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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated November 29, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 367 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Such a great company!"

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    Former Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great company culture, great everything!

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say.


  2. "Internship review"

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Decent perks.

    Cons

    Managers take the final review call even if other peer reviews are excellent. So you have to keep your manager updated which each and every small thing.

    Advice to Management

    Too much power in hands of managers.

  3. "Hardware Verification Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized
    Housing provided
    Great location

    Cons

    assigned projects, not involved in real work


  4. "Lot of projects going on, work depends on team"

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    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many projects, smart people, good culture.

    Cons

    Many projects dont see day light and are kept as backup options. So if you project gets selected to be deployed, then it is worth the work, else no one uses what you created.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large, well-established, industry-leading company. Payment was generous, as well as intern benefits.

    Cons

    Structural changes and market competition


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Qualcomm intern"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very talented engineers, good environment, good pay for interns

    Cons

    It seems there were too much politics in the team I worked.


  7. "Good Internship -- but choose your team wisely!"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Located north of San Diego in La Jolla. Very upscale town with beach nearby! I was a summer intern there. I loved meeting the other interns and getting to know about the company. If I could do it all over again, I would have chosen a different team to more align my work with my personal career choices. I removed one start because I think this company needs to work hard to keep itself up meaning it doesn't innovate enough! (A lot of Qualcomm's revenue comes from patents and intellectual property. This is to say the company 'compels' manufactures to pay for Qualcomm's 'innovations' instead of truly innovating and then watching the customers come running to the company to buy its cool tech.

    Cons

    It's not Silicon Valley but close enough!

  8. "Good Work"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Opportunity to work on futuristic projects.

    Cons

    Pay is less for CS majors compared to industry

    Advice to Management

    Treat young talent based on background and experience instead of internal normalized scale.


  9. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing intern events that include surfing lessons, hackathons, Servapalooza, summer on the lawn(QSOL) events, technical talks, laser tagging, carnivals, soccer tournaments, volleyball tournaments, movie nights, and much more
    -the Campus Team is great and makes the internship really fun
    -You get to work on ground-breaking projects that will change the future of mobile technology
    -My team treated me as a valuable member of the team
    -Got to push code on a weekly basis and my features were being used by other members of my team
    -Get housed in a fully furnished, luxury apartment with maid service
    -Live in sunny San Diego where there are tons of things to do during the weekends with your fellow interns

    Cons

    - Like most tech companies, there is a lack of diversity. For example, the team that I was in did not have one female developer. However, recently, Qualcomm has made efforts to change this by holding conferences for diverse college candidates

    Advice to Management

    Keep on investing in the summer internship program so Qualcomm can keep attracting top talent


  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Software Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support network and had a lot of activities with other interns. Work was not the most interesting but at the same time not pure grunt work.

    Cons

    People there aren't very fun or young, but that's expected for a company like Qualcomm. Had great benefits overall, so can't say much here.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure what advice I could give to management. Overall the program was great, and I wouldn't change much.


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