Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. Fun environment to work and interact

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Good experience

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of sources and knowledgable people

    Cons

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


  3. Interim Engineering Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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  5. Device Engineer Intern

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun projects and lab manager is very helpful in techniques. Learned a lot and helpful for future career development. The HR is nice and organized a lot activities

    Cons

    the work load for an intern is quite a lot. they called to require preparing result summary power points at late night for a few times


  6. Very good internship experience.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of learning experiences Good hours Opportunities to work with cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Management could be more transparent.


  7. Awesome HR and accommodations, but the work could have been more interesting.

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, competitive pay, San Diego is beautiful, brilliant coworkers, housing and relocation was completely covered, R&D projects are very good, stable job outlook, HR (Campus Team) is by far the best of any company I've ever dealt with, great mentorship, executive speaker series, and they even held an intern hackathon

    Cons

    We didn't use agile software development, so there was very little flexibility or change as your project progressed. I had a project that was almost identical to the project that I had done the summer before at a different company. Projects are assigned based on what you have a proven track record of doing, and not what you want to do in the future. Shuttles go in loops around campus, and can take 15+ minutes to pick you up if you don't time it right. You could get banned from using the shuttles if you abuse them by taking them to an office that's closer to a mall/food court.

    Advice to Management

    Work across divisions and teams more.


  8. Good summer internship

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work-culture at Qualcomm was great. The people I worked with were smart and very helpful. The location (San Diego) is amazing. The benefits for full-time employment are also good.

    Cons

    The work for my internship was a bunch of programming and testing tasks, with little flexibility in the goals.


  9. Intern Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Intern - Intern Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work pace, Smart people, nice work environment

    Cons

    Conversion rate is not high.

    Advice to Management

    convert the interns as far as possible


  10. Summer Internship : Digital Design

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing and large company. Huge wireless market to tap.

    Cons

    Facing stiff competition in medium range segment.


  11. Great work culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance high salary

    Cons

    Very less scope for innovation and growth



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