Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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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. engineering intern

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    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free intern housing and pay compensation.

    Cons

    maybe it's because of the economic situation but I do not know if job will be offered after internship.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  2. If you are interested in tech and love Southern California, there's no better place to work

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Forward looking management. Wide range of opportunities. They are pretty flexible on letting you change departments if the opportunities permit it. Qualcomm takes great care of your work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pure tech focus. Could do with some sort of a rotation program on the likes of what Intel has. Without it, the opportunities are very limited for people with interests at the intersection of tech and business.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a rotation program for engineering hires who can get in on the business side and help Qualcomm really diversify beyond just being a patent churning machine.


  3. Good

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Work hours, good comp

    Cons

    slow decision making, politics etc

    Advice to Management

    reduce politics, treat everyone equally


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  5. Excellent workplace environment, however opportunities are limited in non-science based areas

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex-time, comfortable space, drinks and snacks provided, large company events are common, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Very few negatives, however this is a technology based firm so if you do not have a science background you may be limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Awesome Intership Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Firmware Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Firmware Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Free relocation package during intern period, including relocation reimbursement. 2. Great amount of intern activities and is a good way to know other interns from all over the area. 3. Managers have plans for interns and projects are given based on each one's ability. 4. They also provide many chances to get to know different teams and fields, and also provide applications for job transition. 5. Abundant resource such as online training and tech talks, even industrial business introductions. 6. Great weather, beautiful city. 7. High opportunity to obtain rehire after finishing acedamy.

    Cons

    1. Work load really depends on the manager. Some are really pushy. 2. Total amount of interns are too large that they always miss some things or mails for some people. 3. Some interns get really simple or not-that-critical projects, which makes them feel not participating in the teamwork.


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    Qualcomm Internship

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing learning experience. Lots of on-campus acivities for Intern.

    Cons

    If in Research Center, have to do lots of stuff with little help.


  8. Easily one of the best internship opportunities in the nation.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - IT Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insanely good benefits for an undergraduate internship. High pay, exciting work, amazing people.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind. Traffic is heavy in the area but that's the price you pay to live and work in California.


  9. great benefits for interns

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive salary, lodging reimbursement, relocation reimbursement, paid timeoff. worked on projects just same as a full-time. oppurtunities to get access to top-level technologies and made real contributions to the future products

    Cons

    management processing was slow, probably due to huge organizations and huge amount of employees.

    Advice to Management

    new employee orientation should be more departmental-/team-specific other than general introductions to the whole company.


  10. It was fun.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an intern, housing and transportation is procided

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    HIgher pay :P


  11. Helpful (1)

    Internship at Qualcomm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    You 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)



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