Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
1,686 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was fun.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in La Jolla, CA

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

    Pros

    As an intern, housing and transportation is procided

    Cons

    Very quick pace, need to be very bright to keep up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HIgher pay :P

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great benefits for interns

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    competitive salary, lodging reimbursement, relocation reimbursement, paid timeoff.
    worked on projects just same as a full-time. oppurtunities to get access to top-level technologies and made real contributions to the future products

    Cons

    management processing was slow, probably due to huge organizations and huge amount of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    new employee orientation should be more departmental-/team-specific other than general introductions to the whole company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great summer at Qualcomm

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, free housing, free surfing lessons, good learning experience

    Cons

    Pay not as high as other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Qualcomm Internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing learning experience.
    Lots of on-campus acivities for Intern.

    Cons

    If in Research Center, have to do lots of stuff with little help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Easily one of the best internship opportunities in the nation.

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

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

    Pros

    Insanely good benefits for an undergraduate internship.
    High pay, exciting work, amazing people.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind. Traffic is heavy in the area but that's the price you pay to live and work in California.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Intership Experience

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

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

    Pros

    1. Free relocation package during intern period, including relocation reimbursement.
    2. Great amount of intern activities and is a good way to know other interns from all over the area.
    3. Managers have plans for interns and projects are given based on each one's ability.
    4. They also provide many chances to get to know different teams and fields, and also provide applications for job transition.
    5. Abundant resource such as online training and tech talks, even industrial business introductions.
    6. Great weather, beautiful city.
    7. High opportunity to obtain rehire after finishing acedamy.

    Cons

    1. Work load really depends on the manager. Some are really pushy.
    2. Total amount of interns are too large that they always miss some things or mails for some people.
    3. Some interns get really simple or not-that-critical projects, which makes them feel not participating in the teamwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Incredible workplace that cares for their employees and listens to the creative ideas of everyone.

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

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

    Pros

    - Friendliest Co-Workers You'll Ever Meet
    - Emphasis on R&D and the Ideas of All Employees
    - Free Soda

    Cons

    - Ginormous Campus (San Diego)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Relaxed but challenging work

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    • 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

    The way they hold work-life balance in a high regard, a flexible company that values its employees and treats them very well.

    Cons

    It's a large company so it might be hard to climb to the top ranks quickly if that's your goal

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Internship Experience

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    • 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

    The internship program had very good compensation and excellent accommodations. They also hosted a lot of social events to help interns meet each other.

    Cons

    During my summer internship, I wasn't given a lot of responsibility or particularly challenging work and didn't really use or expand my technical skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should try to give interns a project that will help them to further their technical skills and not just busy work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent workplace environment, however opportunities are limited in non-science based areas

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Flex-time, comfortable space, drinks and snacks provided, large company events are common, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Very few negatives, however this is a technology based firm so if you do not have a science background you may be limited

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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