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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    • 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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    Good learning curve.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, smart people to work with, good management

    Cons

    Some projects get cancelled or lose steam

    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
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  5.  

    It was fun.

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing company, very good growth prospects, awesome place to live if placed at San Diego

    Cons

    Few False Positives are there, who arent smart to be at Qualcomm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great summer at Qualcomm

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    • 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
  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.  

    Easily one of the best internship opportunities in the nation.

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    • 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
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    Laid back internship with opportunities to prove yourself

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

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

    Pros

    For interns:

    - Great intern activities both at work and outside of work
    - Good work life balance
    - Projects: they don't expect a lot from interns, but if you demonstrate to them that you can be trusted with more responsibility, they'll give it to you.
    - Pay is competitive
    - Housing and relocation is paid for
    - Good chance of getting a return offer if you do a good job.

    Cons

    I imagine that it takes a little time to move up here. This might not be a big deal to some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You can probably push your interns a little harder.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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