Qualcomm Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
1,652 Reviews
3.9
1,652 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 118 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 103 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 81 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great internship experience

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    Former Employee - R&D Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, and lots of opportunity to succeed. Qualcomm provides what an internship truly should be - a learning experience that benefits both the company and the intern.

    Cons

    Long work hours are sometimes needed in order to complete projects and tasks on time, although no one expects you to work more than you are supposed to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interim Engineering Intern

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    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
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  5.  

    Awesome place, always open to trying out new technologies

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful!

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

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

    Pros

    Working environment is nice.
    I could do whatever I proposed as my summer intern project.
    In addition, in such a top company, you would have the chance to learn a lot and take a look of many new technologies.
    They also coordinate a lot of fun stuffs and activities for interns.
    San Diego is a wonderful city!
    One other thing is that Qualcomm provides housing for all interns.
    The provided housing is amazing......

    Cons

    Only free drink...but not free food like that in google or facebook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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