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Qualcomm intern Reviews

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

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  1. "Electrical Engineering Intern in San Diego"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, paid for travel to and from San Diego, provided luxury housing all summer, many intern activities to keep us busy outside of work and help make friends, encouraged learning/job shadowing, and had many seminars to connect the interns with senior level management. This was a wonderful experience!

    Cons

    None come to mind. It was a great summer!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great internship program!


  2. "Life-Changing Intern Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  3. "A great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very generous to the interns. The salary is comparable to the full position. They take care of everything, from transportation to accommodation. They arrange lots of activities for the interns to build the network. The recruiting staffs are very helpful and friendly. You get to work with many talented interns coming from different universities. You will be working on a practical problem that actually makes a difference (if it worked) comparing to writing a paper that nobody cares.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons. Some people do not have enough guidance from their mentors because their mentors are busy. But it really depends on your luck.


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  5. "One of the best experiences ever"

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

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

    Pros

    The work done by Qualcomm is really good. You can tell that the people love what they do and help you in any way possible in your tasks too. I got to work on the actual project unlike many other internships around. Amazing benefits for an intern like awesome housing, trip to San Diego etc. The management and HR is very helpful and down to earth.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any cons. It was a really wonderful experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very good company. Lots of activities for intern."

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

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

    Pros

    Very good company. Lots of activities for intern. Two intern weeks. Paid very good for interns. The business of this company continues to grow.

    Cons

    Depending on department, it can be a workoholic culture. Corporate HQ is far from city life and can be a bit sterile


  7. "Awesome Company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    + very flexible
    + takes good care of employees

    Cons

    - None as such, very good company
    - Food options at the canteen

    Advice to Management

    - None


  8. "Amazing Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work, amazing people, lot of activities, and in a nutshell, most amazing experience of working in a company

    Cons

    none really. Everything was done really well


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful!"

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

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

    Pros

    Working environment is nice.
    I could do whatever I proposed as my summer intern project.
    In addition, in such a top company, you would have the chance to learn a lot and take a look of many new technologies.
    They also coordinate a lot of fun stuffs and activities for interns.
    San Diego is a wonderful city!
    One other thing is that Qualcomm provides housing for all interns.
    The provided housing is amazing......

    Cons

    Only free drink...but not free food like that in google or facebook.

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great internship experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting projects, and lots of opportunity to succeed. Qualcomm provides what an internship truly should be - a learning experience that benefits both the company and the intern.

    Cons

    Long work hours are sometimes needed in order to complete projects and tasks on time, although no one expects you to work more than you are supposed to.


  11. "Interim Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - Intern in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cover all your housing cost. Good pay. Nice mentorship and managerment.A lot of events. You can learn a lot in a big company not only the technique. The intern week can also provide you a great change to meet other interns in different field.

    Cons

    Some of the regional office may be located far from downtown of a small city. If you don't have a car. You may feel a little bit boring when weekends.



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