Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Really well organized

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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 Management

    Not much really!


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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.


  3. Simply the most amazing Summer I have ever had

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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 Management

    - 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.


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  5. Interim Engineering Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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.


  6. Awesome place, always open to trying out new technologies

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Process Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Process Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great internship experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - R&D Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - R&D Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Wonderful!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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 Management

    none


  9. Amazing Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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


  10. Awesome Company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Intern - Intern in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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 Management

    - None


  11. Helpful (1)

    Very good company. Lots of activities for intern.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Boxborough, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Boxborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (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



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