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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated 17 January 2015
Updated 17 January 2015
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 90 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun internship, not much substance

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Pay, Good Culture, Actual Work Was Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Intern
    Current Employee - Financial Intern

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The Tangibles

    Competitive Pay and Great Benefits

    Free housing, Great Company-Wide Events, free food, free soda and drinks, coffee, on campus cafeteria, gym-- the list goes on and on.

    Intangibles

    Absolutely fantastic coworkers. Some of the best friends I have to this very day.
    Everyone I came across was extremely friendly, intelligent, and hard-working.

    Cons

    There was an impossible lack of communication and cooperation between departments.

    Work seemed menial and pointless at times. Often the tasks given to Finance Interns was un-rewarding and processor-level activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's an engineering company-- through and through. But give the Finance Interns a rewarding role in which they have a manager who is willing to go to bat for them

    Overall, this is a dead-end for finance interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    dissatisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    weather, culture, location, reporting, technology

    Cons

    no structure, no hierarchy, no arbritation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect engineers and see lultidues of engiuneering jobs to take care ow finding a great company, the company started well but now is in the hands of mamagers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    For a software Engineer, there is not much of innovation or really challenging work happening at Qualcomm India.

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    • 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

    Nice Environment, highly collabrative and a lot of fun events

    Cons

    Salary is much less comparatively, not very impressive benefits

  6.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility , Nice Senior Management, Helpful Co-workers

    Cons

    Not much innovative work, Boring Work, Not a good office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Interim Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Nice peers, Nice policies, Nice interaction

    Cons

    Work not satisfactory, The office brings down morale

  8.  

    Engineering Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn to say No to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good incentives, not so good work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Nice incentives, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bad work culture, lot of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Inten Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern Engineer
    Current Employee - Intern Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Amazing experience, good compensation.
    Lot of activities every day.

    Cons

    Need to engage manager/mentors on a daily basis.
    Focus on productivity even though you may not have prior experience.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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