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Qualcomm intern Reviews

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

3.9
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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.  

    Interim Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    Cover all your housing cost. Good pay. Nice mentorship and managerment.A lot of events. You can learn a lot in a big company not only the technique. The intern week can also provide you a great change to meet other interns in different field.

    Cons

    Some of the regional office may be located far from downtown of a small city. If you don't have a car. You may feel a little bit boring when weekends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome place, always open to trying out new technologies

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

    Pros

    - Filled with smart people: the more senior, the smarter
    - Managers genuinely care about you as a person
    - Loaded with cash to burn on fancy R&D projects that might not necessarily see the market
    - Interns are treated like nobility
    - Qualcomm pedigree is a great stepping stone to full-time offer or other companies

    Cons

    - Unclear market strategy/vision for some technologies outside of their 'core'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a better strategy to bring your display technology to market. Probably necessary to bring aboard display industry veterans from other companies into the senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice company. But busy of course

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good salary, great culture and experience. The company's core values are execution, partner, and inspiration. I like it.

    Cons

    Like other IT companies, it's very busy. Sometime the normal employees would like to choose overtime working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun environment to work and interact

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

    Pros

    Work at Qualcomm was not terribly overwhelming, but not completely trivial. Projects were manageable and allowed me to interact with a large number of people from throughout the corporate hierarchy. Also free sodas, waters, coffee and tea in every building.

    Cons

    Some dead time between projects, but nothing too terrible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience

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

    Pros

    Lots of sources and knowledgable people

    Cons

    It's hard to learn lots of things in short time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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    • 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
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    Wonderful!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Intern  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Working environment is nice.
    I could do whatever I proposed as my summer intern project.
    In addition, in such a top company, you would have the chance to learn a lot and take a look of many new technologies.
    They also coordinate a lot of fun stuffs and activities for interns.
    San Diego is a wonderful city!
    One other thing is that Qualcomm provides housing for all interns.
    The provided housing is amazing......

    Cons

    Only free drink...but not free food like that in google or facebook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    Pros

    My internship was very amazing as I got a chance to work on what my interest is and used to have lot of happy hours and intern outings

    Cons

    Used to sit in lab and didn't get a chance to interact with other interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great work, amazing people, lot of activities, and in a nutshell, most amazing experience of working in a company

    Cons

    none really. Everything was done really well

    Recommends
  11.  

    Internship Experience At Qualcomm Bangalore

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    1.The work environment.
    2. Flexible work hours
    3. Lots of perks as an intern (Regular Outings)
    4. Work on real time projects

    Cons

    The experience, specially of an intern may depend on the mentor and how busy he is. Although my mentor was pretty busy himself, I made it a point to keep in touch regularly and ensure that I was being given decent work to do as an intern. But again, that may not work with everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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