before i was called for a full days interview(5 technical rounds). The questions ranged from tricky C++ questions (copy constructos, virtual functions, reference, pointers etc etc etc) to basic OS questions(context switch, semaphores, virtual memory etc etc) to tricky problem solving questions. I think QC beleives in hiring ppl with a wide range of skillset and not anybody with specific knowledge. This was evident as not a single question was asked about my previous work or papers that i have published. All in all, be ready for very technical interviews. I like the ppl, the job profile etc in QC over Microsoft & have decided to join QC.


 
  
 
 Post subject: QC interview
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:11 am 
Hi guest can you tell me when did u have an onsite interview with QC, and for what posotion. beacuse i also had interview last week and it went good but i don't know how long they need to decide. Can u tell me how long did they take to offer u.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: QC interview
Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:29 pm 
khas wrote:
Hi guest can you tell me when did u have an onsite interview with QC, and for what posotion. beacuse i also had interview last week and it went good but i don't know how long they need to decide. Can u tell me how long did they take to offer u.


It took them two weeks to decide. I interviewed for an embedded s/w engineer position.


 
  
 
 Post subject: RF Positions
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:07 pm 
Anybody ever interviewed for QC RF related position ? Didnt find any relevant info in the threads. Related questions ?

How about phone screens ? Do they ask a lot of Questions based on your resume or is it all about the job req ?

Digital Communication related questions anybody ?


 
  
 
 Post subject: RF Software position
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:09 pm 
The Job REq contains Dig Comm theory / RF testing techniques / CDMA Fundamentals and standards


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: RF Software position
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:31 pm 
Guest wrote:
The Job REq contains Dig Comm theory / RF testing techniques / CDMA Fundamentals and standards


I have intreviewd recently. can you tell me exactly for which postion u get a call for interview.


 
  
 
 Post subject: QC Interview
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:20 pm 
RF systems Engineer, Khas which position did you interview for ? Can you tell me what they asked you ? How did it go ?


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: QC Interview
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:38 pm 
Guest wrote:
RF systems Engineer, Khas which position did you interview for ? Can you tell me what they asked you ? How did it go ?


I also have been interviewed for RF systems engineer but, there is one more position RF system software engineer, are u talking about that postion. When is ur interview i can guide u np just let me know the exact detail of the position, so i can get the clear picture


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: QC Interview
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:25 pm 
Anonymous wrote:
Guest wrote:
RF systems Engineer, Khas which position did you interview for ? Can you tell me what they asked you ? How did it go ?


I also have been interviewed for RF systems engineer but, there is one more position RF system software engineer, are u talking about that postion. When is ur interview i can guide u np just let me know the exact detail of the position, so i can get the clear picture


As a matter of fact it is for the RF sys sw position ... was that the one you interviewed for ? Could you tell me about your experience ?


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: QC Interview
Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:32 pm 
Anonymous wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
Guest wrote:
RF systems Engineer, Khas which position did you interview for ? Can you tell me what they asked you ? How did it go ?


I also have been interviewed for RF systems engineer but, there is one more position RF system software engineer, are u talking about that postion. When is ur interview i can guide u np just let me know the exact detail of the position, so i can get the clear picture


As a matter of fact it is for the RF sys sw position ... was that the one you interviewed for ? Could you tell me about your experience ?


I am electrical engineer with exprience both in programming and wireless communication. interview went well and then they called me for onsite intreview. how about you, what is ur background and when is ur interview


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:45 am 
My background is pretty much the same as yours .. MSEE .. focus on wireless / digital communication. Could you tell me any specific questions they asked ?


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:12 pm 
Anonymous wrote:
My background is pretty much the same as yours .. MSEE .. focus on wireless / digital communication. Could you tell me any specific questions they asked ?


For telephonic intreview they asked about my thesis, my past exprience and few things about C programming. By the way when is ur interview and who is interviewer, becasue my and ur job are from same dept. may be i can help u more.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:37 pm 
khas wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
My background is pretty much the same as yours .. MSEE .. focus on wireless / digital communication. Could you tell me any specific questions they asked ?


For telephonic intreview they asked about my thesis, my past exprience and few things about C programming. By the way when is ur interview and who is interviewer, becasue my and ur job are from same dept. may be i can help u more.


Thanls a lot Khas,

I am yet to schedule one and I am not sure who the interviewer will be, did you already go onsite ?


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:28 pm 
Anonymous wrote:
khas wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
My background is pretty much the same as yours .. MSEE .. focus on wireless / digital communication. Could you tell me any specific questions they asked ?


For telephonic intreview they asked about my thesis, my past exprience and few things about C programming. By the way when is ur interview and who is interviewer, becasue my and ur job are from same dept. may be i can help u more.


Thanls a lot Khas,

I am yet to schedule one and I am not sure who the interviewer will be, did you already go onsite ?


Yeh i already went through onsite interview, n waiting for reply. if you have some practical experience u have good chances


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:23 pm 
khas wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
khas wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
My background is pretty much the same as yours .. MSEE .. focus on wireless / digital communication. Could you tell me any specific questions they asked ?


For telephonic intreview they asked about my thesis, my past exprience and few things about C programming. By the way when is ur interview and who is interviewer, becasue my and ur job are from same dept. may be i can help u more.


Thanls a lot Khas,

I am yet to schedule one and I am not sure who the interviewer will be, did you already go onsite ?


Yeh i already went through onsite interview, n waiting for reply. if you have some practical experience u have good chances


Thanks a lot. I do have substantial knowledeg of IS 95 standard / protocol design / good digital comm fundamentals -- coding skills good are not the best ;). Did they get into the theory of Digital Comm / IS 95 - CDMA at all with you ? As far as C / C ++ programming was there anything unususal / outstanding that you remember (besides the usual class/struct/overloading kind of things)?
 Post subject: Interview with Qualcomm for System Simulation Engineer
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:34 pm 
I am going to have my first telephonic technical interview with qualcomm for system simulation engineer position. Position requires experience with simulations in MATLAB, modeling systems, modeling tools SPICE, Simulink etc.

Anybody had an interview for this position. I am MS EE with background in control systems, VLSI and Digital Design. Any idea what they are loooking for this position.

Please help if you know of any interview questions


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:09 pm 
I think you have sound background, you would be a good pick. They normally concetrate on problem solving skills. Did they asked you the date when they are intrested to conduct ur interview.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Onsite interview
Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:35 am 
Can anyone give some tips for onsite interview. Its really urgent, pls help me. Or anyone who recently went through onsite interview, can tell his/her experience.????????????


 
  
 
 Post subject: Be relaxed
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:46 pm 
 
Captain

Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:29 pm
Posts: 13
Well IMO just stay calm and cool, don't ever show signs of being flustered. They look for that. Also speak of things that show that you are a team player. And yes they will ask you questions that they already know you will not know. What they are doing here is testing how well you handle stress, and check out your problem solving skills. As I'm sure you all know, there will be many times when your design is not meeting all the verification test, and you will be stupified. So if you get a question that stumps you, then just be honest and say so but at the same time try to solve the problem on the board, explaining your reasoning. Well hope that helps. GL


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:55 pm 
Thanks attenuator for ur kind advice, but sorry u r little late. I had my interview on wednesday. Anyway u r right they look so many things other than technical know how. Now i am in waiting queue(hopefully won't be too long) for their reply. they told me to wait 2-3 weeks for reply, isn't it too long or should i keep bugging them after a week. Anyone has any idea what are chances to get an offer after onsite interview or if in case of denial when they inform normally. Anyway i enjoyed the whole interview process although it was long but not hectic. Witing for reply.........


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:55 pm 
khas wrote:
I think you have sound background, you would be a good pick. They normally concetrate on problem solving skills. Did they asked you the date when they are intrested to conduct ur interview.

