Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,640 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.  

    Great Internship! Would do again 10/10

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for less than a 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
  2.  

    Interim Engineering Intern

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Facilities to learn, people are easily approachable

    Cons

    No specific negative things to mention

    Recommends
  3.  

    Perfect, amazing, awesome

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    • 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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Great Internship experience

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    good perks, understanding peers, supporting manager

    Cons

    a little bit of extra meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Summer Ever

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a 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
  7.  

    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 for less than a 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!

  8.  

    Simply the most amazing Summer I have ever had

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    - People at Qualcomm are talented and yet they are very helpful. Most of the people I worked with have open doors policy.
    - Qualcomm has one of the best internship programs and interns are regularly showered with fun activities.
    - Interns are automatically being considered for return internship opportunities or a full time position.
    - There are many career opportunities in the Qualcomm HQ, employees are encouraged to explore areas that fit their passion.

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Perhaps creating more collaboration areas for people to come together and discuss their projects.
    - Traditional meeting rooms are great for recurring meetings to discuss the project status, but a collaboration area could be used by engineers to sit together and code throughout the day/week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    They seem to throw a lot of people at one problem but it is a good job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and a great network of people to be around. Qualcomm campus is great.

    Cons

    It felt a bit too confined, and sometimes you would hear people complain about the job itself, though not often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Interim Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Cover all your housing cost. Good pay. Nice mentorship and managerment.A lot of events. You can learn a lot in a big company not only the technique. The intern week can also provide you a great change to meet other interns in different field.

    Cons

    Some of the regional office may be located far from downtown of a small city. If you don't have a car. You may feel a little bit boring when weekends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome place, always open to trying out new technologies

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Filled with smart people: the more senior, the smarter
    - Managers genuinely care about you as a person
    - Loaded with cash to burn on fancy R&D projects that might not necessarily see the market
    - Interns are treated like nobility
    - Qualcomm pedigree is a great stepping stone to full-time offer or other companies

    Cons

    - Unclear market strategy/vision for some technologies outside of their 'core'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a better strategy to bring your display technology to market. Probably necessary to bring aboard display industry veterans from other companies into the senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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