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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated December 14, 2016
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  • Work life balance is a major con (in 308 reviews)

  • No work life balance, personal life takes a major toll (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best summers I have had"

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

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

    Pros

    Although the experience might be team dependent, my team was fantastic, project was great, manager was super chill (got to go golfing with him), and the support for interns is fantastic! We had SO many intern events and were definitely well taken care of.

    Cons

    Not San Diego, CA so we sometimes didn't get to work on all the cutting edge stuff.


  2. "Good place, learn much."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Systems Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Systems Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good place especially if your major is wireless communications under EE/ECE in PhD. You can use what you have learned into practical product in reality.

    Cons

    Kind of busy in work.


  3. "Qualcomm is a company dedicated to work/life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    The facilities are great, the teams want to innovate, and the company has a family like culture

    Cons

    the traffic is a nightmare

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. "Wonderful place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Government Affairs Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Government Affairs Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm's Wireless Reach division is utilizing their cutting-edge technology in a variety of ways to improve the lives of the global population. The work was both rewarding and interesting. Great group of people to work with. Incredible benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes culture seemed a little bit static, likely due to Qualcomm's long existence.


  6. "Solid Company. Good Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunity and work environment. The company sponsors many internal learning and training sessions to learn both internal infrastructures and useful skills that can be used outside the company.

    Cons

    Feels like a big company. Hard to move up or around and big company bureaucracy is widely prevalent. Time commitment is extremely large as well. Most employees work long hours after going home.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Intern Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Digital Hardware Intern
    Current Intern - Digital Hardware Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture. Great compensation for interns.

    Cons

    Some people are racist, not comfortable to work with them.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those racists.


  8. "It is a great company to work at"

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

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

    Pros

    I interned here during the summer 2014. It is a great company definitely. They take good care of inters. The housing is super awesome and the work is super cool.

    Cons

    The actual assignments to particular teams happen very late, almost like 2 weeks before the start of internship, which was not desired.


  9. "Best Internship."

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

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

    Pros

    San Diego, work on challenging projects, people and culture are amazing

    Cons

    Can't think of one.


  10. "Great learning and networking experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interns are really taken care of, pampered almost. Loads of networking and learning opportunities. Interns are also encouraged to take part in activities outside work, like the IdeaQuest competition and community service.

    Cons

    Some interns face issues with being put in a team of their choice. Experience can depend on the mentor and manager you get.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "High-quality interning environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent housing and compensation package provided to interns. Very good mentoring program - never felt like I was being pressured, but still was able to contribute to 'real' work. Good program for moving into a full-time position.

    Cons

    The lion's share of the company's official attention appears to be given to groups that work at the main San Diego campus. Groups that are in other locations (even if still in San Diego) can feel a bit isolated.



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