Hi guest have you been interviewed.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 5:59 pm 
hey viki. thanks for the sharing. im going to have my site interview as well. how many ppl did you meet up that day? any HR? any chance for a site tour?


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:10 pm 
Thanks a lot. I do have substantial knowledeg of IS 95 standard / protocol design / good digital comm fundamentals -- coding skills good are not the best ;). Did they get into the theory of Digital Comm / IS 95 - CDMA at all with you ? As far as C / C ++ programming was there anything unususal / outstanding that you remember (besides the usual class/struct/overloading kind of things)?[/quote]

Hello guest did u get any call for interview, ....


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:12 pm 
vek wrote:
hey viki. thanks for the sharing. im going to have my site interview as well. how many ppl did you meet up that day? any HR? any chance for a site tour?


When is ur interview and for which position. Yeh one will be HR interview and remaining will be technical.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 2:44 am 
hi viki. my interview will be in a week, for the RF hardware position. how about u? how does ur agenda look like? becuz they didnt provide one.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:05 pm 
khas wrote:
khas wrote:
I think you have sound background, you would be a good pick. They normally concetrate on problem solving skills. Did they asked you the date when they are intrested to conduct ur interview.

Hi guest have you been interviewed.


Hey Khas, I did, it was on Fri ... I think it was ok. My interviewer was good and had overall questions on Rf, Dig Comm Theory which I faired well. As far as the embedded software and c++ I think I didnt do the best job. Lets see what the outcome is.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:20 am 
anyone had an onsite interview recently? how did it look like?


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:07 am 
Guest wrote:
khas wrote:
khas wrote:
I think you have sound background, you would be a good pick. They normally concetrate on problem solving skills. Did they asked you the date when they are intrested to conduct ur interview.

Hi guest have you been interviewed.


Hey Khas, I did, it was on Fri ... I think it was ok. My interviewer was good and had overall questions on Rf, Dig Comm Theory which I faired well. As far as the embedded software and c++ I think I didnt do the best job. Lets see what the outcome is.


Are u embedded programming guy if so then better improve ur c/C++. Anyway good luck for the next interview. do let me know the outcome.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:21 pm 
How long after the phone screen did it take for QC to get back to you guys ?


 
  
 
 Post subject:
osted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:16 am 
Hey Khas,

Did you get to hear back from QC on your onsite ? I will be going onsite next month ... they finally contacted me to come on site.


 
  
 
 Post subject: RF Systems Software Engineer
Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:53 pm 
guest wrote:
Hey Khas,

Did you get to hear back from QC on your onsite ? I will be going onsite next month ... they finally contacted me to come on site.



Hey Guest/Khas,

I too have an interview scheduled for this position but I guess its a different one than yours as it was posted in their website only on Oct 25th.
My background is wireless comm/MIMO Space Time Coding.
I do have a good programming knowledge in C,C++ but how deep did they dig on this. I might have to spend some time with it.
My interview is scheduled fpr next week...
If you guys dont mind, can u give me some questions that you guys went thro' in the interview.

Thanks


 
  
 
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Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:11 pm 
Is it a phone or onsite interview ?


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:09 am 
Anonymous wrote:
Is it a phone or onsite interview ?


It is a phone interview...


 
  
 
 Post subject: Power management IC Design Engineer Position
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:48 pm 
Hi all:

I have a on-site interview with Qualcomm For Power management IC Design Engineer Position. Does anyone know of any interviews questions for this position or any similar position? What are the type of questions taht would be asked? Please help!

Thanks in advance,


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:19 am 
to dsur,

Is this a power management IC design or application engineering position?
Anyway revise magnetics associated with power supplies, LDO's and switching regulators, buck-boost converters,choppers and inverters, isolated topologies, thermal issues etc.
Be prepared to draw a lot of diagrams on the blackboard and derive mathematically. the interviews could last a full 8-9 hours collectively.

I have several close friends who either work or have worked at Q as RF design or application engineers or RFIC engineers

the common theme is

Pros - It is a great company to learn, work with some great technical people and they really do take care of you.
You will have a stable job and the perks are great.
Almost limitless opportunity for learning.

Cons - For the first 2 years of your job, be prepared to work 70 hours a week and get assigned some fairly routine tasks even if you are joining as an experienced person.
If you have visions of swift promotions and moving up the ladder, forget it. The management structure is well entrenched here.

Q is a great place for entry-level engineers (0-5 years) who have an opportunity to do cool stuff or seasoned industry veterans (15 years plus with a PhD) because they get to do all the bleeding edge work. they are biased towards people with a PhD from good institutes.


 
  
 
 Post subject: RF Systems Software Engineer
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:02 pm 
Hello everyone, i have telephonic interview set for next for RF Systems Software Engineer position. I have strong RF/CDMA background, don't have much experience on programming though. Any word of advice on what kind of questions to expect for programming.

i Would really appreciate if somene could give me few tips here.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: qualcomm Interview
Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2005 7:39 pm 
Guest wrote:
Thanks for reply guest. I am still wondering about how long it will take for them to get back after the interview. I will take my next step on that basis. I do not want to rush it in.

Best Regards,


how long does it usually take to hear back from QC after the site interview?


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: qualcomm Interview
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:39 am 
eci wrote:
Guest wrote:
Thanks for reply guest. I am still wondering about how long it will take for them to get back after the interview. I will take my next step on that basis. I do not want to rush it in.

Best Regards,


how long does it usually take to hear back from QC after the site interview?


It normally takes 2 weeks. when was ur interview and for what position, can u please share with us.


 
  
 
 Post subject: ON-site for Analog/Power Verification and Integration Eng.
Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:07 am 
Thank you Quest! for your suggestions...My on-site interview with Qualcomm for Power Management IC design Engineer was cancelled. Now they are calling me in for a different position ' Analog/Power Verification and Integration Engineer'...This position suits my profile better, as I have experience with bench testing, characterization and software testing of circuits too in my internship. They said it would be about a 4-6 hrs interview. Could you please provide me with any tips for this kinda position?


 
  
 
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Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:08 am 
Sorry for mispelling your ID, Guest!....I guess Q is too much into my mind -:)


 Post subject: RF Sys S/W
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:06 pm 
lots of talk about interviews, has anyone successfully cleared the QC onsite RF Sys Sw position ?

If someone has gone onsite for that position I am sure a lot of ppl would be interested in hearing how it went.

The trend in this forum seems to be a lot of questions and very few answers ??


 
  
 
 Post subject: QC RF Sys SW interview experience
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:42 pm 
 
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Hi,
I did have an interview with QC on RF Sys Sw position.
But the most unbelievable thing was the interviewer asked me just C++ questions and it was definitely an unpleasant surprise because i do not have C++ on my resume anywhere !!!
So just gear up for some strong C++ questions including definitions, logics and syntaxes !!! He did not care abt my RF knowledge at all except for Noise figure definition.

Good luck !!!


 
   
 
 Post subject: interesting
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:51 pm 
Recently I had been to an on-site interview at Qualcomm.The process was very professional.Most of the questions asked were about previous projects,what was the most difficult problems that I was able to solve in my previous projects,my weakness,strength..................... I was interviewed by 5 people.
The overall experience was interesting!


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: QC RF Sys SW interview experience
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:22 pm 
lukin4job wrote:
Hi,
I did have an interview with QC on RF Sys Sw position.
But the most unbelievable thing was the interviewer asked me just C++ questions and it was definitely an unpleasant surprise because i do not have C++ on my resume anywhere !!!
So just gear up for some strong C++ questions including definitions, logics and syntaxes !!! He did not care abt my RF knowledge at all except for Noise figure definition.

Good luck !!!


