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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.8 1,546 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(111 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world(in 102 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 91 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases(in 74 reviews)

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    OK, but be prepared to work as a temp on a contract for a while.

    Material Coordinator (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsFun place to work, great people, nice perks, beautiful campus.

    Conshiring policy isn't the best. having to go through temp agencies isn't very promising.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsAmbitious and smart people, lots of oppor's to learn if you search for them. Fun options for meeting others outside work walls.

    ConsDifficult to get past politicking, bureaucracy, and outside of dept silos if you are there to get work done. Lots of talented people get promoted to roles they can't handle, don't want, or are not qualified for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining pop's for employees that are tied to on-the-job skill development plus across functions, and tied to career growth could be helpful

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    Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsNew technology, many new things to learn, many opportunities, many people are hardworking.. so one can get natural encouragement..or motivation

    ConsWork life balance is not there, People in power use their power to ruin someone's career. Biased

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould not be biased

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

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    Pretty decent company! Lot of technology and lots to learn.

    Director (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment
    - Lot of learning opportunities, Great for junior/mid-level engineers
    - Very good health benefits, 401K, RSU etc.

    Cons- Sweat shop, lot of repetitive work
    - Too much Process overhead
    - Lot of management politics
    - Not very transparent

    Advice to Senior Management- Build-up a fun company culture
    - Improve salary packages
    - Value employees, they are not just a number!

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great job- poor management. My position was compromised by some immature coworkers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsSolid company- I respect them greatly. I thoroughly enjoyed all of my assignments when I did receive them.

    ConsSaw my boss maybe once a week & he was very difficult to reach. Getting access to do my job was like pulling teeth. Very unprepared for their new employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeak to your employees directly. Don't judge on rumors from jealous and immature coworkers. TALK TO ME!

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

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    Qualcomm

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsGood Company.Decent Performance Highly competitive environment

    Consnon existent feedback system and aloof HR dept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart taking feedback from the employyes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be amazing but recently becoming too big with too many silos.

    Marketing (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThe benefits and pay are great. The opportunities depend on your department but there is generally some opportunity to move around and try different projects.

    ConsLately, the silos and disagreement among management has made is hard to get your job done without getting into politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on creating incentive for upper management (VP/SVP level) to work together versus complete with each other.

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

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    Intern Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Work-life balance. Overall a great place to work because it is located near La Jolla Beach. People are nice. Good Benefits

    ConsDidn't learn much during the intern experience.

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

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    good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLike people in the team. Good work/life balance. Free drink and desert

    ConsMy salary is low for a engnieer. living cost is high in san diego

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

     

    Good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, good for new grads.

    Conssalary is not very competitive.

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