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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 352 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Software Engineering Intern"

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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

    Relaxed work environment. Nice people. Every flavor of lacroix available in the break rooms. Great experience as an intern. People are more than willing to help teach you, if you ask nicely.

    Cons

    Projects tend to be mundane. Tools are unmaintained or nonexistent for working with any software that isn't the newest version. Documentation is nowhere to be found. There is a general sense of acceptance that 'this is the way things are', and 'thats someone else's problem'. These attitudes are both contagious and damaging.

    Advice to Management

    Patents may have built the company, but its going to take more to save it. Stay close to what you know best.

  3. "Intern Review"

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intern experience was done very well

    Cons

    None that I could see the intern experience was enjoyable.


  4. "Intern review"

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    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 pay, excellent housing: fully furnished luxury apartments with housekeeping, amazing location (San Diego), many programs for interns such as lecture series, home room, potluck etc.
    Generally relaxed work culture for interns

    Cons

    Some interns did not get to choose a team (they were directly hired for a particular team). So some of them were stuck in teams whose work they did not find interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Only the digital design and software interns get to pick their team. It would be great if other interns (Analog, Test, Product) also got to pick their teams.


  5. "Good internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Boulder, CO
    Former Intern - Software Developer Intern in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom of thought process
    Very nice work environment and work culture
    Get to work with a lot of smart and talented engineers

    Cons

    The time when I was interning was when there was the news of layoffs and so sometimes the environment within the office was gloomy.


  6. "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


  7. "Summer Internship 2015"

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    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

  8. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team spirit and exposure!

    Cons

    Nothing as such. No cons.


  9. "Good Internship experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice activities and work. Overall a great internship experience.

    Cons

    Company is restructuring so watch out their decisions on reducing current employee benefits which otherwise is good.


  10. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I interned at Qualcomm and loved the following:
    -The campus is beautiful and has many great places to hang out
    -The people are helpful and nice
    -The work is challenging

    Cons

    Some things I didn't like:
    -The company is too big; sometimes I felt like just a number
    -There is too much red tape--meetings and access permission and the like
    -Teams very greatly in quality

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep all your employees engaged and feeling appreciated. This will make a great company better and attract more amazing talent!


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