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Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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4.3 117 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(9 ratings)

97% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Really well organized

    Engineer Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsI had a great team: mentor, technical lead, and manager.
    Everyone was willing to help out. There were also tons of other interns there, so it was like being in a college town.

    ConsThere really weren't too many cons! It is quite fast paced, but even for someone who barely could code in C, I was able to handle it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much really!

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    Interim Engineering Intern

    Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros- Some of the smartest folks in the semiconductor industry

    - If you want to gets hands dirty with low level work like computer organization, processors, compilers and operating systems and advanced communication protocols like LTE/4G , this is a great place to start.

    - Great benefits as interns and as full time employees.

    - Learning curve is steep, mentor/manager system per intern , guidance and training is good.

    - Company is doing well. Very positive outlook for the next couple of years.

    Cons- Large organization and hence has uneven distribution of good work

    - Senior engineers tend to do most of the good work and interns complete the housekeeping stuff. Atleast it felt like that way.

    - Software division slightly takes a backseat over hardware division. Pay and bonus is higher for design engineers.

    - Too much work to kill your work-life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Simply the most amazing Summer I have ever had

    Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros- People at Qualcomm are talented and yet they are very helpful. Most of the people I worked with have open doors policy.
    - Qualcomm has one of the best internship programs and interns are regularly showered with fun activities.
    - Interns are automatically being considered for return internship opportunities or a full time position.
    - There are many career opportunities in the Qualcomm HQ, employees are encouraged to explore areas that fit their passion.

    ConsNone that I could think of.

    Advice to Senior Management- Perhaps creating more collaboration areas for people to come together and discuss their projects.
    - Traditional meeting rooms are great for recurring meetings to discuss the project status, but a collaboration area could be used by engineers to sit together and code throughout the day/week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They seem to throw a lot of people at one problem but it is a good job.

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsGreat atmosphere and a great network of people to be around. Qualcomm campus is great.

    ConsIt felt a bit too confined, and sometimes you would hear people complain about the job itself, though not often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great internship experience

    R&D Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsSmart people, interesting projects, and lots of opportunity to succeed. Qualcomm provides what an internship truly should be - a learning experience that benefits both the company and the intern.

    ConsLong work hours are sometimes needed in order to complete projects and tasks on time, although no one expects you to work more than you are supposed to.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interim Engineering Intern

    Intern (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC (US)

    ProsCover all your housing cost. Good pay. Nice mentorship and managerment.A lot of events. You can learn a lot in a big company not only the technique. The intern week can also provide you a great change to meet other interns in different field.

    ConsSome of the regional office may be located far from downtown of a small city. If you don't have a car. You may feel a little bit boring when weekends.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place, always open to trying out new technologies

    Process Engineering Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros- Filled with smart people: the more senior, the smarter
    - Managers genuinely care about you as a person
    - Loaded with cash to burn on fancy R&D projects that might not necessarily see the market
    - Interns are treated like nobility
    - Qualcomm pedigree is a great stepping stone to full-time offer or other companies

    Cons- Unclear market strategy/vision for some technologies outside of their 'core'

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a better strategy to bring your display technology to market. Probably necessary to bring aboard display industry veterans from other companies into the senior management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice company. But busy of course

    Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Beijing, Beijing (China)

    ProsNice colleagues, good salary, great culture and experience. The company's core values are execution, partner, and inspiration. I like it.

    ConsLike other IT companies, it's very busy. Sometime the normal employees would like to choose overtime working.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful!

    Research Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsWorking environment is nice.
    I could do whatever I proposed as my summer intern project.
    In addition, in such a top company, you would have the chance to learn a lot and take a look of many new technologies.
    They also coordinate a lot of fun stuffs and activities for interns.
    San Diego is a wonderful city!
    One other thing is that Qualcomm provides housing for all interns.
    The provided housing is amazing......

    ConsOnly free drink...but not free food like that in google or facebook.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience

    Summer Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsLots of sources and knowledgable people

    ConsIt's hard to learn lots of things in short time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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