Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Great benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting work, well structured company

    Cons

    the company's over all flow feels slow


  2. Internship Experience

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Really cutting edge stuff -Manager was really knowledgable

    Cons

    -R&D division has very little openings specially in RFIC design


  3. Quite good and stable

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  6. Great Benefits, Excellent Place

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Great Company but work is a little simplistic

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Full of smart people who are highly knowledgeable in wireless communications

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Good internship experience.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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    Summer Intern Review

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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