Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
1,694 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome experience as an intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice perks as an intern and good compensation

    Cons

    The work you do depends on the team you end up in. Work ranges from building a new product to running a few test cases (depending on which team you are in and what the team lead believes an intern must do).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that i can think of. My managers were awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Highly serious technical employee-friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Work culture, team work and lack of bossism. The best is tried to keep you entertained and maximum efforts put in comforting the employee

    Cons

    Gender ratio is highly skewed. San Diego office seems to be dominating the spree in most departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A very good company to intern especially for electrical/electronic engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engeeniring Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Interim Engeeniring Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice facilities like accomodation,food,transportation available. People are quite friendly. Most of the managers are nice and easy to work with. Flexible work schedule,regular team outings for interns.

    Cons

    Project allocation should be done in consent with the employee. Some of the managers are too busy and soe have quite high expectations. There is quite a space crunch in office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mangement is quite good as far as my treatment was concerned.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really great company to work for. Really tough to get in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Talented co-workers.
    Great office, cab facilities even for interns
    Management also understands a lot of technical stuff

    Cons

    Very tight schedules, so help will take some time.
    Really tough to get into
    Some deparments have more work than the others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more lax with hiring, not all people interview well

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Internship Experience At Qualcomm Bangalore

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    1.The work environment.
    2. Flexible work hours
    3. Lots of perks as an intern (Regular Outings)
    4. Work on real time projects

    Cons

    The experience, specially of an intern may depend on the mentor and how busy he is. Although my mentor was pretty busy himself, I made it a point to keep in touch regularly and ensure that I was being given decent work to do as an intern. But again, that may not work with everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Hyderābād

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome perks, accommodation provided, weekends trips, good culture

    Cons

    Interns should be asked for preference when assigning them teams or projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intern should not be put on teams with busy managers who are unable to guide them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfying experience

    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    great environment and limited heirarchy, you get to work on best projects within the company, project teams are flexible and can be changed if one feels so.

    Cons

    the center in san-diego is perhaps better than those in india. The opportunity to go abroad is open after two years of service.

  9.  

    Intern Experience

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Good work ethics
    -Proper Treatment to interns

    Cons

    -coding based work even in VLSI

    Recommends
  10.  

    A Quality summers at Qualcomm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm provides perhaps the best benefits in the industry. Everything is paid for ( accommodation, food, transport) and you get a competitive stipend of Rs. 20,000. Each intern is assigned one mentor and one manager so you get a lot of attention. There are team outings, quizzes and the workplace itself is full of energy. Innovative thinking is encouraged and the work load is well balanced. Also it has a really high conversion ratio from intern to full time employee. employee

    Cons

    the sex ratio is disapointingly screwed .. out of 39 interns in bangalore in summer 2012 , only 2 were girls. But then the number of girls doing engineering is really less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Its an Informal Company. You get lots of Freedom to work,play , do anything.
    No questions asked if you do your job right and when I say right I don't mean working your ass off :)

    Cons

    There is not much innovative work going down here.Usually those are done by the main team and the remaining "deterministic" work is given to the starters.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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