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Updated 16 January 2015
Updated 16 January 2015
65 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 90 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interim engineering intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    1) Great working environment
    2) Very smart coworkers
    3) Great locations (e.g., Silicon Valley and San Diego)
    4) Pretty decent salary
    5) They have an excellent intern program

    Cons

    1) In many groups, group meetings are not open to interns
    2) Long hours, specially for project deadlines
    3) Not as many perks as you would get in companies such as Google

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns learn more about other projects within the company

  2.  

    Good Experience !

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

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

    Pros

    Very good environments, perks and pay for Interns. Work Life balance is good, you need to work for 5 days a week only.

    Cons

    Projects were good. However, you may not be lucky enough to grab a project of your interest. Training material was fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Experience

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great housing provided. Competitive compensation. Various intern events and guest lectures organized to enhance the overall experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone willing to get an exposure to some of the recent cool technologies.

    Cons

    Did not learn a lot as such on the technical side. Was given a step-by-step task which had to be implemented. The project was completely thought about by the upper management of the team and the specifications provided were sometimes vague, which made the implementation process very iterative and mostly boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good intern experience

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

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

    Pros

    Get awesome accomodation plus cab service plus cool projects plus 20k

    Cons

    Projects might be boring some times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Projects should be decided after getting to know the interests of the students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome intern experience

    Current Intern - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Intern - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    I was an intern for 2 months.
    awesome cutting edge projects.

    Cons

    compensation was relatively low, could have been better.

  7.  

    Excellent work, people, location

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good People. Good work. Good housing. Great location. Great Work life balance. If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft.

  8.  

    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 Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than a 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
  9.  

    Awesome experience as an intern

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than a 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
  10.  

    Great Internship!

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than a 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
  11.  

    Very friendly work environment, intelligent coworkers and great compensation.

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

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

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