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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated 14 November, 2014
Updated 14 November, 2014
1,733 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 123 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 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 85 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome HR and accommodations, but the work could have been more interesting.

    • 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

    Good work life balance, competitive pay, San Diego is beautiful, brilliant coworkers, housing and relocation was completely covered, R&D projects are very good, stable job outlook, HR (Campus Team) is by far the best of any company I've ever dealt with, great mentorship, executive speaker series, and they even held an intern hackathon

    Cons

    We didn't use agile software development, so there was very little flexibility or change as your project progressed. I had a project that was almost identical to the project that I had done the summer before at a different company. Projects are assigned based on what you have a proven track record of doing, and not what you want to do in the future. Shuttles go in loops around campus, and can take 15+ minutes to pick you up if you don't time it right. You could get banned from using the shuttles if you abuse them by taking them to an office that's closer to a mall/food court.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work across divisions and teams more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to intern

    • 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 (less than an 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
  3.  

    Perfect, amazing, awesome

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

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, intelligent people, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Can't think of anything that was wrong with Qualcomm!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    good perks, understanding peers, supporting manager

    Cons

    a little bit of extra meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice Environment, highly collabrative and a lot of fun events

    Cons

    Salary is much less comparatively, not very impressive benefits

  8. 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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Device Engineer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    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 (less than an 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

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