Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated 15 September, 2014
Updated 15 September, 2014
1,627 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 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)

    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
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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

  3.  

    Great Internship experience

    • 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 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
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7.  

    Very good internship experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    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
  8.  

    Device Engineer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Best Summer Ever

    Former Employee - Engineering Intern  in  Boulder, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm has a great internship program. They flew us all out and paid for our living expenses, and also flew us out to San Diego for a weekend. There is also a lot of interaction with your manager/mentor (may depend on your team) and most interns are given projects with an impact.

    Cons

    There is a good amount of bureaucracy, which is to be expected from such a large company.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Had an awesome experience with Qualcomm :)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    I did my summer Intern with Qualcomm and I enjoyed working at Qualcomm. The best thing about this company is you get to work with the real time projects which others companies normally not allowed interns to work on. The environment was very friendly and the people were very cooperative.

    Cons

    Not a very good company for CS graduates(In terms of work but they do offer a competitive package to software developers also ;) ) the reason supporting my argument is that the development work is relatively less in India as compared to San Diego (Head Quarters Qualcomm), it also depends on which team you are part of, i did my intern in software field only but luckily i got a very good project to work upon and learnt lot of new things from it, so you cannot be sure that the team in which you are going to put in will have very good development work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Really well organized

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    I had a great team: mentor, technical lead, and manager.
    Everyone was willing to help out. There were also tons of other interns there, so it was like being in a college town.

    Cons

    There really weren't too many cons! It is quite fast paced, but even for someone who barely could code in C, I was able to handle it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much really!

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