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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 322 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 72 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people and chance to work on cutting edge technology.
    Excellent intern benefits like accommodation. Good perks for good performers.

    Cons

    Layoffs! Negative energy throughout the campus. People looking for other jobs elsewhere.
    Future looks bleak.


  2. "Engineering Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place for internship. Lots of fun Activies and things to do. Great opportunity to meet advisors.

    Cons

    To many people leading to less significant job and low impact job been offered to interns. Low visibility of full time opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Most positions were intern specific and didn't have opportunity to convert to full time. Changing this will get more serious students to sign up.


  3. "Qualcomm Marketing Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work environment was fairly autonomous. I would be assigned projects with open ended deadlines. The resources were great, and the development track for interns was top notch.

    Cons

    Never knew if my work was actually being used anywhere. Kinda stuffy for a tech company. Not the best communication between departments, leading to redundancies.

    Advice to Management

    The executive team should guttier hands a little more dirty with the rest of the company. They do a pretty good job, but Qualcomm, especially San Diego isa pretty casual setting. I think the executive team could get little more involved.


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  5. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, exciting projects, free housing for interns, interesting summer events for all Qcom interns. You are having a great chance of receiving a job offer upon completing your internship.

    Cons

    Having found any cons. The company is often at the top list of best companies to work for. Don't hesitate to apply

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good management there

    Cons

    Culture could be better I feel, long hours


  7. "Interim engineering intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    1) Great working environment
    2) Very smart coworkers
    3) Great locations (e.g., Silicon Valley and San Diego)
    4) Pretty decent salary
    5) They have an excellent intern program

    Cons

    1) In many groups, group meetings are not open to interns
    2) Long hours, specially for project deadlines
    3) Not as many perks as you would get in companies such as Google

    Advice to Management

    Let interns learn more about other projects within the company


  8. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great housing provided. Competitive compensation. Various intern events and guest lectures organized to enhance the overall experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone willing to get an exposure to some of the recent cool technologies.

    Cons

    Did not learn a lot as such on the technical side. Was given a step-by-step task which had to be implemented. The project was completely thought about by the upper management of the team and the specifications provided were sometimes vague, which made the implementation process very iterative and mostly boring.


  9. "Excellent work, people, location"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good People. Good work. Good housing. Great location. Great Work life balance. If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  11. "I interned at Qualcomm during summer 2014 and it was wonderful experience. Very technical company, even at manager level"

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

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

    Pros

    San Diego is a great place to work and Qualcomm seems to be a be stable company for now

    Cons

    Base pay not so high compared to other bay area companies



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