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Updated January 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a major con (in 315 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "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!


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "intern"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was fun, I had a good experience.

    Cons

    I was sometimes not fun

    Advice to Management

    Keep being cool


  6. "Very Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people work on cutting-edge technology.Leader in their field.Help the interns in basic requirements which helps them in adjusting in new city.Mentor and managers are very helpful.Interns can opt for their favorite team if they want to join as full time.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is no predefined project for the interns.So interns do not know what to work on for 3-4 weeks.The building which was appointed to me was very dark.No proper lightings.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very good overall.But they can ask the interns for their preferences before assigning them random team.


  7. "Great place, unfortunate timing"

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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

    Really great experience, got to work with many very interesting people and on some cutting edge stuff. San Diego was also an amazing place.

    Cons

    Company was going through some rough times. Words of layoffs and restructuring around the offices really put a damper on the whole experience.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, every company goes through stuff like this eventually, but the great companies come out of it better than before. Only time will tell for Qualcomm.


  8. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, good work

    Cons

    Number of layoffs in September, 2015


  9. "Summer Internship 2015"

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

    Pros

    Great pay, wonderful location, lost of intern events to get you out the office

    Cons

    Company was at a point of huge transition, many employees laid off which cast an uneasiness throughout the company


  10. "Company Review"

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

    Pros

    Great team spirit and exposure!

    Cons

    Nothing as such. No cons.


  11. "Good Internship experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice activities and work. Overall a great internship experience.

    Cons

    Company is restructuring so watch out their decisions on reducing current employee benefits which otherwise is good.



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