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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated 15 February 2015
Updated 15 February 2015
143 Reviews
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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.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Qualcomm

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering Intern

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Learn to say No to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Interim engineering intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Let interns learn more about other projects within the company

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  5.  

    Good Experience !

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Experience

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very friendly atmosphere, great learning opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9.  

    Awesome intern experience

    Current Intern - Intern in Hyderābād
    Current Intern - Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    I was an intern for 2 months.
    awesome cutting edge projects.

    Cons

    compensation was relatively low, could have been better.

  10.  

    Excellent work, people, location

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Intern - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good People. Good work. Good housing. Great location. Great Work life balance. If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft.

  11.  

    I interned at Qualcomm during summer 2014 and it was wonderful experience. Very technical company, even at manager level

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    San Diego is a great place to work and Qualcomm seems to be a be stable company for now

    Cons

    Base pay not so high compared to other bay area companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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