Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
1,694 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    I interned at Qualcomm during summer 2014 and it was wonderful experience. Very technical company, even at manager level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    San Diego is a great place to work and Qualcomm seems to be a be stable company for now

    Cons

    Base pay not so high compared to other bay area companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome experience as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice perks as an intern and good compensation

    Cons

    The work you do depends on the team you end up in. Work ranges from building a new product to running a few test cases (depending on which team you are in and what the team lead believes an intern must do).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that i can think of. My managers were awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Internship!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great city, great company. Culture is a little iffy

    Cons

    Very long hours for full-timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide snacks for those who stay past 5!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very friendly work environment, intelligent coworkers and great compensation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly management, great internal programs to promote ideas, and good work-life balance,

    Cons

    Less visibility, takes too long to get promoted or attain visibility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Culture, Great City, Decent Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Come in when you want, expectations aren't too high.

    Cons

    Becoming a very large bureaucratic company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience. One of the best place to do your internship.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good hourly pay, good accommodation, frequent intern outings and events

    Cons

    Tough work environment with a need to constantly prove yourself

    Recommends
  8.  

    Highly serious technical employee-friendly company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work culture, team work and lack of bossism. The best is tried to keep you entertained and maximum efforts put in comforting the employee

    Cons

    Gender ratio is highly skewed. San Diego office seems to be dominating the spree in most departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good hourly pay
    - Complete coverage for housing and relocation expenses
    - Plenty of intern events and involvement

    Cons

    - Work experience is highly dependent on manager and team. It's possible to get stuck doing boring work all summer since it's not normally possible to transfer to a different team as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have set goals, deliverables, and dates for interns and temps before they come onboand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Internship program

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Furnished housing, fun events for interns

    Cons

    Hard to understand the big picture. Product groups are specialized in specific tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rotating employees among related areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    high salary

    Cons

    Very less scope for innovation and growth

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