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Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
382 Reviews
3.0
382 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.  

    Lost of politics in the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging work in different areas.

    Cons

    Compensation is not usually best on merit, it is in many cases based on politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Standard company.. Used to be much better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Regular work, good performing company.. and stable job.

    Cons

    Depending on the group - opportunities to grow are limited. Satellite offices are pretty isolated and the promotion structure is really about who you know and whether your manager is aggressive enough, rather than work output. It used to be an engineering company, meaning design and new innovation oriented, but now it's a product oriented company - who wins the rat race to get the barely good product out the door. The ones at the top who've been there > 10-15 years have all sort of settled down, where as the people at the bottom do all the work for minimal bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) There is no pride in what we do anymore, because we are constantly pulled from one project to the next.
    2) Way too aggressive timelines and teams basically want to push the blame from one to the other.
    3) You've cut down slowly on every benefit, that now you're no different from a middle of the road tech company in employee compensation/benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Business Analyst for QMS

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    great food service
    fair evaluations for performance
    Excellent parking
    experienced management

    Cons

    lack of pay - underpaid
    lack of co-worker communication - closed offices
    poor ability to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to grow people who wish to accelerate based on passion instead of degree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company loosing it's touch!

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great History and great technology and great potential
    - Teams are very talented engineering wise, a lot of smart, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    - Growing middle management that does nothing except politicking around
    - Unable to execute in adjacent markets as well as core business (Modems, App processors)
    - Outside HQ, company culture is missing and non existence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Qualcomm in SD is great, but to be successful you need agile in all major offices and focus in establishing strong culture of innovation
    - walk the walk in encouraging technology innovation rather than focusing too much on Wall street

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology to work on

    Cons

    Competition from MediaTek and Apple

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy interview, Easy hire

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good company and Good Benefit

    Cons

    But limitation you growth. You can not to grasp their knowledge from their projects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    stable, work-life balance, good location

    Cons

    too boring, no much motivation

  9.  

    Used to be good, conditions stagnant or turning for the worse since the last few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work is okay. Nothing too complicated. Some pride in seeing phones fitted with qcom chipsets out on the street. San Diego is a great city to be in.

    Cons

    Fire fighting not fire proofing. Middle management layer seems to be increasing. Tends to be focused on short term fixes. I am amused to see how qcom always makes it to the top twenty companies to work for according to glassdoor. Which divisions do you check?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't apply

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Long work hours! on your toes all the time!

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Get to learn alot.. i mean alot !

    Cons

    no work life balance, long work hours!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    could have been more diverse.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Experiencing cutting edge technology. Always learning new stuff.

    Cons

    experiencing stressful work life here.

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