Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  3.  

    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.

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    One of the best summers I have had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Although the experience might be team dependent, my team was fantastic, project was great, manager was super chill (got to go golfing with him), and the support for interns is fantastic! We had SO many intern events and were definitely well taken care of.

    Cons

    Not San Diego, CA so we sometimes didn't get to work on all the cutting edge stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Internship!

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

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

    Pros

    Great city, great company. Culture is a little iffy

    Cons

    Very long hours for full-timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide snacks for those who stay past 5!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place, learn much.

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

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

    Pros

    A very good place especially if your major is wireless communications under EE/ECE in PhD. You can use what you have learned into practical product in reality.

    Cons

    Kind of busy in work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Qualcomm is a company dedicated to work/life balance

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

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

    Pros

    The facilities are great, the teams want to innovate, and the company has a family like culture

    Cons

    the traffic is a nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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