Qualcomm Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
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  1. Best Summer Ever

    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm has a great internship program. They flew us all out and paid for our living expenses, and also flew us out to San Diego for a weekend. There is also a lot of interaction with your manager/mentor (may depend on your team) and most interns are given projects with an impact.

    Cons

    There is a good amount of bureaucracy, which is to be expected from such a large company.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. Really well organized

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

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

    Pros

    I had a great team: mentor, technical lead, and manager.
    Everyone was willing to help out. There were also tons of other interns there, so it was like being in a college town.

    Cons

    There really weren't too many cons! It is quite fast paced, but even for someone who barely could code in C, I was able to handle it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much really!

  3. They seem to throw a lot of people at one problem but it is a good job.

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

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and a great network of people to be around. Qualcomm campus is great.

    Cons

    It felt a bit too confined, and sometimes you would hear people complain about the job itself, though not often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Simply the most amazing Summer I have ever had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    - People at Qualcomm are talented and yet they are very helpful. Most of the people I worked with have open doors policy.
    - Qualcomm has one of the best internship programs and interns are regularly showered with fun activities.
    - Interns are automatically being considered for return internship opportunities or a full time position.
    - There are many career opportunities in the Qualcomm HQ, employees are encouraged to explore areas that fit their passion.

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Perhaps creating more collaboration areas for people to come together and discuss their projects.
    - Traditional meeting rooms are great for recurring meetings to discuss the project status, but a collaboration area could be used by engineers to sit together and code throughout the day/week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Interim Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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
  7. Interim Engineering Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Cover all your housing cost. Good pay. Nice mentorship and managerment.A lot of events. You can learn a lot in a big company not only the technique. The intern week can also provide you a great change to meet other interns in different field.

    Cons

    Some of the regional office may be located far from downtown of a small city. If you don't have a car. You may feel a little bit boring when weekends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Awesome place, always open to trying out new technologies

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

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

    Pros

    - Filled with smart people: the more senior, the smarter
    - Managers genuinely care about you as a person
    - Loaded with cash to burn on fancy R&D projects that might not necessarily see the market
    - Interns are treated like nobility
    - Qualcomm pedigree is a great stepping stone to full-time offer or other companies

    Cons

    - Unclear market strategy/vision for some technologies outside of their 'core'

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a better strategy to bring your display technology to market. Probably necessary to bring aboard display industry veterans from other companies into the senior management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great internship experience

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, and lots of opportunity to succeed. Qualcomm provides what an internship truly should be - a learning experience that benefits both the company and the intern.

    Cons

    Long work hours are sometimes needed in order to complete projects and tasks on time, although no one expects you to work more than you are supposed to.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Wonderful!

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

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

    Pros

    Working environment is nice.
    I could do whatever I proposed as my summer intern project.
    In addition, in such a top company, you would have the chance to learn a lot and take a look of many new technologies.
    They also coordinate a lot of fun stuffs and activities for interns.
    San Diego is a wonderful city!
    One other thing is that Qualcomm provides housing for all interns.
    The provided housing is amazing......

    Cons

    Only free drink...but not free food like that in google or facebook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good experience

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (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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