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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a major con (in 315 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Great learning experience. One of the best place to do your internship."

    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

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

    Pros

    Very good hourly pay, good accommodation, frequent intern outings and events

    Cons

    Tough work environment with a need to constantly prove yourself


  2. "Good incentives, not so good work culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice incentives, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bad work culture, lot of bureaucracy.


  3. "Best Internship."

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

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

    Pros

    San Diego, work on challenging projects, people and culture are amazing

    Cons

    Can't think of one.


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  5. "Great learning and networking experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interns are really taken care of, pampered almost. Loads of networking and learning opportunities. Interns are also encouraged to take part in activities outside work, like the IdeaQuest competition and community service.

    Cons

    Some interns face issues with being put in a team of their choice. Experience can depend on the mentor and manager you get.


  6. "Fun internship, not much substance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it)

    Cons

    Tend not to take interns seriously, often projects are found last minute

    Advice to Management

    Take your interns more seriously (in terms of assigning them meaningful work)


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    "High-quality interning environment"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent housing and compensation package provided to interns. Very good mentoring program - never felt like I was being pressured, but still was able to contribute to 'real' work. Good program for moving into a full-time position.

    Cons

    The lion's share of the company's official attention appears to be given to groups that work at the main San Diego campus. Groups that are in other locations (even if still in San Diego) can feel a bit isolated.


  8. "Great company to work for as an intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good hourly pay
    - Complete coverage for housing and relocation expenses
    - Plenty of intern events and involvement

    Cons

    - Work experience is highly dependent on manager and team. It's possible to get stuck doing boring work all summer since it's not normally possible to transfer to a different team as an intern.

    Advice to Management

    Have set goals, deliverables, and dates for interns and temps before they come onboand.


  9. "Great Internship program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Design Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Design Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Furnished housing, fun events for interns

    Cons

    Hard to understand the big picture. Product groups are specialized in specific tasks

    Advice to Management

    Consider rotating employees among related areas


  10. "Really values interns!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Research Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Research Intern in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very good place to do internship. The housing they provide to interns easily touches $3500/month! :)

    Cons

    The intern events are on facebook; but I don't have one!


  11. "Inten Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work-life balance. Overall a great place to work because it is located near La Jolla Beach. People are nice. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Didn't learn much during the intern experience.



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