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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
1,768 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.  

    Quite good and stable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Bedminster, NJ

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

    Pros

    good work environments: free drink and fruit; office is fully equiped and quite large
    colleagues are nice, people like to communicate on work and cooperate well
    working tasks are interesting, combining communication and hardware design

    Cons

    There are few public traffic to company site. So it would be very inconvenient without a car.
    There is a canteen in the building, but it closes in the afternoon so only lunch and breakfast is available.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience was challenging, exciting and rewarding with lots of scope to learn and contribute.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Very smart people and great work culture.
    Good benefits and compensation.
    Sufficiently challenging and interesting projects.
    Enough opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Staffing personnel not the most professional at times.
    Less than desired documentation and support.
    Significant amount of bureaucracy in organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR/Staffing could be more professional in their work.
    Compensation could be reconsidered to be best in industry than just being competitive at maximum.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Benefits, Excellent Place

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great perks
    Smart People
    Cool San Diego
    State-of-the-art technology

    Cons

    Although it is a great place to work, bureacracy rules big time. Everything gets delayed, since there is a lot of hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Initiate recognition and rewards for outstanding employees. re-organise the hierarchy with less or no bureaucracy. More work-life balance needed, since most employees spend time in office.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company but work is a little simplistic

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Awesome pay, paid housing for interns, lots of events and chances to get to know other interns and full-time employes

    Cons

    Work is not challenging, not enough work, too much time to get ramped up and get basic tools (VS etc.), Had to make my own work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have work ready for interns before they show up so that they are not bored/have nothing to do

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Full of smart people who are highly knowledgeable in wireless communications

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    There's a reason why Qualcomm is often listed in Best Places to Work surveys. Management makes sure to listen to employee concerns, needs, and wants, in order to improve working conditions as well as work-life balance. At times, they are even proactive about introducing new ideas to make working at Qualcomm better.

    Not only that, working at Qualcomm gave me the opportunity to work with and learn from very smart and experienced people in the field of wireless communications. Since many of these people are the pioneers in the field, I was able to get a sneak peek at upcoming technologies--and everybody was open and willing to share with me. People (even some quite senior members) are generally happy to chat, no matter how busy they are.

    Cons

    Since it's a large company, sometimes it seems that an individual's contribution does not impact the company much. The managers do try, however, to recognize the contributions, even if it doesn't eventually pan out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the employees, and they will continue to pay you back with great work and quality products.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good internship experience.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Corporate housing. Relocation is paid for. Very excellent free gym access. Flexible hours depending on your team. Casual work environment.

    Cons

    I felt that there wasn't enough attention in terms of mentoring given to me as an intern. The pay could've been a bit more when compared with other similarly sized software companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership was good overall. Team lead was very knowledgeable and competent technically. However they could have paid more attention to the intern and given me more feedback and guidance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It allowed me to get a feel for software engineering in qualcomm.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    There are really good benefits and a lot of great people to work with. The teams are usually very diverse and there are always good oportunities around.

    Cons

    The work can sometimes get quiet slow and boring, but you just need to keep looking for more interesting work that is around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should allow some type of choice program so that new hires can choose which department they can go into.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern Review

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great experience working on a small team of motivated engineers. Was able to make a meaningful contribution even as a summer intern.

    Cons

    Might feel lost within such a large company. On-campus food options are not very good. Ability to move up within company is unclear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job with executive speaker series for interns. Gave a good look into the future of the company. Good luck.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some thoughts as an intern....

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    -Interesting work

    -Mentor is willing to help you out

    -Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    -Depending on the team, you can feel isolated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Qualcomm is a good company to work for.

    • 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

    Nice Work Environment. Nice People.

    Cons

    Working in labs running monotonous tests may not be very interesting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Smart people are there in the management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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