Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship at Qualcomm

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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 for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Great manager
    Great team to work together
    San Diego is a great place

    Cons

    I like the Company, not much cons as I know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many interesting work going on, please hire more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was fun.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for less than a 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
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    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    Great summer at Qualcomm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    BSP CUSTOMER ENGINEER

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Intern in Shenzhen, Guangdong (China)

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

    Pros

    Good profits;
    well internship program;
    advanced technique.

    Cons

    no cons here i think

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Easily one of the best internship opportunities in the nation.

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for less than a 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
  10.  

    Great company to do internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to find research work that matches your PhD thesis

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome Intership Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 for less than a 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

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