Qualcomm Reviews

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Pros
  • Upper management genuinely wants employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance (though some project leads may not) (in 131 reviews)

  • Get to work on cutting edge technology (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad inter office politics; poor work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Pay is not great for the long hours they expect of you (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, 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

    Amazing people, exciting projects, free housing for interns, interesting summer events for all Qcom interns. You are having a great chance of receiving a job offer upon completing your internship.

    Cons

    Having found any cons. The company is often at the top list of best companies to work for. Don't hesitate to apply

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    Amazing place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    The company culture is innovation, and the people here truly uphold that. I was always learning and being challenged. All my coworkers were friendly and willing to answer my questions. This is an engineer's dream of a company.

    Cons

    I've heard that your experience at Qualcomm varies from team to team. However, from the interns and full-times that I've talked to, those "bad" teams are quite rare here.


  3. One of the best summers I have had

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

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

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

    Pros

    Although the experience might be team dependent, my team was fantastic, project was great, manager was super chill (got to go golfing with him), and the support for interns is fantastic! We had SO many intern events and were definitely well taken care of.

    Cons

    Not San Diego, CA so we sometimes didn't get to work on all the cutting edge stuff.


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  5. Good place, learn much.

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

    A very good place especially if your major is wireless communications under EE/ECE in PhD. You can use what you have learned into practical product in reality.

    Cons

    Kind of busy in work.


  6. Qualcomm is a company dedicated to work/life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The facilities are great, the teams want to innovate, and the company has a family like culture

    Cons

    the traffic is a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Wonderful place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Government Affairs Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Government Affairs Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Qualcomm's Wireless Reach division is utilizing their cutting-edge technology in a variety of ways to improve the lives of the global population. The work was both rewarding and interesting. Great group of people to work with. Incredible benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes culture seemed a little bit static, likely due to Qualcomm's long existence.


  8. Solid Company. Good Environment

    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunity and work environment. The company sponsors many internal learning and training sessions to learn both internal infrastructures and useful skills that can be used outside the company.

    Cons

    Feels like a big company. Hard to move up or around and big company bureaucracy is widely prevalent. Time commitment is extremely large as well. Most employees work long hours after going home.


  9. Helpful (5)

    Intern Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Digital Hardware Intern
    Current Intern - Digital Hardware Intern

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open culture. Great compensation for interns.

    Cons

    Some people are racist, not comfortable to work with them.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those racists.

    Qualcomm Response

    Aug 27, 2014 – Manager Staffing

    Hello. I am sorry to hear you had this experience. If you would like to provide additional feedback or would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact me (Matt Hill) using my contact details ... More


  10. It is a great company to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Digital Hardware Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Digital Hardware 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

    I interned here during the summer 2014. It is a great company definitely. They take good care of inters. The housing is super awesome and the work is super cool.

    Cons

    The actual assignments to particular teams happen very late, almost like 2 weeks before the start of internship, which was not desired.


  11. Best Internship.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    San Diego, work on challenging projects, people and culture are amazing

    Cons

    Can't think of one.



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