Qualcomm
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www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

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Awesome place, always open to trying out new technologies

Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

Pros- Filled with smart people: the more senior, the smarter
- Managers genuinely care about you as a person
- Loaded with cash to burn on fancy R&D projects that might not necessarily see the market
- Interns are treated like nobility
- Qualcomm pedigree is a great stepping stone to full-time offer or other companies

Cons- Unclear market strategy/vision for some technologies outside of their 'core'

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a better strategy to bring your display technology to market. Probably necessary to bring aboard display industry veterans from other companies into the senior management.

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

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Wonderful!

Research Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsWorking environment is nice.
I could do whatever I proposed as my summer intern project.
In addition, in such a top company, you would have the chance to learn a lot and take a look of many new technologies.
They also coordinate a lot of fun stuffs and activities for interns.
San Diego is a wonderful city!
One other thing is that Qualcomm provides housing for all interns.
The provided housing is amazing......

ConsOnly free drink...but not free food like that in google or facebook.

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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Fun environment to work and interact

Product Management Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsWork at Qualcomm was not terribly overwhelming, but not completely trivial. Projects were manageable and allowed me to interact with a large number of people from throughout the corporate hierarchy. Also free sodas, waters, coffee and tea in every building.

ConsSome dead time between projects, but nothing too terrible.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good experience

Summer Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsLots of sources and knowledgable people

ConsIt's hard to learn lots of things in short time

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

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Amazing

Summer Intern (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsMy internship was very amazing as I got a chance to work on what my interest is and used to have lot of happy hours and intern outings

ConsUsed to sit in lab and didn't get a chance to interact with other interns

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

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Amazing Experience

Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsGreat work, amazing people, lot of activities, and in a nutshell, most amazing experience of working in a company

Consnone really. Everything was done really well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awesome Company to work for!

Intern (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO

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

Pros+ very flexible
+ takes good care of employees

Cons- None as such, very good company
- Food options at the canteen

Advice to Senior Management- None

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

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great place for a intern

Intern (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

Prosgood way to gain experience, I could tell it was a very well run company where the employees seemed happy to work there.

ConsIt is a job that demands a lot of time and there is a lack of work/life balance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very good company. Lots of activities for intern.

Intern (Current Employee)
Boxborough, MA

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

ProsVery good company. Lots of activities for intern. Two intern weeks. Paid very good for interns. The business of this company continues to grow.

ConsDepending on department, it can be a workoholic culture. Corporate HQ is far from city life and can be a bit sterile

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

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Awesome place to spend a summer

Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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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