Bro, its a Software position .. you should expect c++ questions. But I believe that should not be the only focus.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: QC RF Sys SW interview experience
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:44 pm 
 
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That is exactly what i have to say !!
When they say RF Sys Software,,, they shud focus atleast some topics related to RF also, right !!!
Well, anyways, if they do want candidates good @ Software ,then they should give a closer look to the resumes for finding what they want.
It was definitely not for me as i do not have C++ on my resume...


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:09 pm 
I am surprised to hear that Lukin4job, did you go onsite, i believe they have a good phone screen before they call you onsite.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:50 pm 
 
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This sounds like typical HR dept. pre-screening shenanigans (read "recruiters" that are direct hire employees - no less inept). It sounds like it was a pure SW job that just happened to be focused on an RF application area. HR, as usual, has no idea what the job is really all about.


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:16 pm 
kpainter wrote:
This sounds like typical HR dept. pre-screening shenanigans (read "recruiters" that are direct hire employees - no less inept). It sounds like it was a pure SW job that just happened to be focused on an RF application area. HR, as usual, has no idea what the job is really all about.


Dude, it is the Senior engineers who phone screen and not the HR, HR just sets it up. I cant believe that he went in for a onsite without a phone screen.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:23 pm 
kpainter wrote:
This sounds like typical HR dept. pre-screening shenanigans (read "recruiters" that are direct hire employees - no less inept). It sounds like it was a pure SW job that just happened to be focused on an RF application area. HR, as usual, has no idea what the job is really all about.


Mr KPainter,

It is easy to blame the HR, the position clearly states stong fundamentals in OOP. look into the req befor applying is what I have to say. Do not blame HR / Recruiters you should actually be thankful for at least giving you a chance !!


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:28 pm 
 
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This sounds like typical HR dept. pre-screening shenanigans (read "recruiters" that are direct hire employees - no less inept). It sounds like it was a pure SW job that just happened to be focused on an RF application area. HR, as usual, has no idea what the job is really all about.


I must agree with you kpainter, that whenever HR or recruiters are in the picture things go wrong. These HR/recruiters involved in high-tech have no idea about technology. Their function is identical to the "search" function of WORD. Namely, they locate the buzz words in the candidate's CV and compare it with the words in the job description without understanding the candidate's CV and background. At this point the wrong candidate is being invited to a false job interview and go out with a big disappointment and the company waist his/her time!

Damnd recuiters! :x

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sted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:36 pm 
 
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Anonymous wrote:
kpainter wrote:
This sounds like typical HR dept. pre-screening shenanigans (read "recruiters" that are direct hire employees - no less inept). It sounds like it was a pure SW job that just happened to be focused on an RF application area. HR, as usual, has no idea what the job is really all about.


Dude, it is the Senior engineers who phone screen and not the HR, HR just sets it up. I cant believe that he went in for a onsite without a phone screen.


I can't believe it was the "Senior Engineer" was the one who set up the interview - no, as you say, it was HR who set it up. Therefore, by your own admission, HR IS the cause of the problem. That IS THEIR JOB! And they wasted everyone's time by NOT doing their job.

HR should have did/insisted upon a phone screen with the Senior Engineer. How is it the applicant's fault that the guy went in for an interview when the applicant obviously was not what they were looking for?

So, Dude, are you an HR flunky?


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:40 pm 
 
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GPRX wrote:
kpainter wrote:
This sounds like typical HR dept. pre-screening shenanigans (read "recruiters" that are direct hire employees - no less inept). It sounds like it was a pure SW job that just happened to be focused on an RF application area. HR, as usual, has no idea what the job is really all about.


Mr KPainter,

It is easy to blame the HR, the position clearly states stong fundamentals in OOP. look into the req befor applying is what I have to say. Do not blame HR / Recruiters you should actually be thankful for at least giving you a chance !!


I didn't apply. I can blame HR all I want. I know from personal experience that most of them don't have any clue about who would or would not be a good canidate for any job.

Having said that, maybe the person applying for this job should have did a little more research on the requirements. I can't say.


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:31 pm 
kpainter wrote:
Anonymous wrote:
kpainter wrote:
This sounds like typical HR dept. pre-screening shenanigans (read "recruiters" that are direct hire employees - no less inept). It sounds like it was a pure SW job that just happened to be focused on an RF application area. HR, as usual, has no idea what the job is really all about.


Dude, it is the Senior engineers who phone screen and not the HR, HR just sets it up. I cant believe that he went in for a onsite without a phone screen.


I can't believe it was the "Senior Engineer" was the one who set up the interview - no, as you say, it was HR who set it up. Therefore, by your own admission, HR IS the cause of the problem. That IS THEIR JOB! And they wasted everyone's time by NOT doing their job.

HR should have did/insisted upon a phone screen with the Senior Engineer. How is it the applicant's fault that the guy went in for an interview when the applicant obviously was not what they were looking for?

So, Dude, are you an HR flunky?


No sir I am not an HR flunky(whatever that is sup to mean), all I am trying to get across is that in most companies candidates are not brought onsite (at least the ones i have interviewed with) without at least a phone screen(mostly by engneers and I know as a fact that QC does that), those are company policies and HR ppl dont ASK for phone screens. I am not trying to pick on anyone. you are getting it all wrong. if you have followed the thread, the posn. in context is a RF s/w posn and the person did not realistically expect not to have C++ questions not to be asked. it is to that I am saying that the HR should not be blamed.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:45 pm 
 
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Anonymous wrote:
No sir I am not an HR flunky(whatever that is sup to mean), all I am trying to get across is that in most companies candidates are not brought onsite (at least the ones i have interviewed with) without at least a phone screen(mostly by engneers and I know as a fact that QC does that), those are company policies and HR ppl dont ASK for phone screens. I am not trying to pick on anyone. you are getting it all wrong. if you have followed the thread, the posn. in context is a RF s/w posn and the person did not realistically expect not to have C++ questions not to be asked. it is to that I am saying that the HR should not be blamed.


Ok, what I am asking is this: On what basis did the HR person feel that this person was qualified to do software engineering at all given the applicant didn't have any references to C++ in his resume?

That seems to me to be a VERY basic requirement for this position. HR is tasked with placing qualified applicants in front of hiring managers. They didn't do that. You seem to be placing all of the responsibility of applicant making it to the correct job within a huge company on the applicant. But HR is firmly stuck in the middle making the decision on who gets an interview. Lets say that again: HR decides who gets an interview in every company I have ever been in - not the applicant. I don't see how QC is any different. In my mind, HR dropped the ball and they made a potentially capable applicant (in other than C++) feel like crap due to their incompetence.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Interview coming up soon
Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:38 am 
I have an interview with Qualcomm coming up. Has anyone interviewed with the Government Systems division in San Diego?


 
  
 
 Post subject: Dress Code for on-site interview
Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:09 pm 
Thank you everyone for all of the input about the process and some things to expect.....

A simple but important question.....in your opinion, what do you think is the best (proper) dress code for the on-site interviews?

Did anyone have a lunch interview? Off-site? On-stie? Was there a lot of down time between interviews? What was the length for each interview?

Thank you for any input. On-site interview in the next two weeks and will respond back with my experience.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dress Code for on-site interview
Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:57 pm 
Buckeye wrote:
Thank you everyone for all of the input about the process and some things to expect.....

A simple but important question.....in your opinion, what do you think is the best (proper) dress code for the on-site interviews?

Did anyone have a lunch interview? Off-site? On-stie? Was there a lot of down time between interviews? What was the length for each interview?

Thank you for any input. On-site interview in the next two weeks and will respond back with my experience.


This might help:
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/interview ... uccess.htm

http://www.worktree.com/tb/IN_dress.cfm


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dress Code for on-site interview
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:23 am 
 
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Thanks for the dress code references. I have added them to the RF Cafe Job Search page, and also added them to the Recent Additions list on the homepage.

