Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 93 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 74 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Experience

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Bangalore
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Good work ethics
    -Proper Treatment to interns

    Cons

    -coding based work even in VLSI

    Recommends
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  5.  

    A Quality summers at Qualcomm

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    Great Company to work...

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    • 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
  7.  

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

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    • 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 for 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

    Recommends
  8.  

    It is a great company to work at

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I interned here during the summer 2014. It is a great company definitely. They take good care of inters. The housing is super awesome and the work is super cool.

    Cons

    The actual assignments to particular teams happen very late, almost like 2 weeks before the start of internship, which was not desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Experience

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    Current Employee - Digital Hardware Intern
    Current Employee - Digital Hardware Intern

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

    Pros

    Open culture. Great compensation for interns.

    Cons

    Some people are racist, not comfortable to work with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those racists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Qualcomm Response

    Aug 27, 2014Manager Staffing

    Hello. I am sorry to hear you had this experience. If you would like to provide additional feedback or would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact me (Matt Hill) using my contact details ... More

  10.  

    Good incentives, not so good work culture

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice incentives, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bad work culture, lot of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Best Internship.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can't think of one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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