Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
1,640 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.  

    Very friendly work environment, intelligent coworkers and great compensation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Culture, Great City, Decent Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Becoming a very large bureaucratic company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Tough work environment with a need to constantly prove yourself

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great company to work for as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Internship program

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Furnished housing, fun events for interns

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rotating employees among related areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    high salary

    Cons

    Very less scope for innovation and growth

  8.  

    Summer Internship : Digital Design

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growing and large company. Huge wireless market to tap.

    Cons

    Facing stiff competition in medium range segment.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Intern Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Great work pace, Smart people, nice work environment

    Cons

    Conversion rate is not high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    convert the interns as far as possible

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good summer internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The work-culture at Qualcomm was great. The people I worked with were smart and very helpful. The location (San Diego) is amazing. The benefits for full-time employment are also good.

    Cons

    The work for my internship was a bunch of programming and testing tasks, with little flexibility in the goals.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a 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

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