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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 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  

    Awesome place to spend a summer

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely helpful and interested in making sure it is a positive experience. Executives are accessible and will even do lunch one on one with interns. There are a lot of smart people working on bleeding edge technologies. HR is amazing. There are lots of events for interns to have fun outside of work, and San Diego is close enough to paradise.

    Cons

    Intern projects could be sort of hit or miss. Interns sometimes felt obligated to work extra hours in order to complete tasks, but felt discouraged from admitting to working overtime (and getting paid for it).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job overall!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great place for a intern

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

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

    Pros

    good way to gain experience, I could tell it was a very well run company where the employees seemed happy to work there.

    Cons

    It is a job that demands a lot of time and there is a lack of work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very good company to start with

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

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

    Pros

    Very good and challenging work. Very good work culture. Very dynamic

    Cons

    Sometimes erratic management. Though depends on your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Spring Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome Work Culture, good support from team and manager, good opportunity to work on real time systems, good chance to technically build ourselves

    Cons

    duration of the internship is only 3 months, preferably should be 6 atleast

  6.  

    Great intern experience in San Diego

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

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

    Pros

    fun environment, nice campus, involved mentors

    Cons

    software side moves a little slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing company, very good growth prospects, awesome place to live if placed at San Diego

    Cons

    Few False Positives are there, who arent smart to be at Qualcomm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Laid back internship with opportunities to prove yourself

    • 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

    For interns:

    - Great intern activities both at work and outside of work
    - Good work life balance
    - Projects: they don't expect a lot from interns, but if you demonstrate to them that you can be trusted with more responsibility, they'll give it to you.
    - Pay is competitive
    - Housing and relocation is paid for
    - Good chance of getting a return offer if you do a good job.

    Cons

    I imagine that it takes a little time to move up here. This might not be a big deal to some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You can probably push your interns a little harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are smart and hardworking. There is alot of collaboration and everyone is willing to help others out. Additionally, San Diego is a great city to work in.

    Cons

    Space was kind of cramped during my internship. Did not get an office or cubicle, instead got a desk that was kind of just in the middle of the hallway (think receptionist's desk)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits

    • 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

    Friendly people, interesting work, well structured company

    Cons

    the company's over all flow feels slow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

    -Really cutting edge stuff
    -Manager was really knowledgable

    Cons

    -R&D division has very little openings specially in RFIC design

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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