Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,271 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.9 1,268 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(20 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fun and challenging

Staff Program Manager (Current Employee)

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

Prosgreat friendly environment, very respectful yet do what it takes attitude.

Consperhaps like many big companies there are team members who do not pull their weight and it takes a long time anything to be done about it.

Advice to Senior Managementmakes decisions based on as much input as you can get but do it quickly.

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

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Good work, great people, performance is rewarded

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

ProsGet to work on cutting edge, industry leading stuff. Great work culture, performance is aptly rewarded. San diego is a beautiful city to live in.

ConsSometime have to work long hours.

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Good company but top heavy and little chances of career growth in QCA

Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsGood work culture overall, perks, facilities for employees.

ConsFood not subsidised.
Salary increase is usually around 1% .
Too much politics and bootlickers get promoted fast.
Work culture in QCA is bad and there are only few innovative people.

Advice to Senior ManagementQualstar means nothing. Everybody is getting it and it doesn't even reflect on your performance review.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Qualcomm, Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat workplace. A place to work hard and play hard. Great benefits and opportunity to explore

ConsIn any engineering company you have challenges with everyone having a voice. Sometimes the loudest voice wins not because they are right, but because they are loud.

Advice to Senior ManagementShare the corp goals with all employees and measure peoples contribution to those goals.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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life in Qualcomm

Director of Engineering (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsIf you like sweating this is a place you should join.

Conspoor work life balance, 20% folks work and rest all ask status,

Advice to Senior Managementneed to rethink business as smartphone will be next laptop market me too product zone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

ProsBecause they treat you very well as part of the intern ship program. they also provide you with a lot of benefits

ConsNot the right kind of work. The project is not setup before hand and it takes time to settle on a project and then theres not enough time.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood

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Been here a long time

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

ProsCompensation, review process, and my manager

Constypical business politics that you would probably see anywhere

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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Great atmosphere and culture

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsBenefits are great, environment is conducive to an atmosphere of innovation. Lots of different, exciting areas to work in as Qualcomm branches out. Management is generally very flexible, and there are many on site perks.

ConsNot many cons... Perhaps make it less of hassle to contribute to open source projects? But even that is getting better, slowly but surely. The cafeteria on main campus is good, but not great.

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

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Excellent company to work for

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat working culture and opportunities for growth. Work is appreciated well, good bonuses and raises. Work is always challenging and I never feel that work has become boring.

ConsNo cons to write about. Everything is good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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So far so good

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat experience- Very smart people - Learn a lot.

ConsVery long working hours - no life - salary not high - no overtime

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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