Qualcomm
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Updated Apr 09, 2014
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

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Awesome place to spend a summer

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsEveryone is extremely helpful and interested in making sure it is a positive experience. Executives are accessible and will even do lunch one on one with interns. There are a lot of smart people working on bleeding edge technologies. HR is amazing. There are lots of events for interns to have fun outside of work, and San Diego is close enough to paradise.

ConsIntern projects could be sort of hit or miss. Interns sometimes felt obligated to work extra hours in order to complete tasks, but felt discouraged from admitting to working overtime (and getting paid for it).

Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a great job overall!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of the best experiences ever

Interim Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
Boulder, CO (US)

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

ProsThe work done by Qualcomm is really good. You can tell that the people love what they do and help you in any way possible in your tasks too. I got to work on the actual project unlike many other internships around. Amazing benefits for an intern like awesome housing, trip to San Diego etc. The management and HR is very helpful and down to earth.

ConsI couldn't think of any cons. It was a really wonderful experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good company to start with

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsVery good and challenging work. Very good work culture. Very dynamic

ConsSometimes erratic management. Though depends on your team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great experience

Intern (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

ProsThey are very generous to the interns. The salary is comparable to the full position. They take care of everything, from transportation to accommodation. They arrange lots of activities for the interns to build the network. The recruiting staffs are very helpful and friendly. You get to work with many talented interns coming from different universities. You will be working on a practical problem that actually makes a difference (if it worked) comparing to writing a paper that nobody cares.

ConsI can't really think of any cons. Some people do not have enough guidance from their mentors because their mentors are busy. But it really depends on your luck.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Life-Changing Intern Experience

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for more than 3 years

ProsI've interned for a few summers in different departments so I have some perspective on this.

-Lifestyle. As an intern, they don't want you to have a bad experience. You won't bring work home, and you won't work overtime. Period.

-Responsibility. People at this company have integrity. Everyone understands the impact the company makes on the world and is respectful of that responsibility. Jerks are noticeably sparse here.

-Relationships. As an intern, you get to meet a LOT of other interns from all the top Engineering programs across the country and the world. This is the single best part of being an intern at Qualcomm. The relaxed atmosphere outside work lets you bond with your peers better than at school! Interns are housed close together (but not too close) to nurture a sense of community and belonging. Oh yeah, and the really awesome housing is completely covered for all interns. Soft beds, lots of pillows are the little touches that make the summer awesome.

-Help. HR is very friendly and willing to help you make the most of your summer. Great support system of people.

ConsCommunication/Language barriers. But this is more a reflection of the market for hardware and software talent.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing the intern program! The more the merrier.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Spring Internship

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsAwesome Work Culture, good support from team and manager, good opportunity to work on real time systems, good chance to technically build ourselves

Consduration of the internship is only 3 months, preferably should be 6 atleast

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Fabulous, Exciting and Enriching

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

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

Pros- Got to work on the actual technologies that are currently used in the markets
- Applied the concepts learnt in the University
- Competitive but pressure-less environment
- Got to learn beyond limits
- All the employees are very helpful
- Interns are treated like Kings!!

Cons- No glass window offices for Interns
- not much interaction with other teams
- less options for food

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the efforts for Interns and increase the intern interaction with other teams in their group.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Electrical Engineering Intern in San Diego

Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsCompetitive pay, paid for travel to and from San Diego, provided luxury housing all summer, many intern activities to keep us busy outside of work and help make friends, encouraged learning/job shadowing, and had many seminars to connect the interns with senior level management. This was a wonderful experience!

ConsNone come to mind. It was a great summer!

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great internship program!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience in Qualcomm was awesome! As an intern you really get to learn a lot and enjoy as well.

Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsQualcomm really takes care of their employees! The people, the atmosphere all add to enjoyment in your work.

ConsCant think of any from the back of my mind.

Advice to Senior ManagementWell they are doing an awesome job!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Public Affairs Internship

Public Affairs Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsQualcomm is an extremely successful company that truly cares about it's employees and interns. The internship program is so strong that I immediately felt apart of the team and involved in each step of the way through the various projects I assisted them with. The people are friendly, smart, driven and fun.

ConsThe only reason I would not recommend Qualcomm to somebody is if they were not passionate about wireless technology and the big advances occurring in the industry, or if they weren't keen on the big corporate feel.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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