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"Best Summer Ever"

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Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO
Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Qualcomm has a great internship program. They flew us all out and paid for our living expenses, and also flew us out to San Diego for a weekend. There is also a lot of interaction with your manager/mentor (may depend on your team) and most interns are given projects with an impact.

Cons

There is a good amount of bureaucracy, which is to be expected from such a large company.

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. "Providing self-development opportunities (as long as you're at the right place)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Balanced work-family living style if your department is not at the product cycle. Very good medicare package, especially for families with kids.

    Cons

    Only slightly higher salary than average.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Big company with limited career opportunities unless you work a lot of overtime"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - successful company with good financial status
    - pockets of good people and good teams
    - small areas with challenging design work
    - flexible in work hours and schedule

    Cons

    - a fair number of engineers have limited social and teamwork skills (to be expected based on the interview process)
    - work is not very challenging, mostly mindless bug fixes and porting
    - has fully transitioned to a big company that rewards heavy overtime but not anything else (wasn't this way originally)
    - promotes weak leaders who attempt to use fear (shouting, etc.) to motivate
    - highly directed work, low creativity, very strict adherence to processes (many of them weak or even detrimental to the business)
    - feedback for improvement no longer considered by upper management

    Advice to Management

    It is a reliable place to work and earn a paycheck. The company is focused on continuing to increase the cash flow for investors, and pays little attention to making it an innovative place for an engineer to be challenged. The company cannot be faulted for that...it is what it is.


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