Qualcomm Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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Pros
  • Upper management genuinely wants employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance (though some project leads may not) (in 131 reviews)

  • Get to work on cutting edge technology (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad inter office politics; poor work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Pay is not great for the long hours they expect of you (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Fun internship, not much substance

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it)

    Cons

    Tend not to take interns seriously, often projects are found last minute

    Advice to Management

    Take your interns more seriously (in terms of assigning them meaningful work)


  2. dissatisfied

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    weather, culture, location, reporting, technology

    Cons

    no structure, no hierarchy, no arbritation

    Advice to Management

    respect engineers and see lultidues of engiuneering jobs to take care ow finding a great company, the company started well but now is in the hands of mamagers.


  3. Good Pay, Good Culture, Actual Work Was Terrible

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Intern
    Current Employee - Financial Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Tangibles Competitive Pay and Great Benefits Free housing, Great Company-Wide Events, free food, free soda and drinks, coffee, on campus cafeteria, gym-- the list goes on and on. Intangibles Absolutely fantastic coworkers. Some of the best friends I have to this very day. Everyone I came across was extremely friendly, intelligent, and hard-working.

    Cons

    There was an impossible lack of communication and cooperation between departments. Work seemed menial and pointless at times. Often the tasks given to Finance Interns was un-rewarding and processor-level activities.

    Advice to Management

    It's an engineering company-- through and through. But give the Finance Interns a rewarding role in which they have a manager who is willing to go to bat for them Overall, this is a dead-end for finance interns.


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  5. good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    missing a good work life balance

    Advice to Management

    improve work life balance


  6. Turning point in my career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In house Qualcomm CDMA University Location, great weather! People are nice.

    Cons

    Interns weren't given as much responsibilities and not treated in par.

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Good place to intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good R&D projects, bright people.

    Cons

    Unfair interview after internship, had 3 months to assess but still interviewed.

    Advice to Management

    Separate managers from R&D tech dev.


  8. Intern

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    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience, good compensation. Lot of activities every day.

    Cons

    Need to engage manager/mentors on a daily basis. Focus on productivity even though you may not have prior experience.


  9. Inten Engineer

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    Current Intern - Intern Engineer
    Current Intern - Intern Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Work-life balance. Overall a great place to work because it is located near La Jolla Beach. People are nice. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Didn't learn much during the intern experience.


  10. Good incentives, not so good work culture

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    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice incentives, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bad work culture, lot of bureaucracy.


  11. nothing much to say about it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    young, respectful, innovative, as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    Cons

    long working hours,as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    Advice to Management

    nothing really,as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company



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