Qualcomm intern Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 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.  

    Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  2.  

    Best Internship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  3.  

    Fun internship, not much substance

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it)

    Cons

    Tend not to take interns seriously, often projects are found last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your interns more seriously (in terms of assigning them meaningful work)

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning and networking experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns are really taken care of, pampered almost. Loads of networking and learning opportunities. Interns are also encouraged to take part in activities outside work, like the IdeaQuest competition and community service.

    Cons

    Some interns face issues with being put in a team of their choice. Experience can depend on the mentor and manager you get.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Highly serious technical employee-friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Work culture, team work and lack of bossism. The best is tried to keep you entertained and maximum efforts put in comforting the employee

    Cons

    Gender ratio is highly skewed. San Diego office seems to be dominating the spree in most departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation in engineering industry.
    Awesome working environment. Friendly staffs

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    SG branch still small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more r&d opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Perfect place to do an internship

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

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

    Pros

    Good project which helps you get familiar with practical skills of industry level; You have a great mentor to help your learning; Good pay; Also they provide the interns with fantastic housing!

    Cons

    I would say for internship, Qualcomm is almost perfect!

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for as an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    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 more than a year

    Pros

    - Good hourly pay
    - Complete coverage for housing and relocation expenses
    - Plenty of intern events and involvement

    Cons

    - Work experience is highly dependent on manager and team. It's possible to get stuck doing boring work all summer since it's not normally possible to transfer to a different team as an intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have set goals, deliverables, and dates for interns and temps before they come onboand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Internship program

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

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

    Pros

    Furnished housing, fun events for interns

    Cons

    Hard to understand the big picture. Product groups are specialized in specific tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider rotating employees among related areas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    High-quality interning environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Excellent housing and compensation package provided to interns. Very good mentoring program - never felt like I was being pressured, but still was able to contribute to 'real' work. Good program for moving into a full-time position.

    Cons

    The lion's share of the company's official attention appears to be given to groups that work at the main San Diego campus. Groups that are in other locations (even if still in San Diego) can feel a bit isolated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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