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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
1,771 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.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Flexible Work hours, good comp

    Cons

    slow decision making, politics etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reduce politics, treat everyone equally

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you are interested in tech and love Southern California, there's no better place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Forward looking management. Wide range of opportunities. They are pretty flexible on letting you change departments if the opportunities permit it.

    Qualcomm takes great care of your work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pure tech focus. Could do with some sort of a rotation program on the likes of what Intel has. Without it, the opportunities are very limited for people with interests at the intersection of tech and business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a rotation program for engineering hires who can get in on the business side and help Qualcomm really diversify beyond just being a patent churning machine.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    engineering intern

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    free intern housing and pay compensation.

    Cons

    maybe it's because of the economic situation but I do not know if job will be offered after internship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    if you find your niche, great place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    great benefits, nice people, location

    Cons

    not much sunlight (no windows)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more organization

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Qualcomm employer review

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    It is exciting to work for a company that is so successful at what it does. Everyone is extremely smart and there is opportunity for personal and career growth. Also, you can't beat a location like San Diego. It's one of the best places in the world to live and work in.

    Cons

    Same as the downsides for working for any large company. It is sometimes hard to get a good idea of what your work will go to help out the strategic goals of the organization. In a smaller company a single person's work is directly impacting to the success of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They could implement more efficient and frequent communication with the employees and have a way of transmitting ideas up to them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome intern experience

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

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

    Pros

    I was an intern for 2 months.
    awesome cutting edge projects.

    Cons

    compensation was relatively low, could have been better.

  8.  

    Highly serious technical employee-friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture, team work and lack of bossism. The best is tried to keep you entertained and maximum efforts put in comforting the employee

    Cons

    Gender ratio is highly skewed. San Diego office seems to be dominating the spree in most departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation in engineering industry.
    Awesome working environment. Friendly staffs

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    SG branch still small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more r&d opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Interim Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice peers, Nice policies, Nice interaction

    Cons

    Work not satisfactory, The office brings down morale

  11.  

    Satisfying experience

    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    great environment and limited heirarchy, you get to work on best projects within the company, project teams are flexible and can be changed if one feels so.

    Cons

    the center in san-diego is perhaps better than those in india. The opportunity to go abroad is open after two years of service.

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