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 Post subject:
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Glad could be out of service :)


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:23 pm 
I had an interview at Qualcomm last week for a software position, it lasted like 6 hrs, and had very little downtime, I went directly from 1 person to the next. Each interview lasted about an hour. Most of the interviews were technical, where they asked me about previous projects, work experience, and some C++ programming questions about linked lists, OOP ect. The final interview was with an HR guy, who went over QC's benefits, etc. He said he will get back to me within 1-2 weeks about the position. I hope this helps.


 
  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:55 pm 
guest wrote:
I had an interview at Qualcomm last week for a software position, it lasted like 6 hrs, and had very little downtime, I went directly from 1 person to the next. Each interview lasted about an hour. Most of the interviews were technical, where they asked me about previous projects, work experience, and some C++ programming questions about linked lists, OOP ect. The final interview was with an HR guy, who went over QC's benefits, etc. He said he will get back to me within 1-2 weeks about the position. I hope this helps.


Hi Guest, how many of the 5 interviews were C++ based and how many were RF / CDMA based ?

When you mean Linked List questions were they about writing the pseudo code or did they ask you to write the actual code - stuff like adding a node / reversing a list and stuff like that ?

Were there a lot of questions on CDMA working, how much on RF like amps, filters and finally was the HR only focussed on benifits and pay or did he have behavioral questions as well ?

I know a lot of questions .. but I guess a lot of ppl would benifit.

Thanks


 
  
 
 Post subject: Phone Interview with Qualcomm - Entry level Digital Design
Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:36 pm 
 
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HI
I have a telephone interview next week with qualcomm for ASIC- Digital design engineer position. What kind of questions can i expect on the telephone interview.

Any help will be greatly appreciated


 
   
 
 Post subject: Phone Interview with Qualcomm
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:14 pm 
 
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Hi All,
I have recently got over the telephone interview and
have an onsite interview. Some of the questions that
were asked during telephone interview are:
1)use of Static keyword in C
2) virtual destructor, virtual function
3)Overloading & Overriding
4)Semaphores
5)Test and set instruction
and some other.

Can u guys who have completed the interviews with QUALCOMM
share your experiences either telephone or onsite.
It will really help others. I am in very need of those questions

Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance


 
   
 
 Post subject: rf system software engineer - on-site
Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:56 pm 
Hi,

A repeat of one of the emails posted before - What exactly did they ask for the on-site interview of rf sys software position ? What questions in RF/CDMA and what questions in C,C++ ?

Thanks a lot,

rr.


  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:57 am 
Has anybody actually gotten a job at Qualcolm. Seems like an awful lot of interviewing.

 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:54 pm 
Anyone had on-site interview at Qualcomm for digital design/verification position? Anyone knows any specific questions they were asked on-site. Logic design, C/C++, verification questions??? Any help is greatly appreciated.


 
  
 
 Post subject: help with an interview
Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2006 10:41 pm 
Hi all,
i have an onsite interview with qualcomm this friday. could anyone please tell me what type of questions they ask in C, C++ and perl. do they concentrate in programming languages or show more interest in communication protocols???


someone


 
  
 
 Post subject: phone interview questions
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:48 pm 
hi Someone Guest:

I have a phone interview this week for s/w engg position. What were the questions they asked u for phone interview? Would be very helpful for me..i would appreciate a fast response from you (UID: someone).

Thanks.


 
  
 
 Post subject: Re: rf system software engineer - on-site
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 8:08 pm 
Hi rr,

Can u tell wht q's they asked u for rf system sw engr onsite interview. I have a phone interview for the same position. ur help wud be greatly appreciated.

Thanks



rr wrote:
Hi ,
A repeat of one of the emails posted before - What exactly did they ask for the on-site interview of rf sys software position ? What questions in RF/CDMA and what questions in C,C++ ?

Thanks a lot,

rr.


 
  
 
 Post subject: HOw many days will QC guys take to make a decision
Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:00 pm 
 
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Hi All,
I attended onsite interview for Digital Design engineer position on Jan6 2006. They told they need 2 weeks to make a decision. I didnt hear from them till now. I mailed and called the HR contact person, but never got any reply. Will the Qualcomm guys inform me if iam not selected? Typically how much time will they take to make a decision.

Thanks for your time


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: HOw many days will QC guys take to make a decision
Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:06 pm 
lexdude wrote:
Hi All,
I attended onsite interview for Digital Design engineer position on Jan6 2006. They told they need 2 weeks to make a decision. I didnt hear from them till now. I mailed and called the HR contact person, but never got any reply. Will the Qualcomm guys inform me if iam not selected? Typically how much time will they take to make a decision.

Thanks for your time


Dude -- you got rejected... sorry

If they want to go further -- they contact you almost the next day or two.
That two week buffer is never/rarely used.

-r.


 
  
 
 Post subject: thnx
Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:23 am 
 
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Thnx Guest for the info. I was expecting this but want to confitm.But its bad on part of QC guys for not getting back.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: thnx
Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:16 pm 
 
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lexdude wrote:
Thnx Guest for the info. I was expecting this but want to confitm.But its bad on part of QC guys for not getting back.


I think the reason they didn't get back to you to tell you that you didn't make the cut is that then it would give you an opportunity to question their judgment ... in court. This is the result of our overly litigious society. Thank a lawyer.


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:54 am 
 
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hi guys
i was phone interveiwed by qualcomm for software intern position,i got mail next day mornin from them that they were impressed witt the results and wud conduct second technical phone interveiw this week,i want to know how different second intervew will be from first one bcoz both happen to be technical interveiws,will they go into subject in more depth?how many phone intevews they will conduct bfore callin for onsite interveiws?is the interveiw procedure nad difficulty level for internships is same as for full time position?


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 2:58 am 
 
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hi guys
i was phone interveiwed by qualcomm for software intern position,i got mail next day mornin from them that they were impressed witt the results and wud conduct second technical phone interveiw this week,i want to know how different second intervew will be from first one bcoz both happen to be technical interveiws,will they go into subject in more depth?how many phone intevews they will conduct bfore callin for onsite interveiws?


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:11 am 
 
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hi guys
i was phone interveiwed by qualcomm for software intern position,i got mail next day mornin from them that they were impressed witt the results and wud conduct second technical phone interveiw this week,i want to know how different second intervew will be from first one bcoz both happen to be technical interveiws,will they go into subject in more depth?how many phone intevews they will conduct bfore callin for onsite interveiws?is the interveiw procedure nad difficulty level for internships is same as for full time position?


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm onsite interview
Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 3:28 am 
 
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hi
was phone interveiwed by qualcomm for software intern position,i got mail next day mornin from them that they were impressed witt the results and wud conduct second technical phone interveiw this week,i want to know how different second intervew will be from first one bcoz both happen to be technical interveiws,will they go into subject in more depth?how many phone intevews they will conduct bfore callin for onsite interveiws?is the interveiw procedure nad difficulty level for internships is same as for full time position?












guest wrote:
I interviewed with QC and now I have a job offer in hand. I have been to many interviews so far (Microsoft & Nvidia) and I found the Qualcomm interviews to be the most professional. I had 2 phone interviews before i was called for a full days interview(5 technical rounds). The questions ranged from tricky C++ questions (copy constructos, virtual functions, reference, pointers etc etc etc) to basic OS questions(context switch, semaphores, virtual memory etc etc) to tricky problem solving questions. I think QC beleives in hiring ppl with a wide range of skillset and not anybody with specific knowledge. This was evident as not a single question was asked about my previous work or papers that i have published. All in all, be ready for very technical interviews. I like the ppl, the job profile etc in QC over Microsoft & have decided to join QC.


