Qualcomm Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
1,652 Reviews
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1,652 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 118 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 103 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 81 reviews)

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  1.  

    Interim Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Some of the smartest folks in the semiconductor industry

    - If you want to gets hands dirty with low level work like computer organization, processors, compilers and operating systems and advanced communication protocols like LTE/4G , this is a great place to start.

    - Great benefits as interns and as full time employees.

    - Learning curve is steep, mentor/manager system per intern , guidance and training is good.

    - Company is doing well. Very positive outlook for the next couple of years.

    Cons

    - Large organization and hence has uneven distribution of good work

    - Senior engineers tend to do most of the good work and interns complete the housekeeping stuff. Atleast it felt like that way.

    - Software division slightly takes a backseat over hardware division. Pay and bonus is higher for design engineers.

    - Too much work to kill your work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice company. But busy of course

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good salary, great culture and experience. The company's core values are execution, partner, and inspiration. I like it.

    Cons

    Like other IT companies, it's very busy. Sometime the normal employees would like to choose overtime working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of sources and knowledgable people

    Cons

    It's hard to learn lots of things in short time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun environment to work and interact

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Management Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Work at Qualcomm was not terribly overwhelming, but not completely trivial. Projects were manageable and allowed me to interact with a large number of people from throughout the corporate hierarchy. Also free sodas, waters, coffee and tea in every building.

    Cons

    Some dead time between projects, but nothing too terrible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    My internship was very amazing as I got a chance to work on what my interest is and used to have lot of happy hours and intern outings

    Cons

    Used to sit in lab and didn't get a chance to interact with other interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship Experience At Qualcomm Bangalore

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1.The work environment.
    2. Flexible work hours
    3. Lots of perks as an intern (Regular Outings)
    4. Work on real time projects

    Cons

    The experience, specially of an intern may depend on the mentor and how busy he is. Although my mentor was pretty busy himself, I made it a point to keep in touch regularly and ensure that I was being given decent work to do as an intern. But again, that may not work with everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place for a intern

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    good way to gain experience, I could tell it was a very well run company where the employees seemed happy to work there.

    Cons

    It is a job that demands a lot of time and there is a lack of work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to spend a summer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is extremely helpful and interested in making sure it is a positive experience. Executives are accessible and will even do lunch one on one with interns. There are a lot of smart people working on bleeding edge technologies. HR is amazing. There are lots of events for interns to have fun outside of work, and San Diego is close enough to paradise.

    Cons

    Intern projects could be sort of hit or miss. Interns sometimes felt obligated to work extra hours in order to complete tasks, but felt discouraged from admitting to working overtime (and getting paid for it).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job overall!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very good company to start with

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good and challenging work. Very good work culture. Very dynamic

    Cons

    Sometimes erratic management. Though depends on your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Spring Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome Work Culture, good support from team and manager, good opportunity to work on real time systems, good chance to technically build ourselves

    Cons

    duration of the internship is only 3 months, preferably should be 6 atleast

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