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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. "Laid back internship with opportunities to prove yourself"

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

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

    Pros

    For interns:

    - Great intern activities both at work and outside of work
    - Good work life balance
    - Projects: they don't expect a lot from interns, but if you demonstrate to them that you can be trusted with more responsibility, they'll give it to you.
    - Pay is competitive
    - Housing and relocation is paid for
    - Good chance of getting a return offer if you do a good job.

    Cons

    I imagine that it takes a little time to move up here. This might not be a big deal to some people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You can probably push your interns a little harder.


  2. "Solid place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are smart and hardworking. There is alot of collaboration and everyone is willing to help others out. Additionally, San Diego is a great city to work in.

    Cons

    Space was kind of cramped during my internship. Did not get an office or cubicle, instead got a desk that was kind of just in the middle of the hallway (think receptionist's desk)


  3. "Great benefits"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, interesting work, well structured company

    Cons

    the company's over all flow feels slow


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  5. "Internship Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    -Really cutting edge stuff
    -Manager was really knowledgable

    Cons

    -R&D division has very little openings specially in RFIC design


  6. "Quite good and stable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environments: free drink and fruit; office is fully equiped and quite large
    colleagues are nice, people like to communicate on work and cooperate well
    working tasks are interesting, combining communication and hardware design

    Cons

    There are few public traffic to company site. So it would be very inconvenient without a car.
    There is a canteen in the building, but it closes in the afternoon so only lunch and breakfast is available.


  7. "My experience was challenging, exciting and rewarding with lots of scope to learn and contribute."

    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

    Very smart people and great work culture.
    Good benefits and compensation.
    Sufficiently challenging and interesting projects.
    Enough opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Staffing personnel not the most professional at times.
    Less than desired documentation and support.
    Significant amount of bureaucracy in organization.

    Advice to Management

    HR/Staffing could be more professional in their work.
    Compensation could be reconsidered to be best in industry than just being competitive at maximum.


  8. "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.


  9. "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


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

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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

    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.


  11. "Good internship experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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