Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated 21 September 2014
Updated 21 September 2014
1,640 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.  

    Good summer internship

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work-culture at Qualcomm was great. The people I worked with were smart and very helpful. The location (San Diego) is amazing. The benefits for full-time employment are also good.

    Cons

    The work for my internship was a bunch of programming and testing tasks, with little flexibility in the goals.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome HR and accommodations, but the work could have been more interesting.

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, competitive pay, San Diego is beautiful, brilliant coworkers, housing and relocation was completely covered, R&D projects are very good, stable job outlook, HR (Campus Team) is by far the best of any company I've ever dealt with, great mentorship, executive speaker series, and they even held an intern hackathon

    Cons

    We didn't use agile software development, so there was very little flexibility or change as your project progressed. I had a project that was almost identical to the project that I had done the summer before at a different company. Projects are assigned based on what you have a proven track record of doing, and not what you want to do in the future. Shuttles go in loops around campus, and can take 15+ minutes to pick you up if you don't time it right. You could get banned from using the shuttles if you abuse them by taking them to an office that's closer to a mall/food court.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work across divisions and teams more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to intern

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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 for less than a year

    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
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  5.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice Environment, highly collabrative and a lot of fun events

    Cons

    Salary is much less comparatively, not very impressive benefits

  6.  

    Perfect, amazing, awesome

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, intelligent people, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Can't think of anything that was wrong with Qualcomm!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Internship experience

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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)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good perks, understanding peers, supporting manager

    Cons

    a little bit of extra meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Really great company to work for. Really tough to get in

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Talented co-workers.
    Great office, cab facilities even for interns
    Management also understands a lot of technical stuff

    Cons

    Very tight schedules, so help will take some time.
    Really tough to get into
    Some deparments have more work than the others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more lax with hiring, not all people interview well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Helpful mentors, good work-life balance at the company, excellent benefits for interns

    Cons

    Some mentors were busy and couldn't interact much with their respective internees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very good internship experience.

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of learning experiences
    Good hours
    Opportunities to work with cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Management could be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Device Engineer Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    fun projects and lab manager is very helpful in techniques. Learned a lot and helpful for future career development. The HR is nice and organized a lot activities

    Cons

    the work load for an intern is quite a lot. they called to require preparing result summary power points at late night for a few times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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