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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
1,774 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. 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
  2.  

    Really values interns!

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

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

    Pros

    A very good place to do internship. The housing they provide to interns easily touches $3500/month! :)

    Cons

    The intern events are on facebook; but I don't have one!

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great teams. The culture is relaxed. As an intern, I would say it is a great place to gain experiences.

    Cons

    Again, as an intern who worked for only 3 months, I was not able to get a sense of the disadvantages working in this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing

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

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing to work with

    Cons

    Couldnt answer as I didnt experience any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best place to work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Internship! Would do again 10/10

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked residential IT prior to the internship, was placed in a technical position and started learning how to support an enterprise. Personally, I had great management support and felt I was placed in the right area.

    Cons

    There are a lot of meetings with different groups of people. It can be extremely hard to follow someone not in your line of expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT departments are hesitant to make an offer after an internship, unlike other areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Interim Engineering Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Facilities to learn, people are easily approachable

    Cons

    No specific negative things to mention

    Recommends
  8.  

    Perfect, amazing, awesome

    • 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

    Great work-life balance, intelligent people, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Can't think of anything that was wrong with Qualcomm!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Internship experience

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

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

    Pros

    good perks, understanding peers, supporting manager

    Cons

    a little bit of extra meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Summer Ever

    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm has a great internship program. They flew us all out and paid for our living expenses, and also flew us out to San Diego for a weekend. There is also a lot of interaction with your manager/mentor (may depend on your team) and most interns are given projects with an impact.

    Cons

    There is a good amount of bureaucracy, which is to be expected from such a large company.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Really well organized

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

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

    Pros

    I had a great team: mentor, technical lead, and manager.
    Everyone was willing to help out. There were also tons of other interns there, so it was like being in a college town.

    Cons

    There really weren't too many cons! It is quite fast paced, but even for someone who barely could code in C, I was able to handle it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much really!

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