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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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4.3 117 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(9 ratings)

97% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 93 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 74 reviews)

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    Easily one of the best internship opportunities in the nation.

    IT Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsNo cons come to mind. Traffic is heavy in the area but that's the price you pay to live and work in California.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Qualcomm Internship

    Interim Engineering Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to do internship

    Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat team, innovative work, work life balance
    Good salary, housing, free drinks, intern activities

    ConsHard to find research work that matches your PhD thesis

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome Intership Experience

    Firmware Engineer Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Pros1. 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.

    Cons1. 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    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)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Relaxed but challenging work

    Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Internship Experience

    Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Software Development Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsFlexible Work hours, good comp

    Consslow decision making, politics etc

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce politics, treat everyone equally

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you are interested in tech and love Southern California, there's no better place to work

    Summer Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsForward looking management. Wide range of opportunities. They are pretty flexible on letting you change departments if the opportunities permit it.

    Qualcomm takes great care of your work-life balance.

    ConsPure tech focus. Could do with some sort of a rotation program on the likes of what Intel has. Without it, the opportunities are very limited for people with interests at the intersection of tech and business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEstablish a rotation program for engineering hires who can get in on the business side and help Qualcomm really diversify beyond just being a patent churning machine.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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