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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 322 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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!


  3. "Good Work"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Engineering Intern in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Intern - Summer Engineering Intern in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Professional Environment. Team members were friendly and Manager always supported and help whenever needed. Given Personal Office and Nice Infrastructure. Very Good Salary. Relocation expenses were provided by the Company. Nice work culture. Got Opportunities to visit San Diego for Company's Intern event twice.

    Cons

    Nothing much to say for cons. They do not provide car rentals instead of monthly rent for Temporary living. Regular work hours starts from 9-10 am for most of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Relocation policy flexible so that Employees & Interns have more options to choose for Relocation.


  7. "intern Ph.D. QCT"

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

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

    Pros

    good salary, nice package for transportation

    Cons

    the company is not doing that great these days

    Advice to Management

    work on teh moral of the company and make it more diverse


  8. "Physical Design Intern"

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    Current Intern - Physical Design Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Physical Design Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Good compensation.
    Good Work/Life balance.
    Cutting-edge work.
    Helpful co-workers.

    Cons

    I do not know of any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advice for Management.


  9. "Interim engineering intern"

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team and work environment, great to be part of the internship program that really help me to develop my career.

    Cons

    From my side, I really do not have any idea about the downside of Qualcomm, I really liked the team and the company.


  10. "Awesome interning experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm treated their interns with the upmost respect. Everyone that I came into contact with was excited to share their experiences and help me learn from my time there.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any downside. Everyday was a good day.

    Advice to Management

    None!


  11. "All-around great place to intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Qualcomm has a great work environment. The campus is beautiful, and the buildings have wonderful amenities.
    - My supervisors were helpful and great people.
    - Qualcomm offers great experiences for interns from surfing lessons to a beach day.
    - They put you up with a nice living situation for the duration of the internship.
    - Even if you don't go back for full-time employment or another internship, working at Qualcomm provides valuable references and work experience.

    Cons

    - Some of the intern events are far away and transportation is often difficult



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