 
   
 
 Post subject: RFIC/Analog Design Interview
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:05 pm 
 
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Hello all,

First, let me tell you that I appreciate people contributing to this post because I wasn't a least bit surprised what happened a few days ago. I went to career fair at my university and submitted my resume to QC and immediately he started asking questions. In all he asked 6/7 questions and somehow I answered them all and got them right. They were simple questions though, nothing major. I was asked about difference between dB and dBm, why is it called Common Emitter and why is it usually used at the end of circuits like an op-amp. Do you characterize LNA as linear or non-linear component and why? When designing an amplifier how do you go about picking a device? What are odd harmonic and what do you want to do with them. Another question that was asked by the person to a person who was in front of me was what's the difference between MOSFET and BJT or why kind of device are they. The person struggled to answer. My first response would have been that one is currrent device and another is voltage device and then talk about what kinds of carrires they have. A phone interview is now scheduled.

I was wondering if someone has an idea of what depth and topics they ask about RF/analog IC design. In particular, I would like to know what types of circuit questions they ask. Do they go much in depth with device physics. I read in the posts that they go in depth but a lot of those were dedicated to system level/programming. I know I need to know about IIP3, linearity, NF, Gain, Dynamic Range, frequency response, smith chart, etc but what about hardcore circuit questions. I read somewhere that they made people dervie noise figure for MOSFET/BJT---that seems odd. But still I don't consider it really a hardcore circuit question. I would appreciate if someone can provide some feedback and useful information on interview questions for RFIC/analog IC design. Thanks a lot.

-B


 
   
 
 Post subject: Embedded Systems SW Engineer
Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:56 pm 
 
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I have a interview next week for Embedded Systems Engineer. It would be great if some1 could give me guidelines.

thanks


 
   
 
 Post subject: Phone interview for Senior Analog/Power IC Design Engineer
Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:48 pm 
 
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Hi,
I have a phone interview for the post of Senior Analog/Power IC design engineer. Could someone pls tell me what kind of questions to expect in a phone interview? I mean how deep do they go into the technical stuff? What would they concentrate on?
Thanks!


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: HOw many days will QC guys take to make a decision
Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:21 pm 
 
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lexdude wrote:
Hi All,
I attended onsite interview for Digital Design engineer position on Jan6 2006. They told they need 2 weeks to make a decision. I didnt hear from them till now. I mailed and called the HR contact person, but never got any reply. Will the Qualcomm guys inform me if iam not selected? Typically how much time will they take to make a decision.

Thanks for your time


Hey lexdude,
After reading all the reviews its scaring me. I have an interview for Digital ASIC Design intern position, scheduled for wednesday. It'ld be great help if you could get back to me on what type of questions to expect.
The skills expected for this position are as shown.

Knowledge of one or more of following languages: VHDL, Verilog, C, Perl, shell scripting-Coursework in digital logic design, digital circuit design, semiconductor physics, design-for-test, VLSI design, & microprocessor/DSP architecture

Please get back to me on it. Any help/suggestioon appreciated.
Thanks,


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: RFIC/Analog Design Interview
Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:07 pm 
 
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boon wrote:
Hello all,

Hi,

Yes you are preparing in the correct direction. Just be strong in basics, obviously you need to know about RF Metrics, CE Amplifier right from its biasing to analyzing its frequency response, stability issues. Never forget Smith Chart and Noise figure you are invariably questioned on these two by almost every interviewer. I dont think derivations are required but u need to know the final result and its physical significance. Learn all the block diagrams and know the operation of every block in it, its components and its application. I just finished an on-site with QC so these shld be helpful for you. I was also questioned in detail on LNA, VCO and PLL; like what kind of topology is used, why is it used and why not other topologies etc., The first thing is know ur resume in and out that itself makes u clear half of the interview, the other half basics .

Good Luck!
-B


 
   
 
 Post subject: Interview with qualcomm
Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:07 am 
 
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Hi guys,
I have interview with qualcomm for intern position in UMTS test group.

I have background in wireless communication . I was just wondering what kind of questions i should except? would they throw many programming languague (C,C++) questions? I am not master at those. O/w Wireless comm is fine with me.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Speech Coding Systems Engineer
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:12 pm 
 
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This is probably the wrong place to post this but I have a phone interview with QC tomorrow. The position is for Speech Coding Systems Engineer. Anyone have any experiences/advice regarding what to expect?

Thanks


 
   
 
 Post subject: Speech Coding Systems Engineer
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:13 pm 
 
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This is probably the wrong place to post this but I have a phone interview with QC tomorrow. The position is for Speech Coding Systems Engineer. Anyone have any experiences/advice regarding what to expect?

Thanks


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:22 am 
 
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Hi Guys,

I had my first telephonic interview with Qualcomm for an Embedded Systems developer position, 2 days back. Does anybody has any idea about how long Qualcomm takes to get back to the candidates with the results of the scrrening interviews?


 
   
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm interview reply
Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:48 am 
 
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[quote="linish"]Hi Guys,

I had my first telephonic interview with Qualcomm for an Embedded Systems developer position, 2 days back. Does anybody has any idea about how long Qualcomm takes to get back to the candidates with the results of the scrrening interviews?[/quote]

I have few friends working in qualcomm.. As per them HR in qualcomm is very slow. Sometime you may have to wait for 3-4 weeks even if you have been selected for next round of interview.

Myself waiting for my internship interview reply since 2 weeks which was incidentally same group where my friend is working.. and he keeps telling me don't get bored or tensed.. it would take 4 weeks for decision to reach me. but one thing he believes that if they have to reject candidate then manager himself would email the candidate o/w they would pass case to HR.

i hope this would help you


 
   
 
 Post subject: QC Interview Reply
Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:43 pm 
 
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Thanks a lot for replying nilphd. So far, I haven't received any rejection letter from the
person who interviewed me :) . But, he did say that I would hear from the HR about the next step in the process. Does it mean that he found my tech. knowledge good enough to qualify me for the next interview?


 
   
 
 Post subject: You should get interview
Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:13 pm 
 
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Looks like you are all set for second interview!!!

Have u heard anything from them or still waiting mode!!!

I am sure u would get onsite but when that's a question only "HR" knows :)

I am still waiting for my interview result which is +ve which i know from internal sources :)


 
   
 
 Post subject: Digital design intern interview
Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:16 pm 
 
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Hi all,

I have a phone interview with QC for digital design related intern position. Skills reqd: Verilog, ckt design semiconductor physics.. What sort of Qs shud I expect ? Kindly share ur experiences with me.

Do u guyz know, if for the intern position its just a phone interview and no onsite interview ?

Any help wud be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

rkrathi.
 Post subject: help regarding interview
Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 5:14 am 
 
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hi ,

i have a telephonic interview with qualcomm for PMIC( power mangement IC position) can you please tell me the question I can expect. I dont know much about RFIC .... still can i expect questions on RFIC ... what analog IC questions can I expect.. please help me out ...


 
   
 
 Post subject: Help with telephonic Interview questions
Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:34 pm 
 
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Hi all,

I have a telephonic interview with qualcomm for design verification position. I request to people who have already attended interviews for this position to give me an idea as to what questions I can expect. The various fields to concentrate on like Logic design, C/C++, verification questions, etc. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Sreddy


 
   
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm On site interview
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:04 pm 
 
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Hi
I have an onsite interview at Qualcomm for analog/power verification and integration engineer. I know I need to have my fundamentals clear on analog designing and power circuits.... Can any one help me with what kind of question are exactly asked.....
Thanks


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: ON-site for Analog/Power Verification and Integration En
Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:20 pm 
 
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Hi Dsur
I read in some previous mails that you had an onsite interview for analog/power verification and integration engineer position. i hav ethe same now and wish to know if u can help me with questions they asked you....... any help will be greatly appreciated.
thanks
megha


DSur wrote:
Thank you Quest! for your suggestions...My on-site interview with Qualcomm for Power Management IC design Engineer was cancelled. Now they are calling me in for a different position ' Analog/Power Verification and Integration Engineer'...This position suits my profile better, as I have experience with bench testing, characterization and software testing of circuits too in my internship. They said it would be about a 4-6 hrs interview. Could you please provide me with any tips for this kinda position?


