Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
1,621 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    nothing much to say about it

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    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
  2.  

    Qualcomm employer review

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    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    It is exciting to work for a company that is so successful at what it does. Everyone is extremely smart and there is opportunity for personal and career growth. Also, you can't beat a location like San Diego. It's one of the best places in the world to live and work in.

    Cons

    Same as the downsides for working for any large company. It is sometimes hard to get a good idea of what your work will go to help out the strategic goals of the organization. In a smaller company a single person's work is directly impacting to the success of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They could implement more efficient and frequent communication with the employees and have a way of transmitting ideas up to them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    if you find your niche, great place to work

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    Current Employee - Summer Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    great benefits, nice people, location

    Cons

    not much sunlight (no windows)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more organization

    No opinion of CEO
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    Qualcomm is an overall good company to work for, just make sure you end up in the right group...

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits, and a good compensation. The people are nice and the working atmosphere is pleasant. Qualcomm likes to emphasize on balancing work life and hobbies. There are nice events organized for employees. I think it is a great place to work for when you have a family. Your working hours are also very flexible.

    Cons

    Big company, can feel lost sometimes as an intern. I worked in two different groups. I hated the first one but really liked the second one. Your experience depends a LOT on your group (and therefore your manager too). I did not learn much in my first group but learned a lot in my second group in a shorter period of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really depends... first manager did not care about me. Second manager was awesome.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    work experince was wonderful with supportive superiors and environment for condusive

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    wonderful work environment and enjoyable experince

    Cons

    late working hours somedays only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nice place to work with and wonderful environment

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great place for an engineering internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    The people are great. I loved striking up conversations with just about anybody. You're surrounded by incredibly intelligent individuals, and you can learn a lot from normal conversation. I had a relatively challenging project and I was able to see the final product before I left.

    Also, San Diego is amazing, I can't think of a better place to live.

    Cons

    Sometimes people in other departments didn't do their job and it help up my project. There is some bureaucracy, thought significantly less than other companies I have interned with.

    Honestly, the worst part about the whole thing is having to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on developing new technologies and push QCT products as aggressively as possible for the 4G era. There are some projects I'm not so sold on (Zeebo), and others that I think are great but are currently too overpriced (FLO).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    engineering intern

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    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    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 ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It is a great place for internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    It is fair to say that the interns are high class citizens. Regular employees are jealous about the intern activities. San Diego is a nice city.
    Decent and spacious parking lots.

    HR cares interns. It's true.

    Cons

    Cafeteria food is not of a great quality, sadly. The unlimited supply of soda will hurt the health of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is FloTV a good business decision?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Flexible Work hours, good comp

    Cons

    slow decision making, politics etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce politics, treat everyone equally

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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