Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,696 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    It is a great company to work at

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I interned here during the summer 2014. It is a great company definitely. They take good care of inters. The housing is super awesome and the work is super cool.

    Cons

    The actual assignments to particular teams happen very late, almost like 2 weeks before the start of internship, which was not desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Intern Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Open culture. Great compensation for interns.

    Cons

    Some people are racist, not comfortable to work with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those racists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Qualcomm Response

    Aug 27, 2014Manager Staffing

    Hello. I am sorry to hear you had this experience. If you would like to provide additional feedback or would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact me (Matt Hill) using my contact details ... More

  3.  

    Good incentives, not so good work culture

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice incentives, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bad work culture, lot of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Best Internship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    San Diego, work on challenging projects, people and culture are amazing

    Cons

    Can't think of one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning and networking experience.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Interns are really taken care of, pampered almost. Loads of networking and learning opportunities. Interns are also encouraged to take part in activities outside work, like the IdeaQuest competition and community service.

    Cons

    Some interns face issues with being put in a team of their choice. Experience can depend on the mentor and manager you get.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun internship, not much substance

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it)

    Cons

    Tend not to take interns seriously, often projects are found last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your interns more seriously (in terms of assigning them meaningful work)

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Perfect place to do an internship

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

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

    Pros

    Good 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!

    Cons

    I would say for internship, Qualcomm is almost perfect!

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Great Internship program

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Furnished housing, fun events for interns

    Cons

    Hard to understand the big picture. Product groups are specialized in specific tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rotating employees among related areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    High-quality interning environment

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent housing and compensation package provided to interns. Very good mentoring program - never felt like I was being pressured, but still was able to contribute to 'real' work. Good program for moving into a full-time position.

    Cons

    The lion's share of the company's official attention appears to be given to groups that work at the main San Diego campus. Groups that are in other locations (even if still in San Diego) can feel a bit isolated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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