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Qualcomm Intern Reviews

Updated 17 January 2015
Updated 17 January 2015
1,828 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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    Engineering Intern

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    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
  2.  

    Good Experience

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    • 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 an 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
  3.  

    Very friendly atmosphere, great learning opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    challenging environment and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    It was fun working as an intern

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  5.  

    Excellent work, people, location

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

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

  6.  

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

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an 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
  7.  

    One of the best summers I have had

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great Internship!

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    • 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
  9.  

    Good place, learn much.

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  10.  

    Qualcomm is a company dedicated to work/life balance

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    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
  11.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Government Affairs Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Government Affairs Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm's Wireless Reach division is utilizing their cutting-edge technology in a variety of ways to improve the lives of the global population. The work was both rewarding and interesting. Great group of people to work with. Incredible benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes culture seemed a little bit static, likely due to Qualcomm's long existence.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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