 
   
 
 Post subject: RF and Digital Communicatio Soft System Engineer position
Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:37 pm 
 
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Has anyone been to Qualcomm onsite interview for "RF and Digi Com System Software Engineer' position?

What kind of Questiong to expect?

only software, or wireless digital comm too?

What to expect in RF Side?

your help would be appreciated.

Regards


 
   
 
 Post subject: Interviewing
Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:47 pm 
 
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Feel free to see our website for inteviewing techniques and methods to suceed at interviewing.
Most smart companies are using Behavioural Interviewing questions, so you should be prepared for those.
http://www.permantech.com/cand-tips.php
this info is free. Good luck

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 Post subject:
Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:28 pm 
 
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Hi nilphd,

I have been called for an on-site interview for the same position: RF & Dig Comm Sys. SW Engineer. Don't have much info about the questions, but expect mainly software questions. Thats what I was asked during the telephonic interview.

Amp


 
   
 
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Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:18 pm 
 
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Hi,
It could take about 1-2 weeks.
amp


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:45 pm 
 
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Hi quakquak,

I am not quite sure about that one. Haven't attended the on-site interview yet.

Sanal


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:40 am 
 
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Qualcomm Wannabe wrote:
Hello,
I have got an Interview with Qualcomm for RF Engineer (Harware)position.Could some one help me with the type of questions to expect.I have heard they have some good technical interviews.

Any help is greatly appreciated

Thanks


Qualcomm is a great company. I worked in thier enviornment prior to the split with M/A Com. There is an unspoker management thing that your work is "adaquet" at best lest you be Senior Verterbi. Just remain positive and if you got the goods it should go OK.
Best,
Michael


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:18 am 
 
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Hi Amp,

What happened with your interview..please share..

thnks..


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:23 pm 
 
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How long does it take to get a reply after a phone / onsite interview? [specially if you are rejected]


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:22 am 
 
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Hi,

I haven't attended my on-site interview yet. Will let you know how it goes.

Regards,

Amp.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: RF and Digital Communicatio Soft System Engineer positio
Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:40 pm 
 
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Hi nilphd,

I have a phone interview with Qualcomm for Digi comn Rf Sys SW engineer position. Please let me know what kind of questions to expect in the interview. Will the questions be more on RF side or C ++ side?

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks

nilphd wrote:
Has anyone been to Qualcomm onsite interview for "RF and Digi Com System Software Engineer' position?

What kind of Questiong to expect?

only software, or wireless digital comm too?

What to expect in RF Side?

your help would be appreciated.

Regards


 
   
 
 Post subject: Technical ladder at qualcomm
Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 5:41 pm 
 
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Hi,

Does any one know the techincal ladder at qualcomm?
What is the difference betweeen a senior engineer and a staff egnineer?

Thanks for your reply.

eus


 
   
 
 Post subject: Tips for on-site interview S/W Engineer(Qualcomm)
Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:25 pm 
 
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Hi,

I have an onsite interview at Qualcomm for Server software Engineer position(New grad) coming shortly. Does anybody know what kind of questions to expect?? I guess the interview will be tough...It would be helpful if someone can give information on on-site interviews for S/W Engineers.

Thanks a lot


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:31 pm 
 
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Hi,

I was at QC for an onsite interview for a Dig comm system SW engineer. The questions were mostly from digital communications - fundamentals.
Very few programming questions. They asked most of it during the telephone interview.


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:42 pm 
 
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hello everyone,

I have a telephonic interview with qualcomm for RF Bench test Engineer. Can anybody tell me what kind of questions can be asked?


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:41 pm 
 
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[quote="amplifier"]Hi,

I was at QC for an onsite interview for a Dig comm system SW engineer. The questions were mostly from digital communications - fundamentals.
Very few programming questions. They asked most of it during the telephone interview.[/quote]


Is this the 'Digital Communications / RF Systems Software Engineer' position you are talking about, if so I just wanted to know what topics did he cover in the interview and the programming questions he asked. I have digital and wireless communications and digital design on my resume. This is only the first round of telephonic interview.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Interview
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:31 pm 
 
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I got an offer from Qualcomm...
Software developement intern position

Well, as I recalled the on-site interview I had a warm friendly lunch with my boss(also an engineer) and another engineer at restaurant.... it was quite a pleasant lunch and I guess it boosts my impression a lot. After the lunch we went back to Qualcomm building and started interview.....first one is pretty much behavior ~ he just chatted with me about what I had done in the college and which classes I liked the most and why. I talked to him more than 50 minutes....then the final technical interview boss came...I went with him to a conference room and my ass got whooped so bad lol
he asked me to write a 3x3 Medium filter using C .... well I got the major part right but I guessed he wasn't quite satisfied cuz he kept telling me to write the "complete program" that the compiler understands... then he asked me about CMOS .... the last part again he asked me what I am good at....as I timidly answered DSP. So he asked me about designing a linear phase filter , type I II III IV, IIR vs. FIR and more DSP..
He was intimidating but I indeed learned a lot because he taught me not to put things I am not best at on the resume.
After a few follow ups and appreciation e-mails they just informed me that I got the offer ~ which took approximately 1 month after the last interview.

Hope this helps!!
good luck to job hunting!


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:31 am 
 
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Hi,

I have an interview for a marketing job. Does anyone know what types of questions Qualcomm asks?

Thanks,
Comp


 
   
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm: Systems application engineer
Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 11:02 am 
 
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Hi all,

I have an on-site with QC for a systems application engineer MediaFLO position. Does anyone have/had i/v for a similar position like this? If so, please share your expreiences and possible i/v questions.

Thanks


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:49 pm 
 
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qualcomm wrote:
How long does it take to get a reply after a phone / onsite interview? [specially if you are rejected]


I interviewed and thought it went pretty well. However, the never got back in touch with me (even after pinging the HR lady once). Very arrogant bunch


 
   
 
 Post subject: hello...
Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:40 pm 
 
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I have interview for the same Digi Comm/RF Systems S/W Engg. Can you please tell me a few example fundamental questions that were asked to you.
THanks
Hemish

amplifier wrote:
Hi,

I was at QC for an onsite interview for a Dig comm system SW engineer. The questions were mostly from digital communications - fundamentals.
Very few programming questions. They asked most of it during the telephone interview.

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 Post subject: qualcomm
Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:15 pm 
 
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My old professor worked at qualcomm,

make sure you understand dB and dBm correlating with link budgeting...

...also understand quarter wave transformers.

pc
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:48 pm 
 
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If you are applying for a legal position with Qualcomm, it might be good to understand what "aggravated litigation misconduct and standards abuse" means. :roll:


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: qualcomm
Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:02 am 
 
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eddielee wrote:
My old professor worked at qualcomm,

make sure you understand dB and dBm correlating with link budgeting...

...also understand quarter wave transformers.

pc


I can confirm this as per my onsite interview 2weeks ago, boy i wished i new more about 1/4 transormers.
I have been on many onsite interviews with QC (actually everytime i get a phone interview i get called in (all for tech postions)


 
   
 
 Post subject: Systems Test - Engineer, Staff
Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:06 pm 
 
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Has anyone interview for the systems test eng position, if so, can you give me some information about the phone and onside interview.....what kind of technical questions do they ask for this position?


