Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated 15 October, 2014
Updated 15 October, 2014
1,686 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company to work for as an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Good hourly pay
    - Complete coverage for housing and relocation expenses
    - Plenty of intern events and involvement

    Cons

    - Work experience is highly dependent on manager and team. It's possible to get stuck doing boring work all summer since it's not normally possible to transfer to a different team as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have set goals, deliverables, and dates for interns and temps before they come onboand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship program

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

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

    Pros

    Furnished housing, fun events for interns

    Cons

    Hard to understand the big picture. Product groups are specialized in specific tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rotating employees among related areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    High-quality interning environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent housing and compensation package provided to interns. Very good mentoring program - never felt like I was being pressured, but still was able to contribute to 'real' work. Good program for moving into a full-time position.

    Cons

    The lion's share of the company's official attention appears to be given to groups that work at the main San Diego campus. Groups that are in other locations (even if still in San Diego) can feel a bit isolated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really values interns!

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

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

    Pros

    A very good place to do internship. The housing they provide to interns easily touches $3500/month! :)

    Cons

    The intern events are on facebook; but I don't have one!

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Inten Engineer

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great teams. The culture is relaxed. As an intern, I would say it is a great place to gain experiences.

    Cons

    Again, as an intern who worked for only 3 months, I was not able to get a sense of the disadvantages working in this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    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
  9.  

    Amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with

    Cons

    Couldnt answer as I didnt experience any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best place to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Internship! Would do again 10/10

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

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

    Pros

    Worked residential IT prior to the internship, was placed in a technical position and started learning how to support an enterprise. Personally, I had great management support and felt I was placed in the right area.

    Cons

    There are a lot of meetings with different groups of people. It can be extremely hard to follow someone not in your line of expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT departments are hesitant to make an offer after an internship, unlike other areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    high salary

    Cons

    Very less scope for innovation and growth

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