Qualcomm Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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  1. Interim engineering intern

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    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    1) Great working environment
    2) Very smart coworkers
    3) Great locations (e.g., Silicon Valley and San Diego)
    4) Pretty decent salary
    5) They have an excellent intern program

    Cons

    1) In many groups, group meetings are not open to interns
    2) Long hours, specially for project deadlines
    3) Not as many perks as you would get in companies such as Google

    Advice to Management

    Let interns learn more about other projects within the company

  2. Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great housing provided. Competitive compensation. Various intern events and guest lectures organized to enhance the overall experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone willing to get an exposure to some of the recent cool technologies.

    Cons

    Did not learn a lot as such on the technical side. Was given a step-by-step task which had to be implemented. The project was completely thought about by the upper management of the team and the specifications provided were sometimes vague, which made the implementation process very iterative and mostly boring.

  3. Excellent work, people, location

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    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good People. Good work. Good housing. Great location. Great Work life balance. If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft.

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  5. I interned at Qualcomm during summer 2014 and it was wonderful experience. Very technical company, even at manager level

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    San Diego is a great place to work and Qualcomm seems to be a be stable company for now

    Cons

    Base pay not so high compared to other bay area companies

  6. Great Internship!

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great city, great company. Culture is a little iffy

    Cons

    Very long hours for full-timers

    Advice to Management

    Provide snacks for those who stay past 5!

  7. Very friendly work environment, intelligent coworkers and great compensation.

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    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly management, great internal programs to promote ideas, and good work-life balance,

    Cons

    Less visibility, takes too long to get promoted or attain visibility.

  8. Great Culture, Great City, Decent Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Come in when you want, expectations aren't too high.

    Cons

    Becoming a very large bureaucratic company.

  9. Great learning experience. One of the best place to do your internship.

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    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very good hourly pay, good accommodation, frequent intern outings and events

    Cons

    Tough work environment with a need to constantly prove yourself

  10. Great company to work for as an intern

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good hourly pay
    - Complete coverage for housing and relocation expenses
    - Plenty of intern events and involvement

    Cons

    - Work experience is highly dependent on manager and team. It's possible to get stuck doing boring work all summer since it's not normally possible to transfer to a different team as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Have set goals, deliverables, and dates for interns and temps before they come onboand.

  11. Great Internship program

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Design Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Design Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Furnished housing, fun events for interns

    Cons

    Hard to understand the big picture. Product groups are specialized in specific tasks

    Advice to Management

    Consider rotating employees among related areas

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