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Qualcomm Reviews in California

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
285 Reviews
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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)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Various projects to work for. And generally nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Some of the projects are depending on trends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Company Culture, Work-Life Balance

    • 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 work life balance, the best health care and other benefits, good pay, good co-workers and teams

    Cons

    Uninteresting projects, too much hierarchy inhibits growth, innovation and motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though the managerial structure follows a hierarchy, it would be nice if it didn't have to show in the workplace so evidently and encouraged open and flat communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Qualcomm was a magnificent company to work for, the best internship I've ever had

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    - Great managers
    - Amazing ambient
    - Great intern program

    Cons

    No cons, everybody was pretty helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - User Experience Researcher in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Researcher in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    I worked as part of the UX team at Qualcomm, so I can only speak for them.
    + Interesting and exciting work
    + Lot's of opportunities to learn
    + Friendly people
    + Great benefits

    Cons

    traffic to and from the offices is pretty terrible...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Senior Engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Best benefits. Relaxing working environment.

    Cons

    Not in my mind currently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great benefits perks and people

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

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

    Pros

    I've had the pleasure of working with Qualcomm for 5+ years. I love the Q and all the great people who work here. The benefits, bonus structure and 401 k structure cannot be beat. You pay literally nothing out of your check. The ESPP (for employees) is another great benefit to invest money with a quick return. Great visibility to upper management and opportunity to travel globally. Qualcomm lIves Up To its Ranking in top companies to work for.

    Cons

    Hard to get a higher base line salary increase with new merit system. Company is restructuring some of the perks for cost cutting measures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage up and communicate with your manager. If you have the talent they will want to keep you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Account Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great work life balance. Great people

    Cons

    Very political organization. Hard to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Qualcommer for 10 years, I like Qualcomm !

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

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

    Pros

    Location, Salary, Growth Opportunity, Job Security

    Cons

    WorkLife balance, Procedures are not well established. big start up company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Field Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Field Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Contractor - Field Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience. The managers and directors were very approachable and knowledgable ready to get their hands dirty. Great work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes it was necessary to work long hours and weekends to meet the deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Enriching experience working in different aspects of Wireless technology.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive, go-getter work environment.
    Technically savvy workforce that feeds off one another.

    Cons

    Long hours search for solutions to various Wireless connectivity problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive work environment really helped development of high quality products and suggest keeping it up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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