Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,260 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.9 1,260 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(17 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Cutting edge technology in wireless communication

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsQualcomm, San Diego is great place to work. Well paying employer. Great benefits. Bonus, stock options, salary raise, every 6 months.

ConsSometimes long hours of work

Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on 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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senior engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

Prosgood learning and leading role in industry

Constoo much work. No balance between work and life.

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

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Qualcomm Internship

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsProvide relocation and apartment
Possible part-time opportunities

Consproject management is not really organized

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

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Great company to work for

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

Pros- good pay and perks
- good chances for career advancement

Cons- no 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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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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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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Learn and Grow or you will be miserable

Staff Verification Engineer (Current Employee)
Raleigh, NC

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

ProsAmazing Work Culture and Great Career Opportunities at Qualcomm. For semiconductor industry, I would rate this as the best company to work for, especially if you are ASIC design/verification or hardware engineer. Awesome Benefits, pretty much cover everything. The Engineering talent we have is 2nd to none, but comes with a Caveat, you will have to keep up with the best. Training and Classes of all sorts for learning, or just go and stand in any engineer's office (make an apt tho) and they will spend hours sharing their knowledge. Qualcomm has the best engineers who will help you learn and grow! People here love what they do, and usually if you even have like a 50% interest in what you are doing, you will really enjoy working at Qualcomm. Generous vacation policy and work policy is pretty flexible as long as you get the job done.

ConsFirst couple of years are the toughest and you should be ready to work crazy hours, but once you are up to speed, it gets easier and you can dictate your schedule. Expectations will be high, but with all the help available, you should be fine. If you want to grow you will have to take the initiative as Qualcomm thrives on personal responsibility. If you do not drive your growth, you will not enjoy working here and will be miserable soon enough. Like with any big organization, there is cross-functional politics but usually engineers are spared from most of the carnage. Work hours can get quite out of whack because lot of work is done across sites around the world. Lots of meetings.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of hiring thousands of contractors, why not attract select senior level engineers and develop the Intellectual property. Currently, I see lots of good engineers working as Contractors and then leaving for better opportunities. I understand contractors are needed for payroll flexibility but I feel Qualcomm is now over doing it.

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

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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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