 
   
 
 Post subject: Configuration management interivew with QC
Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:41 pm 
 
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Has anyone had Build & Release / CM interview with QC before? I'm having an onsite one soon, I have no idea what they are going to ask since there isn't any of this type of knowledge in the textbook per se... don't know what to expect besides to talk about related work experience. Anyone experienced with this?


 
   
 
 Post subject: please help me
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:18 am 
 
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i am adi.....i am scheduled an interview call for internship for the position of wireless/digital communication intern...please let me know what the interviewer asks and how are qualcom interviews i heard they are very tuff....please i would really appreciate if you could give me any deatils..

thanks............


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:44 pm 
 
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hey adi, r u done with ur interview?? plz share your experience...


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 1:59 am 
 
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hey my interview is postponed did u have it how was it..


 
   
 
 Post subject: Interview
Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:07 pm 
 
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Hi All, I had a first round interview with Qualcomm, got through and have another round to go. First round questions were pretty basic - convolution, path loss, frequency translation etc. any pointers on what to expect in the second round - digital comm or wireless comm. any info would be helpful...


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Interview coming up soon
Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:39 am 
 
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Engineer wrote:
I have an interview with Qualcomm coming up. Has anyone interviewed with the Government Systems division in San Diego?


I had a phone interview for the same area. The first question was about my clearance and how long it was good for. The next question was to tell about myself and my job history. Next they dived into each job and asked me to explain the highlight of something I accomplished (some technical adversity and how it was overcome). They then asked about the purpose of vlans, the difference between a switch and router (Layer-wise), firewall questions, how to detect protocols, different ways to monitor a network (passive vs active), subnetting (need to study up on that - usually use a calc), programming experience (vbscript/wmi for ntwk admin stuff), had I ever had to deal with an angry customer and how I handled it, had I ever had to influence a decision and give an example, how to change a local machine password in AD 2003, how to change a dynamic account in AD 2003, what variables could be changed on an account by a sysadmin, what was the difference between a static address and dynamic address, descript dhcp and how scopes work, describe dns, how many DC's can be on a network (ans: infinite - however I pointed out that you want to limit it due to the overhead that each DC would use on the network), how to map a printer, how to promote or demote a DC (dcpromo), what fsmo (pronounced "fizmo" is (something about flexible services - not sure). That was my phone interview. There were more questions but I don't remember all of them. I know it lasted about an hour of me pacing back and forth. My onsite interview is Wednesday and I'm really nervous. I've been in the Navy for almost 20 years, and I'm more a jack of all trades than a specific area. I've had to learn new things for each facet of my job, then dump it to learn something else. I'm good at someone giving me a problem and telling me to figure it out, as long as I have the resources to do it (internet, library, hands-on). So I'm probably going to fail the onsite interview but I'll take out of it quite a bit as far as the questions and how qualcomm is ran. So far everyone that I've dealt with has been very professional and even pretty friendly! Even if I don't get the job, it will be a GREAT learning experience. I'll post everything I can remember from the onsite that I learn in hopes that it will help someone here get the job.


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:03 pm 
 
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Hi all,

I am a masters student and I have an on-site interview for an summer internship coming up with Qualcomm for a software engineer intern position. Has anyone here gone through an internship interview? If so, could you please share your experience and the kind of questions they may ask?


 
   
 
 Post subject: Qualcomm Onsite Interview
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:36 am 
 
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Well, it's been some time since my onsite interview but it's well worth it. It looks like I've been picked up for the job I applied for. Its for an IT Security Engineer. For the onsite interview, I met with 7 different people and was moved along pretty quickly. The main questions asked (in no particular order) were: Why do I want to work for QCOM (cutting edge technology!) If given a problem or software project that I knew nothing about, what would I do to figure it out (Q'it - ask around, google it, library, etc...) Did you ever have to talk/sell a supervisor-manager into something they really didn't want (millions of times) What are at least two times where you went above and beyond in your current or past jobs and what did it entail (rebuilt a router from the ground up (hardware , then software while floating in the middle of the Indian Ocean with no manual or tech support, just myself; that was just one of many) Why don't you have a college degree or any industry certs (jack of all trades and my work doesn't allow me the time for traditional or even non-traditional studies.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Phone interview query
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:08 am 
 
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Hi I am a recent MSEE graduate with a focus on DSP.
I have a phone interview with QC this friday.

Has anyone interview for the systems test engineer position(QCT), if so, can you give me some information about the phone interview.....what kind of technical questions do they ask for this position?
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 Post subject: Offered a job a QCOM
Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 2:11 pm 
 
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Hello everybody,

I have been working as a Hardware Design Engineer in a reputed MNC for about 2.5 years. Recently I was offered a job by Qualcomm Inc. for Applications Engineer - Power Management IC group. Unfortunately, the base salary offered (mid seventies) doesnt meet my expectations. I make a decent base salary (mid-sixties) in Alabama and am really thinking whether this job is worth taking.

I know that Qualcomm is one of the best employers and takes good care of its employees, but am unable to decide whether this offer is in line with industry standard in San Diego... I have been trying to negotiate but they are adamant... They are offering me a decent sign on bonus and relocation package though... I want to know the opinion of some the experienced guys who work at QCOM... Your input would be really helpful

Thanks and regards,
KS


 
   
 
 Post subject: QC phone interview help
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:13 pm 
 
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Hi everyone,
Thanks to all for making this a great thread to gain some good insights on QC interviews. Ok, here's my situation, i got a phone interview for a bench test/characterization engineer in RF with QC. I have 2 years working in design, test and manufacturing for high power RF components (not really low power QC ASIC material). What kind of interview should i be expecting? I am of lowly BSEE order and all RF experince i have i have gained through work (mostly practical), but from what i hear they are theory freaks (kinda ironic that most textbook theory doesnt work with RF). Thanks for your input.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Offered a job a QCOM
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:06 pm 
 
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i think you are not getting your required compensation. Try cost of living calculator to confirm
http://www.salary.com/
I think it needs to be above $90K in san diego to match your current compensation.
guygenius wrote:
Hello everybody,

I have been working as a Hardware Design Engineer in a reputed MNC for about 2.5 years. Recently I was offered a job by Qualcomm Inc. for Applications Engineer - Power Management IC group. Unfortunately, the base salary offered (mid seventies) doesnt meet my expectations. I make a decent base salary (mid-sixties) in Alabama and am really thinking whether this job is worth taking.

I know that Qualcomm is one of the best employers and takes good care of its employees, but am unable to decide whether this offer is in line with industry standard in San Diego... I have been trying to negotiate but they are adamant... They are offering me a decent sign on bonus and relocation package though... I want to know the opinion of some the experienced guys who work at QCOM... Your input would be really helpful

Thanks and regards,
KS


 
   
 
 Post subject: On-site inteview info
Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:10 pm 
 
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I had an onsite interview at qualcomm on 29th Feb 08. It was for a Sr. Software engineer position. I had 5 tech rounds and I could do 100% in first 4 rounds but my last round didn’t go that well I did around 50%. So do I have a chance. If anybody from this forum knows how do they select. Does it have to all yes or majority yes from interviewers will do. Any suggestions will be highly appreciated. I have around 4.5 yrs experience.

Thanks


 
   
 
 Post subject: Need help for my phone interview
Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:21 am 
 
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Hi, guys
I have got a phone interview from QC tonight for RF Hardware Engineer, can somebody with similar experience give me some advices on how to prepare for it(like what kind questions should I expect)? Thanks a million.


 
   
 
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Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 6:38 am 
 
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Hi, I'm going to have a phone interview for Audio Software Engineer position at Q. Anyone has experience with this position before, or can you give me some ideas about the software engineer position questions that Q people may ask?

I appreciate so much, I believe a lot of people who are going to take interview with Q will appreciate you as well.

