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Updated January 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a major con (in 306 reviews)

  • No work life balance, personal life takes a major toll (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Good Old Boy System"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "nothing much to say about it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    young, respectful, innovative, as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    Cons

    long working hours,as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    Advice to Management

    nothing really,as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company


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  5. "Intern San Diego"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonably smart peple, good work life balance. Good salary. Good work environment. Free drinks.

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy, but that would be true for most companies

    Advice to Management

    More creativeness needed


  6. Helpful (1)

    "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice peers, Nice policies, Nice interaction

    Cons

    Work not satisfactory, The office brings down morale


  7. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility , Nice Senior Management, Helpful Co-workers

    Cons

    Not much innovative work, Boring Work, Not a good office


  8. "For a software Engineer, there is not much of innovation or really challenging work happening at Qualcomm India."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderabad (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice Environment, highly collabrative and a lot of fun events

    Cons

    Salary is much less comparatively, not very impressive benefits


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern"

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


  10. "Qualcomm employer review"

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

    Pros

    It is exciting to work for a company that is so successful at what it does. Everyone is extremely smart and there is opportunity for personal and career growth. Also, you can't beat a location like San Diego. It's one of the best places in the world to live and work in.

    Cons

    Same as the downsides for working for any large company. It is sometimes hard to get a good idea of what your work will go to help out the strategic goals of the organization. In a smaller company a single person's work is directly impacting to the success of the company.

    Advice to Management

    They could implement more efficient and frequent communication with the employees and have a way of transmitting ideas up to them.


  11. "if you find your niche, great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, nice people, location

    Cons

    not much sunlight (no windows)

    Advice to Management

    more organization



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