Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
1,590 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.  

    Amazing Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great work, amazing people, lot of activities, and in a nutshell, most amazing experience of working in a company

    Cons

    none really. Everything was done really well

    Recommends
  2.  

    Awesome Company to work for!

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

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

    Pros

    + very flexible
    + takes good care of employees

    Cons

    - None as such, very good company
    - Food options at the canteen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good company. Lots of activities for intern.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good company. Lots of activities for intern. Two intern weeks. Paid very good for interns. The business of this company continues to grow.

    Cons

    Depending on department, it can be a workoholic culture. Corporate HQ is far from city life and can be a bit sterile

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    One of the best experiences ever

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    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work done by Qualcomm is really good. You can tell that the people love what they do and help you in any way possible in your tasks too. I got to work on the actual project unlike many other internships around. Amazing benefits for an intern like awesome housing, trip to San Diego etc. The management and HR is very helpful and down to earth.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any cons. It was a really wonderful experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great experience

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They are very generous to the interns. The salary is comparable to the full position. They take care of everything, from transportation to accommodation. They arrange lots of activities for the interns to build the network. The recruiting staffs are very helpful and friendly. You get to work with many talented interns coming from different universities. You will be working on a practical problem that actually makes a difference (if it worked) comparing to writing a paper that nobody cares.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons. Some people do not have enough guidance from their mentors because their mentors are busy. But it really depends on your luck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Life-Changing Intern Experience

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've interned for a few summers in different departments so I have some perspective on this.

    -Lifestyle. As an intern, they don't want you to have a bad experience. You won't bring work home, and you won't work overtime. Period.

    -Responsibility. People at this company have integrity. Everyone understands the impact the company makes on the world and is respectful of that responsibility. Jerks are noticeably sparse here.

    -Relationships. As an intern, you get to meet a LOT of other interns from all the top Engineering programs across the country and the world. This is the single best part of being an intern at Qualcomm. The relaxed atmosphere outside work lets you bond with your peers better than at school! Interns are housed close together (but not too close) to nurture a sense of community and belonging. Oh yeah, and the really awesome housing is completely covered for all interns. Soft beds, lots of pillows are the little touches that make the summer awesome.

    -Help. HR is very friendly and willing to help you make the most of your summer. Great support system of people.

    Cons

    Communication/Language barriers. But this is more a reflection of the market for hardware and software talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing the intern program! The more the merrier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fabulous, Exciting and Enriching

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Got to work on the actual technologies that are currently used in the markets
    - Applied the concepts learnt in the University
    - Competitive but pressure-less environment
    - Got to learn beyond limits
    - All the employees are very helpful
    - Interns are treated like Kings!!

    Cons

    - No glass window offices for Interns
    - not much interaction with other teams
    - less options for food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the efforts for Interns and increase the intern interaction with other teams in their group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Electrical Engineering Intern in San Diego

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, paid for travel to and from San Diego, provided luxury housing all summer, many intern activities to keep us busy outside of work and help make friends, encouraged learning/job shadowing, and had many seminars to connect the interns with senior level management. This was a wonderful experience!

    Cons

    None come to mind. It was a great summer!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great internship program!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Experience in Qualcomm was awesome! As an intern you really get to learn a lot and enjoy as well.

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    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

    Qualcomm really takes care of their employees! The people, the atmosphere all add to enjoyment in your work.

    Cons

    Cant think of any from the back of my mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well they are doing an awesome job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Public Affairs Internship

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

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is an extremely successful company that truly cares about it's employees and interns. The internship program is so strong that I immediately felt apart of the team and involved in each step of the way through the various projects I assisted them with. The people are friendly, smart, driven and fun.

    Cons

    The only reason I would not recommend Qualcomm to somebody is if they were not passionate about wireless technology and the big advances occurring in the industry, or if they weren't keen on the big corporate feel.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

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