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  • Hard to keep work life balance (in 346 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "Good Old Boy System"

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    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fizzy water, nice campus and library.

    Cons

    People are rude and it is crowded everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Update your resume


  2. "Software Engineering Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Nice people. Every flavor of lacroix available in the break rooms. Great experience as an intern. People are more than willing to help teach you, if you ask nicely.

    Cons

    Projects tend to be mundane. Tools are unmaintained or nonexistent for working with any software that isn't the newest version. Documentation is nowhere to be found. There is a general sense of acceptance that 'this is the way things are', and 'thats someone else's problem'. These attitudes are both contagious and damaging.

    Advice to Management

    Patents may have built the company, but its going to take more to save it. Stay close to what you know best.

  3. "Engineering Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place for internship. Lots of fun Activies and things to do. Great opportunity to meet advisors.

    Cons

    To many people leading to less significant job and low impact job been offered to interns. Low visibility of full time opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Most positions were intern specific and didn't have opportunity to convert to full time. Changing this will get more serious students to sign up.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Good place to intern"

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    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. "Turning point in my career"

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    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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible hours, technically challenging work and a fair amount of free activities (music/sports) during lunch hours. Great opportunities to get patents and learn with the internal voluntary employee presentation scheme.

    Cons

    Poor middle management and work life balance - Management are over-subscribing work and the pressure piles on the lower roles. My team were working 12 hour shifts at times, and commonly arrive at 8am and still have an hour conference call to take at 6pm.

    Internal politics are also a joke. Expect to rvsp managers into email to get a reply.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to say No to work.


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