Poll


 
   
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:23 pm 
 
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naikadit wrote:
hey my interview is postponed did u have it how was it..



hello every one, Ihave the phone interview for the digital/wireless comm test intern position on 11 th july 08 ,can any one help me in this regard .


 
   
 
 Post subject: interview this week
Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 1:53 pm 
 
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Hi..someone who has interviewed for QCT systems test engineerin position please post your experience. i have an interview later this week for the same. will be really usefull

the skills required are C and PERL. this is a CDMA test position


 
   
 
 Post subject: hiii help required abOUT QC campbell office
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:37 am 
 
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hi all,
has anyone attended the interview recently?what do they ask for dsp development position in QC?especially programming side.. c and assembly

appreicate early replies



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 Post subject: Re: Phone interview query
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:12 pm 
 
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vs wrote:
Hi I am a recent MSEE graduate with a focus on DSP.
I have a phone interview with QC this friday.

Has anyone interview for the systems test engineer position(QCT), if so, can you give me some information about the phone interview.....what kind of technical questions do they ask for this position?
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how was ur interview?can u please let me know the questions that were aasked ?

thanks ,


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Interview
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:14 pm 
 
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sapna wrote:
Hi All, I had a first round interview with Qualcomm, got through and have another round to go. First round questions were pretty basic - convolution, path loss, frequency translation etc. any pointers on what to expect in the second round - digital comm or wireless comm. any info would be helpful...

Hi sapna,
which position were u interviewed for? what were the questions asked ..?


thanks


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: interview this week
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:57 am 
 
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sweetsagittarian1985 wrote:
Hi..someone who has interviewed for QCT systems test engineerin position please post your experience. i have an interview later this week for the same. will be really usefull

the skills required are C and PERL. this is a CDMA test position




hi, how was ur interview? could u please tell wat r the questions they asked!


 
   
 
 Post subject: On-site Interview
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:26 am 
 
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Hi All,

I have an on-site Interview with QCOM for Program Analyst, Specialist - RF/Analog/Power Management coming up soon! I was curious to know if anyone has an idea what they can ask me. Any help provided would be appreciated!

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 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 2:10 am 
 
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Congratulation ,,

Be clear with your RF Knowledge, and also be ready for the RF related practically facing problems .

and also know about the JD and activities of RF Engineer.



Thanks,
venkat.m


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:30 pm 
 
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 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:31 pm 
 
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I want to apply to Qualcomm.
Can anybody help me answer following questions in propoer sequence .It would help all other people too.
1) Some sample CVs accepted at qualcomm
If this is not possible ,lets creat some ideal CV
2)Some accepted cover letters?
3)List of questions in Telephone interview
4)List of questions in HR interviews
5)All technical questions
6)Helpfull books,materials and forums.
I know one that is "Programing Interviews exposed"


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm onsite interview
Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:59 pm 
 
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prabhu_a wrote:
hi
was phone interveiwed by qualcomm for software intern position,i got mail next day mornin from them that they were impressed witt the results and wud conduct second technical phone interveiw this week,i want to know how different second intervew will be from first one bcoz both happen to be technical interveiws,will they go into subject in more depth?how many phone intevews they will conduct bfore callin for onsite interveiws?is the interveiw procedure nad difficulty level for internships is same as for full time position?

Can you guide me regarding my projects (RFIC ,semester projects)?













guest wrote:
I interviewed with QC and now I have a job offer in hand. I have been to many interviews so far (Microsoft & Nvidia) and I found the Qualcomm interviews to be the most professional. I had 2 phone interviews before i was called for a full days interview(5 technical rounds). The questions ranged from tricky C++ questions (copy constructos, virtual functions, reference, pointers etc etc etc) to basic OS questions(context switch, semaphores, virtual memory etc etc) to tricky problem solving questions. I think QC beleives in hiring ppl with a wide range of skillset and not anybody with specific knowledge. This was evident as not a single question was asked about my previous work or papers that i have published. All in all, be ready for very technical interviews. I like the ppl, the job profile etc in QC over Microsoft & have decided to join QC.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:42 pm 
 
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venkatnova2003 wrote:
Congratulation ,,

Be clear with your RF Knowledge, and also be ready for the RF related practically facing problems .

and also know about the JD and activities of RF Engineer.



Thanks,
venkat.m


Respected Profesionals,
I am a 6th semester student if Electronics Engineering from Asia.
I am too much passionate about RFIC field (Any field related to wireless ,communication

,transmitter etc) thAT i havnt considered any other internship opportunity and my dream job is

RFIC design position at QC.
I regularly go through job requirements of QC and try to learn and requirements at my own or with

help of Professors.I am also improving on interview preparation and revision of courses.
Unfortunately ,I could not be selected for interview for any internship position.Probabily

because of Low GPA.At my freshman years ,I was not interested in Engineering and harldy managed

to pass courses.But i have good GPA in serious Courses(that interest me).I have also reviewing

pass courses to have a better understanding.
I have described the whole scenario,pleae advise me "How I can improve my chances?"
I will work each day on requirements of QC but what to do with GPA matters?


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:02 am 
 
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Hello ,
There are many web site provide Qualcomm interview's question and answer and RF knowledges. You should tried to many search engine and filled correct key word. I think you will get many web site to provided the interview question....


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:12 pm 
 
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Hi,
I just got invited for a phone interview with Qualcomm for a Systems Test Engineer - Multimedia position. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice as to how I can prepare for the interview??? I have an MSEE majoring in Signal Processing and Telecommunications. Any advice would be helpful.
Thanks.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:11 pm 
 
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Hey guys,
I cleared the Qualcomm phone interview and have been invited on-site to interview for a System Test Engineer - Multimedia position. Does anyone have any tips to prepare for the interview? What kind of questions do they ask? Any coding questions and if yes, what kind? Please let me know.
Thanks,
Adheer


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:26 am 
 
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chauhan4 wrote:
Hey guys,
I cleared the Qualcomm phone interview and have been invited on-site to interview for a System Test Engineer - Multimedia position. Does anyone have any tips to prepare for the interview? What kind of questions do they ask? Any coding questions and if yes, what kind? Please let me know.
Thanks,
Adheer


Hey could you tell me what they asked for the phone interview


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:25 pm 
 
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Are you interviewing for the same job??? It was pretty simple stuff, most of it from my resume and basic programming questions.....


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:41 pm 
 
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chauhan4 wrote:
Are you interviewing for the same job??? It was pretty simple stuff, most of it from my resume and basic programming questions.....


Ya its for the Systems Test Engineer - Multimedia.Didnt they ask any multimedia Quesns?Mpeg and stuff?Programming in perl or c??
Thanks a lot.


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:20 pm 
 
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Hi,

I have received a call for telephone interviews for
Intern - DSP - Audio/Video/Multimedia/Firmware - Summer 2010 position

Can anybody help me about the type and the difficulty of questions I can expect


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:35 pm 
 
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Hey, how was your outcome for the interview ? Did they offer you anything?

I got the on-site for System test engineer -multimedia on mid Nov but not receive anything until now... Not sure whether we are competing for the same position or not.


chauhan4 wrote:
Hey guys,
I cleared the Qualcomm phone interview and have been invited on-site to interview for a System Test Engineer - Multimedia position. Does anyone have any tips to prepare for the interview? What kind of questions do they ask? Any coding questions and if yes, what kind? Please let me know.
Thanks,
Adheer


 
   
 
 Post subject: Re: Qualcomm interview
Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:37 pm 
 
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Hi Guys,



I just got the phone interview invitation for QC's RFIC intern position, can anyone tell me what questions should I expect in advance?
Just don't want to get embarrassed if I can't answer the questions.


Thank you all !!





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