Qualcomm
3.8 of 5 1,526 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.8 1,526 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(100 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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    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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    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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    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

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    Good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, good for new grads.

    Conssalary is not very competitive.

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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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    Decent place to work

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsLarge, no one talks to you

    ConsLittle ability to move up

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

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    Just OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place to launch you career

    ConsPay not too great. Qualcomm tries to undercut your pay.

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    Very successful, growing company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefits package is very generous and the company has excellent facilities. The company is in a strong growth mode with long term plans for success.

    ConsDifficult to advance your career. Management tends to hire from the outside rather than promote from within the company. Many people have been there a long time and have become complacent and ineffective in their roles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMany functions are decentralized and inefficient. Management should seriously consider internal candidates for promotion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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