Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. One of the best experiences ever

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The work done by Qualcomm is really good. You can tell that the people love what they do and help you in any way possible in your tasks too. I got to work on the actual project unlike many other internships around. Amazing benefits for an intern like awesome housing, trip to San Diego etc. The management and HR is very helpful and down to earth.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any cons. It was a really wonderful experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. A great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are very generous to the interns. The salary is comparable to the full position. They take care of everything, from transportation to accommodation. They arrange lots of activities for the interns to build the network. The recruiting staffs are very helpful and friendly. You get to work with many talented interns coming from different universities. You will be working on a practical problem that actually makes a difference (if it worked) comparing to writing a paper that nobody cares.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons. Some people do not have enough guidance from their mentors because their mentors are busy. But it really depends on your luck.


  3. Life-Changing Intern Experience

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    I've interned for a few summers in different departments so I have some perspective on this.

    -Lifestyle. As an intern, they don't want you to have a bad experience. You won't bring work home, and you won't work overtime. Period.

    -Responsibility. People at this company have integrity. Everyone understands the impact the company makes on the world and is respectful of that responsibility. Jerks are noticeably sparse here.

    -Relationships. As an intern, you get to meet a LOT of other interns from all the top Engineering programs across the country and the world. This is the single best part of being an intern at Qualcomm. The relaxed atmosphere outside work lets you bond with your peers better than at school! Interns are housed close together (but not too close) to nurture a sense of community and belonging. Oh yeah, and the really awesome housing is completely covered for all interns. Soft beds, lots of pillows are the little touches that make the summer awesome.

    -Help. HR is very friendly and willing to help you make the most of your summer. Great support system of people.

    Cons

    Communication/Language barriers. But this is more a reflection of the market for hardware and software talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the intern program! The more the merrier.


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  5. Fabulous, Exciting and Enriching

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Got to work on the actual technologies that are currently used in the markets
    - Applied the concepts learnt in the University
    - Competitive but pressure-less environment
    - Got to learn beyond limits
    - All the employees are very helpful
    - Interns are treated like Kings!!

    Cons

    - No glass window offices for Interns
    - not much interaction with other teams
    - less options for food

    Advice to Management

    Continue the efforts for Interns and increase the intern interaction with other teams in their group.


  6. Electrical Engineering Intern in San Diego

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

    Competitive pay, paid for travel to and from San Diego, provided luxury housing all summer, many intern activities to keep us busy outside of work and help make friends, encouraged learning/job shadowing, and had many seminars to connect the interns with senior level management. This was a wonderful experience!

    Cons

    None come to mind. It was a great summer!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great internship program!


  7. Experience in Qualcomm was awesome! As an intern you really get to learn a lot and enjoy as well.

    • 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

    Qualcomm really takes care of their employees! The people, the atmosphere all add to enjoyment in your work.

    Cons

    Cant think of any from the back of my mind.

    Advice to Management

    Well they are doing an awesome job!


  8. Helpful (1)

    Public Affairs Internship

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

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

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is an extremely successful company that truly cares about it's employees and interns. The internship program is so strong that I immediately felt apart of the team and involved in each step of the way through the various projects I assisted them with. The people are friendly, smart, driven and fun.

    Cons

    The only reason I would not recommend Qualcomm to somebody is if they were not passionate about wireless technology and the big advances occurring in the industry, or if they weren't keen on the big corporate feel.


  9. Public Relations Department

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

    take great care of their employees, great company culture

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about my experience


  10. Good learning curve.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, smart people to work with, good management

    Cons

    Some projects get cancelled or lose steam


  11. Helpful (1)

    Internship at Qualcomm

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

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

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

    Pros

    1. Great Intern treatment.
    2. Responsibility to do something the team depends on and not just some random testing stuff.
    3. San Diego..!! :p

    Cons

    1. The pay during the internship was adequate but the full time offer was below par.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing great with the entire experience. The only thing lacking is the compensation (which could be improved to par on other similar companies like nVidia)



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