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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated 9 August 2014
Updated 9 August 2014
1,578 Reviews

3.9
1,578 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 93 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 74 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun internship, not much substance

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it)

    Cons

    Tend not to take interns seriously, often projects are found last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your interns more seriously (in terms of assigning them meaningful work)

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Pay, Good Culture, Actual Work Was Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Intern
    Current Employee - Financial Intern

    Pros

    The Tangibles

    Competitive Pay and Great Benefits

    Free housing, Great Company-Wide Events, free food, free soda and drinks, coffee, on campus cafeteria, gym-- the list goes on and on.

    Intangibles

    Absolutely fantastic coworkers. Some of the best friends I have to this very day.
    Everyone I came across was extremely friendly, intelligent, and hard-working.

    Cons

    There was an impossible lack of communication and cooperation between departments.

    Work seemed menial and pointless at times. Often the tasks given to Finance Interns was un-rewarding and processor-level activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's an engineering company-- through and through. But give the Finance Interns a rewarding role in which they have a manager who is willing to go to bat for them

    Overall, this is a dead-end for finance interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    dissatisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    Pros

    weather, culture, location, reporting, technology

    Cons

    no structure, no hierarchy, no arbritation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect engineers and see lultidues of engiuneering jobs to take care ow finding a great company, the company started well but now is in the hands of mamagers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Inten Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern Engineer
    Current Employee - Intern Engineer

    Pros

    Good Work-life balance. Overall a great place to work because it is located near La Jolla Beach. People are nice. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Didn't learn much during the intern experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    Amazing experience, good compensation.
    Lot of activities every day.

    Cons

    Need to engage manager/mentors on a daily basis.
    Focus on productivity even though you may not have prior experience.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to intern

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

    Pros

    Good R&D projects, bright people.

    Cons

    Unfair interview after internship, had 3 months to assess but still interviewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Separate managers from R&D tech dev.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    For a software Engineer, there is not much of innovation or really challenging work happening at Qualcomm India.

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

    Pros

    Nice Environment, highly collabrative and a lot of fun events

    Cons

    Salary is much less comparatively, not very impressive benefits

  9.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Flexibility , Nice Senior Management, Helpful Co-workers

    Cons

    Not much innovative work, Boring Work, Not a good office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

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

    Pros

    Nice peers, Nice policies, Nice interaction

    Cons

    Work not satisfactory, The office brings down morale

  11.  

    Turning point in my career

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

    Pros

    In house Qualcomm CDMA University
    Location, great weather!
    People are nice.

    Cons

    Interns weren't given as much responsibilities and not treated in par.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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