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Qualcomm intern Reviews

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. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people and chance to work on cutting edge technology.
    Excellent intern benefits like accommodation. Good perks for good performers.

    Cons

    Layoffs! Negative energy throughout the campus. People looking for other jobs elsewhere.
    Future looks bleak.


  2. "Qualcomm Marketing Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

    The work environment was fairly autonomous. I would be assigned projects with open ended deadlines. The resources were great, and the development track for interns was top notch.

    Cons

    Never knew if my work was actually being used anywhere. Kinda stuffy for a tech company. Not the best communication between departments, leading to redundancies.

    Advice to Management

    The executive team should guttier hands a little more dirty with the rest of the company. They do a pretty good job, but Qualcomm, especially San Diego isa pretty casual setting. I think the executive team could get little more involved.


  3. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good management there

    Cons

    Culture could be better I feel, long hours


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  5. "Interim engineering intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    1) Great working environment
    2) Very smart coworkers
    3) Great locations (e.g., Silicon Valley and San Diego)
    4) Pretty decent salary
    5) They have an excellent intern program

    Cons

    1) In many groups, group meetings are not open to interns
    2) Long hours, specially for project deadlines
    3) Not as many perks as you would get in companies such as Google

    Advice to Management

    Let interns learn more about other projects within the company


  6. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great housing provided. Competitive compensation. Various intern events and guest lectures organized to enhance the overall experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone willing to get an exposure to some of the recent cool technologies.

    Cons

    Did not learn a lot as such on the technical side. Was given a step-by-step task which had to be implemented. The project was completely thought about by the upper management of the team and the specifications provided were sometimes vague, which made the implementation process very iterative and mostly boring.


  7. "Excellent work, people, location"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good People. Good work. Good housing. Great location. Great Work life balance. If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft.


  8. "I interned at Qualcomm during summer 2014 and it was wonderful experience. Very technical company, even at manager level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    San Diego is a great place to work and Qualcomm seems to be a be stable company for now

    Cons

    Base pay not so high compared to other bay area companies


  9. "Great Internship!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great city, great company. Culture is a little iffy

    Cons

    Very long hours for full-timers

    Advice to Management

    Provide snacks for those who stay past 5!


  10. "Very friendly work environment, intelligent coworkers and great compensation."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly management, great internal programs to promote ideas, and good work-life balance,

    Cons

    Less visibility, takes too long to get promoted or attain visibility.


  11. "Great Culture, Great City, Decent Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Come in when you want, expectations aren't too high.

    Cons

    Becoming a very large bureaucratic company.



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