Qualcomm
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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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4.3 103 reviews

                             

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

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Interim Engineering Intern

Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

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

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

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Nice company. But busy of course

Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

ProsNice colleagues, good salary, great culture and experience. The company's core values are execution, partner, and inspiration. I like it.

ConsLike other IT companies, it's very busy. Sometime the normal employees would like to choose overtime working.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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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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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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Internship Experience At Qualcomm Bangalore

Intern (Former Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

Pros1.The work environment.
2. Flexible work hours
3. Lots of perks as an intern (Regular Outings)
4. Work on real time projects

ConsThe experience, specially of an intern may depend on the mentor and how busy he is. Although my mentor was pretty busy himself, I made it a point to keep in touch regularly and ensure that I was being given decent work to do as an intern. But again, that may not work with everyone.

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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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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Very good company to start with

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsVery good and challenging work. Very good work culture. Very dynamic

ConsSometimes erratic management. Though depends on your team.

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

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Spring Internship

Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsAwesome Work Culture, good support from team and manager, good opportunity to work on real time systems, good chance to technically build ourselves

Consduration of the internship is only 3 months, preferably should be 6 atleast

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