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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
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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. Good Pay, Good Culture, Actual Work Was Terrible

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  2. dissatisfied

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    weather, culture, location, reporting, technology

    Cons

    no structure, no hierarchy, no arbritation

    Advice to Management

    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.


  3. Inten Engineer

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

    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

    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.


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

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

    Pros

    Nice peers, Nice policies, Nice interaction

    Cons

    Work not satisfactory, The office brings down morale


  6. nothing much to say about it

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Awesome intern experience

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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.


  10. Highly serious technical employee-friendly company

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

    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

    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.


  11. Great company to work for as an intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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



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