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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 329 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Brilliant working atmosphere, balanced work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Project based on your previous experiences
    Healthy work culture
    Caring managers

    Cons

    I can't think of any at this moment

    Advice to Management

    Emphasis more on training new technologies, programming languages, design thinking sessions. Brief about the latest ongoing technological research in the firm.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Qualcomm Korea intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Pay is good.

    Cons

    But people do not care for interns.. you shouldnt expect to learn new things while there

    Advice to Management

    Should pay more attention to how to manage interns


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture is innovation, and the people here truly uphold that. I was always learning and being challenged. All my coworkers were friendly and willing to answer my questions. This is an engineer's dream of a company.

    Cons

    I've heard that your experience at Qualcomm varies from team to team. However, from the interns and full-times that I've talked to, those "bad" teams are quite rare here.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible hours, technically challenging work and a fair amount of free activities (music/sports) during lunch hours. Great opportunities to get patents and learn with the internal voluntary employee presentation scheme.

    Cons

    Poor middle management and work life balance - Management are over-subscribing work and the pressure piles on the lower roles. My team were working 12 hour shifts at times, and commonly arrive at 8am and still have an hour conference call to take at 6pm.

    Internal politics are also a joke. Expect to rvsp managers into email to get a reply.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to say No to work.


  6. "Interim engineering intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Good Experience !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good environments, perks and pay for Interns. Work Life balance is good, you need to work for 5 days a week only.

    Cons

    Projects were good. However, you may not be lucky enough to grab a project of your interest. Training material was fine.

  8. "Good Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Good intern experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderabad (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get awesome accomodation plus cab service plus cool projects plus 20k

    Cons

    Projects might be boring some times

    Advice to Management

    Projects should be decided after getting to know the interests of the students


  10. "Very friendly atmosphere, great learning opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

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

    Pros

    challenging environment and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    It was fun working as an intern


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