Qualcomm

www.qualcomm.com

Qualcomm Reviews in California

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,840 Reviews
3.9
1,840 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
264 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

More Highlights

413 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    design engineer

    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    pay a lot of insurance, good food nice restroom

    Cons

    poor food and gym, no air condition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    inprove food and air conditions

  2.  

    It has been a bumpy road, work/life balance is not a priority

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, culture and diversity

    Cons

    Advancement is subjective and the organization if flat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just say Thank You!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interim engineering intern

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

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

    Pros

    1) Great working environment
    2) Very smart coworkers
    3) Great locations (e.g., Silicon Valley and San Diego)
    4) Pretty decent salary
    5) They have an excellent intern program

    Cons

    1) In many groups, group meetings are not open to interns
    2) Long hours, specially for project deadlines
    3) Not as many perks as you would get in companies such as Google

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns learn more about other projects within the company

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Fast paced company that pushes you to learn and discover new, great, things. Very positive experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting work, team members are great and you develop good relationships with them.

    Cons

    Sometimes workload was very high and unevenly distributed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer/Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer/Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefit and fast pace

    Cons

    Long work hours when it is busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Qualcomm wants to be market leader in whatever it does !!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. No mid layer management crap. All people at senior levels have risen through the ranks.
    Excellent benefits for entire family. Perhaps the best in US!!

    Cons

    Employers in Bay Area pay atleast 10% more than what Qualcomm offers in San Diego. It is high time salary correction is made for San Diego employees since the cost of living at San Diego is similar to that of Bay Area.

    On a few days, work can get crazy and I end up staying long hours to finish it up...This perhaps is part of Qualcomm culture to give what it takes to keep customers happy!!

    Also, it is common to work during weekends, if you are in town

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to increase salary of the good top engineering talent to retain them, else there is too much money available at Bay Area, which will make good people quit Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    work and life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good insurance, and training

    Cons

    you would not have overall view of product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best team work is working and growing with whole team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (less than a 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
  10.  

    Senior SW Engineer working in WIFI

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good professional work environment
    challenging work
    extra amenities and facilities

    Cons

    Sometimes there is work pressure
    Slow growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to diversify and explore new business opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    One of the best companies in San Diego.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Support Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Department Support Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Room for advancement is very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee performances far above their level then management should award and recognize them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

Work at Qualcomm? Share Your Experiences

Qualcomm

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.