Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated 25 August, 2014
Updated 25 August, 2014
1,588 Reviews

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1,588 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Had an awesome experience with Qualcomm :)

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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

    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
  7.  

    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!

  8.  

    Interim Engineering Intern

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

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

    Pros

    - Some of the smartest folks in the semiconductor industry

    - If you want to gets hands dirty with low level work like computer organization, processors, compilers and operating systems and advanced communication protocols like LTE/4G , this is a great place to start.

    - Great benefits as interns and as full time employees.

    - Learning curve is steep, mentor/manager system per intern , guidance and training is good.

    - Company is doing well. Very positive outlook for the next couple of years.

    Cons

    - Large organization and hence has uneven distribution of good work

    - Senior engineers tend to do most of the good work and interns complete the housekeeping stuff. Atleast it felt like that way.

    - Software division slightly takes a backseat over hardware division. Pay and bonus is higher for design engineers.

    - Too much work to kill your work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Simply the most amazing Summer I have ever had

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    • 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

    - People at Qualcomm are talented and yet they are very helpful. Most of the people I worked with have open doors policy.
    - Qualcomm has one of the best internship programs and interns are regularly showered with fun activities.
    - Interns are automatically being considered for return internship opportunities or a full time position.
    - There are many career opportunities in the Qualcomm HQ, employees are encouraged to explore areas that fit their passion.

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Perhaps creating more collaboration areas for people to come together and discuss their projects.
    - Traditional meeting rooms are great for recurring meetings to discuss the project status, but a collaboration area could be used by engineers to sit together and code throughout the day/week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    They seem to throw a lot of people at one problem but it is a good job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Great atmosphere and a great network of people to be around. Qualcomm campus is great.

    Cons

    It felt a bit too confined, and sometimes you would hear people complain about the job itself, though not often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome Exposure to new technologies

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

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

    Pros

    work on cutting edge technology, a good learning environment

    Cons

    work life balance is minimum

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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