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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
1,771 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 90 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Pay, Good Culture, Actual Work Was Terrible

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Tangibles

    Competitive Pay and Great Benefits

    Free housing, Great Company-Wide Events, free food, free soda and drinks, coffee, on campus cafeteria, gym-- the list goes on and on.

    Intangibles

    Absolutely fantastic coworkers. Some of the best friends I have to this very day.
    Everyone I came across was extremely friendly, intelligent, and hard-working.

    Cons

    There was an impossible lack of communication and cooperation between departments.

    Work seemed menial and pointless at times. Often the tasks given to Finance Interns was un-rewarding and processor-level activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's an engineering company-- through and through. But give the Finance Interns a rewarding role in which they have a manager who is willing to go to bat for them

    Overall, this is a dead-end for finance interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    dissatisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    weather, culture, location, reporting, technology

    Cons

    no structure, no hierarchy, no arbritation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect engineers and see lultidues of engiuneering jobs to take care ow finding a great company, the company started well but now is in the hands of mamagers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Inten Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work-life balance. Overall a great place to work because it is located near La Jolla Beach. People are nice. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Didn't learn much during the intern experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Interim Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice peers, Nice policies, Nice interaction

    Cons

    Work not satisfactory, The office brings down morale

  6.  

    nothing much to say about it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    young, respectful, innovative, as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    Cons

    long working hours,as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing really,as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome intern experience

    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    I was an intern for 2 months.
    awesome cutting edge projects.

    Cons

    compensation was relatively low, could have been better.

  8.  

    Excellent work, people, location

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an 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.

  9.  

    Very friendly work environment, intelligent coworkers and great compensation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    Highly serious technical employee-friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture, team work and lack of bossism. The best is tried to keep you entertained and maximum efforts put in comforting the employee

    Cons

    Gender ratio is highly skewed. San Diego office seems to be dominating the spree in most departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for as an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an 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

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