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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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4.3 117 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(9 ratings)

96% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Perfect place to do an internship

    Design Verification Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood project which helps you get familiar with practical skills of industry level; You have a great mentor to help your learning; Good pay; Also they provide the interns with fantastic housing!

    ConsI would say for internship, Qualcomm is almost perfect!

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    Great place to work

    Intern (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood compensation in engineering industry.
    Awesome working environment. Friendly staffs

    ConsRepetitive work
    SG branch still small

    Advice to Senior Managementmore r&d opportunities

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

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    Really values interns!

    Research Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsA very good place to do internship. The housing they provide to interns easily touches $3500/month! :)

    ConsThe intern events are on facebook; but I don't have one!

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    Very good company. Lots of activities for intern.

    Intern (Current Employee) Boxborough, MA

    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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    One of the best experiences ever

    Interim Engineering Intern (Current Employee) Boulder, CO

    ProsThe work done by Qualcomm is really good. You can tell that the people love what they do and help you in any way possible in your tasks too. I got to work on the actual project unlike many other internships around. Amazing benefits for an intern like awesome housing, trip to San Diego etc. The management and HR is very helpful and down to earth.

    ConsI couldn't think of any cons. It was a really wonderful experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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

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    A great experience

    Intern (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThey are very generous to the interns. The salary is comparable to the full position. They take care of everything, from transportation to accommodation. They arrange lots of activities for the interns to build the network. The recruiting staffs are very helpful and friendly. You get to work with many talented interns coming from different universities. You will be working on a practical problem that actually makes a difference (if it worked) comparing to writing a paper that nobody cares.

    ConsI can't really think of any cons. Some people do not have enough guidance from their mentors because their mentors are busy. But it really depends on your luck.

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

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    Life-Changing Intern Experience

    Software Engineering Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsI've interned for a few summers in different departments so I have some perspective on this.

    -Lifestyle. As an intern, they don't want you to have a bad experience. You won't bring work home, and you won't work overtime. Period.

    -Responsibility. People at this company have integrity. Everyone understands the impact the company makes on the world and is respectful of that responsibility. Jerks are noticeably sparse here.

    -Relationships. As an intern, you get to meet a LOT of other interns from all the top Engineering programs across the country and the world. This is the single best part of being an intern at Qualcomm. The relaxed atmosphere outside work lets you bond with your peers better than at school! Interns are housed close together (but not too close) to nurture a sense of community and belonging. Oh yeah, and the really awesome housing is completely covered for all interns. Soft beds, lots of pillows are the little touches that make the summer awesome.

    -Help. HR is very friendly and willing to help you make the most of your summer. Great support system of people.

    ConsCommunication/Language barriers. But this is more a reflection of the market for hardware and software talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing the intern program! The more the merrier.

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

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    Fabulous, Exciting and Enriching

    Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Pros- Got to work on the actual technologies that are currently used in the markets
    - Applied the concepts learnt in the University
    - Competitive but pressure-less environment
    - Got to learn beyond limits
    - All the employees are very helpful
    - Interns are treated like Kings!!

    Cons- No glass window offices for Interns
    - not much interaction with other teams
    - less options for food

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the efforts for Interns and increase the intern interaction with other teams in their group.

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

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    Internship at Qualcomm

    Interim Engineering Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Pros1. Great Intern treatment.
    2. Responsibility to do something the team depends on and not just some random testing stuff.
    3. San Diego..!! :p

    Cons1. The pay during the internship was adequate but the full time offer was below par.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are doing great with the entire experience. The only thing lacking is the compensation (which could be improved to par on other similar companies like nVidia)

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

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    It was fun.

    Intern (Current Employee) La Jolla, CA

    ProsAs an intern, housing and transportation is procided

    ConsVery quick pace, need to be very bright to keep up

    Advice to Senior ManagementHIgher pay :P

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

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