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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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  1. "Life-Changing Intern Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've interned for a few summers in different departments so I have some perspective on this.

    -Lifestyle. As an intern, they don't want you to have a bad experience. You won't bring work home, and you won't work overtime. Period.

    -Responsibility. People at this company have integrity. Everyone understands the impact the company makes on the world and is respectful of that responsibility. Jerks are noticeably sparse here.

    -Relationships. As an intern, you get to meet a LOT of other interns from all the top Engineering programs across the country and the world. This is the single best part of being an intern at Qualcomm. The relaxed atmosphere outside work lets you bond with your peers better than at school! Interns are housed close together (but not too close) to nurture a sense of community and belonging. Oh yeah, and the really awesome housing is completely covered for all interns. Soft beds, lots of pillows are the little touches that make the summer awesome.

    -Help. HR is very friendly and willing to help you make the most of your summer. Great support system of people.

    Cons

    Communication/Language barriers. But this is more a reflection of the market for hardware and software talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the intern program! The more the merrier.


  2. "Fabulous, Exciting and Enriching"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Got to work on the actual technologies that are currently used in the markets
    - Applied the concepts learnt in the University
    - Competitive but pressure-less environment
    - Got to learn beyond limits
    - All the employees are very helpful
    - Interns are treated like Kings!!

    Cons

    - No glass window offices for Interns
    - not much interaction with other teams
    - less options for food

    Advice to Management

    Continue the efforts for Interns and increase the intern interaction with other teams in their group.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Internship at Qualcomm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great Intern treatment.
    2. Responsibility to do something the team depends on and not just some random testing stuff.
    3. San Diego..!! :p

    Cons

    1. The pay during the internship was adequate but the full time offer was below par.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing great with the entire experience. The only thing lacking is the compensation (which could be improved to par on other similar companies like nVidia)


  4. "It was fun."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an intern, housing and transportation is procided

    Cons

    Very quick pace, need to be very bright to keep up

    Advice to Management

    HIgher pay :P


  5. "great benefits for interns"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive salary, lodging reimbursement, relocation reimbursement, paid timeoff.
    worked on projects just same as a full-time. oppurtunities to get access to top-level technologies and made real contributions to the future products

    Cons

    management processing was slow, probably due to huge organizations and huge amount of employees.

    Advice to Management

    new employee orientation should be more departmental-/team-specific other than general introductions to the whole company.


  6. "Easily one of the best internship opportunities in the nation."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - IT Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insanely good benefits for an undergraduate internship.
    High pay, exciting work, amazing people.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind. Traffic is heavy in the area but that's the price you pay to live and work in California.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Qualcomm Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing learning experience.
    Lots of on-campus acivities for Intern.

    Cons

    If in Research Center, have to do lots of stuff with little help.

  8. "Awesome Intership Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Firmware Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Firmware Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Free relocation package during intern period, including relocation reimbursement.
    2. Great amount of intern activities and is a good way to know other interns from all over the area.
    3. Managers have plans for interns and projects are given based on each one's ability.
    4. They also provide many chances to get to know different teams and fields, and also provide applications for job transition.
    5. Abundant resource such as online training and tech talks, even industrial business introductions.
    6. Great weather, beautiful city.
    7. High opportunity to obtain rehire after finishing acedamy.

    Cons

    1. Work load really depends on the manager. Some are really pushy.
    2. Total amount of interns are too large that they always miss some things or mails for some people.
    3. Some interns get really simple or not-that-critical projects, which makes them feel not participating in the teamwork.


  9. "Quite good and stable"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environments: free drink and fruit; office is fully equiped and quite large
    colleagues are nice, people like to communicate on work and cooperate well
    working tasks are interesting, combining communication and hardware design

    Cons

    There are few public traffic to company site. So it would be very inconvenient without a car.
    There is a canteen in the building, but it closes in the afternoon so only lunch and breakfast is available.


  10. "Excellent workplace environment, however opportunities are limited in non-science based areas"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flex-time, comfortable space, drinks and snacks provided, large company events are common, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Very few negatives, however this is a technology based firm so if you do not have a science background you may be limited

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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