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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 325 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Qualcomm is an overall good company to work for, just make sure you end up in the right group..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits, and a good compensation. The people are nice and the working atmosphere is pleasant. Qualcomm likes to emphasize on balancing work life and hobbies. There are nice events organized for employees. I think it is a great place to work for when you have a family. Your working hours are also very flexible.

    Cons

    Big company, can feel lost sometimes as an intern. I worked in two different groups. I hated the first one but really liked the second one. Your experience depends a LOT on your group (and therefore your manager too). I did not learn much in my first group but learned a lot in my second group in a shorter period of time.

    Advice to Management

    Really depends... first manager did not care about me. Second manager was awesome.


  2. "It is a great place for internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is fair to say that the interns are high class citizens. Regular employees are jealous about the intern activities. San Diego is a nice city.
    Decent and spacious parking lots.

    HR cares interns. It's true.

    Cons

    Cafeteria food is not of a great quality, sadly. The unlimited supply of soda will hurt the health of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Is FloTV a good business decision?


  3. "Qualcomm is a good company to work for."

    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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Work Environment. Nice People.

    Cons

    Working in labs running monotonous tests may not be very interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Smart people are there in the management.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Some thoughts as an intern...."

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

    Pros

    -Interesting work

    -Mentor is willing to help you out

    -Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    -Depending on the team, you can feel isolated

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Intern Review"

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

    Pros

    Great experience working on a small team of motivated engineers. Was able to make a meaningful contribution even as a summer intern.

    Cons

    Might feel lost within such a large company. On-campus food options are not very good. Ability to move up within company is unclear.

    Advice to Management

    Great job with executive speaker series for interns. Gave a good look into the future of the company. Good luck.


  7. "It allowed me to get a feel for software engineering in qualcomm."

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

    Pros

    There are really good benefits and a lot of great people to work with. The teams are usually very diverse and there are always good oportunities around.

    Cons

    The work can sometimes get quiet slow and boring, but you just need to keep looking for more interesting work that is around.

    Advice to Management

    They should allow some type of choice program so that new hires can choose which department they can go into.


  8. "Good internship experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate housing. Relocation is paid for. Very excellent free gym access. Flexible hours depending on your team. Casual work environment.

    Cons

    I felt that there wasn't enough attention in terms of mentoring given to me as an intern. The pay could've been a bit more when compared with other similarly sized software companies.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership was good overall. Team lead was very knowledgeable and competent technically. However they could have paid more attention to the intern and given me more feedback and guidance.


  9. "Full of smart people who are highly knowledgeable in wireless communications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's a reason why Qualcomm is often listed in Best Places to Work surveys. Management makes sure to listen to employee concerns, needs, and wants, in order to improve working conditions as well as work-life balance. At times, they are even proactive about introducing new ideas to make working at Qualcomm better.

    Not only that, working at Qualcomm gave me the opportunity to work with and learn from very smart and experienced people in the field of wireless communications. Since many of these people are the pioneers in the field, I was able to get a sneak peek at upcoming technologies--and everybody was open and willing to share with me. People (even some quite senior members) are generally happy to chat, no matter how busy they are.

    Cons

    Since it's a large company, sometimes it seems that an individual's contribution does not impact the company much. The managers do try, however, to recognize the contributions, even if it doesn't eventually pan out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the employees, and they will continue to pay you back with great work and quality products.


  10. "Great Company but work is a little simplistic"

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

    Pros

    Awesome pay, paid housing for interns, lots of events and chances to get to know other interns and full-time employes

    Cons

    Work is not challenging, not enough work, too much time to get ramped up and get basic tools (VS etc.), Had to make my own work

    Advice to Management

    Have work ready for interns before they show up so that they are not bored/have nothing to do


  11. "Great Benefits, Excellent Place"

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

    Pros

    Great perks
    Smart People
    Cool San Diego
    State-of-the-art technology

    Cons

    Although it is a great place to work, bureacracy rules big time. Everything gets delayed, since there is a lot of hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Initiate recognition and rewards for outstanding employees. re-organise the hierarchy with less or no bureaucracy. More work-life balance needed, since most employees spend time in office.


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