Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
1,696 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Helpful mentors, good work-life balance at the company, excellent benefits for interns

    Cons

    Some mentors were busy and couldn't interact much with their respective internees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Had an awesome experience with Qualcomm :)

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    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    I did my summer Intern with Qualcomm and I enjoyed working at Qualcomm. The best thing about this company is you get to work with the real time projects which others companies normally not allowed interns to work on. The environment was very friendly and the people were very cooperative.

    Cons

    Not a very good company for CS graduates(In terms of work but they do offer a competitive package to software developers also ;) ) the reason supporting my argument is that the development work is relatively less in India as compared to San Diego (Head Quarters Qualcomm), it also depends on which team you are part of, i did my intern in software field only but luckily i got a very good project to work upon and learnt lot of new things from it, so you cannot be sure that the team in which you are going to put in will have very good development work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best Summer Ever

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an 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.

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    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 (less than an 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!

  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    Awesome Exposure to new technologies

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    work on cutting edge technology, a good learning environment

    Cons

    work life balance is minimum

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome place, always open to trying out new technologies

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great internship experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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

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