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Updated February 20, 2018
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  • most of work is being moved to offshore, Very poor work life balance (in 376 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Lot of projects going on, work depends on team"

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    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many projects, smart people, good culture.

    Cons

    Many projects dont see day light and are kept as backup options. So if you project gets selected to be deployed, then it is worth the work, else no one uses what you created.


  2. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large, well-established, industry-leading company. Payment was generous, as well as intern benefits.

    Cons

    Structural changes and market competition

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Qualcomm intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very talented engineers, good environment, good pay for interns

    Cons

    It seems there were too much politics in the team I worked.


  4. "Good Internship -- but choose your team wisely!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company. Located north of San Diego in La Jolla. Very upscale town with beach nearby! I was a summer intern there. I loved meeting the other interns and getting to know about the company. If I could do it all over again, I would have chosen a different team to more align my work with my personal career choices. I removed one start because I think this company needs to work hard to keep itself up meaning it doesn't innovate enough! (A lot of Qualcomm's revenue comes from patents and intellectual property. This is to say the company 'compels' manufactures to pay for Qualcomm's 'innovations' instead of truly innovating and then watching the customers come running to the company to buy its cool tech.

    Cons

    It's not Silicon Valley but close enough!


  5. "Good Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Opportunity to work on futuristic projects.

    Cons

    Pay is less for CS majors compared to industry

    Advice to Management

    Treat young talent based on background and experience instead of internal normalized scale.


  6. "Interim engineering intern"

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team and work environment, great to be part of the internship program that really help me to develop my career.

    Cons

    From my side, I really do not have any idea about the downside of Qualcomm, I really liked the team and the company.


  7. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Marketing Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Marketing Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was fun, I had a good experience.

    Cons

    I was sometimes not fun

    Advice to Management

    Keep being cool

  8. "Great place, unfortunate timing"

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    • 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

    Really great experience, got to work with many very interesting people and on some cutting edge stuff. San Diego was also an amazing place.

    Cons

    Company was going through some rough times. Words of layoffs and restructuring around the offices really put a damper on the whole experience.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, every company goes through stuff like this eventually, but the great companies come out of it better than before. Only time will tell for Qualcomm.


  9. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, good work

    Cons

    Number of layoffs in September, 2015


  10. "Summer Internship 2015"

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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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, wonderful location, lost of intern events to get you out the office

    Cons

    Company was at a point of huge transition, many employees laid off which cast an uneasiness throughout the company


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