Qualcomm Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Open culture, team working, technology-driven

    Cons

    Overstaffed, conservative, loss of motivation

    Recommends
  2. I am an engineer.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm provides good benefits and employee training.

    Cons

    Work at Qualcomm can be tedious and the culture is generally bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Nice laid back atmosphere but still productive

    Cons

    Sometimes the range of different hours people come into work makes it difficult

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Very progressive, engineering oriented company with interesting technology, products, and IPR that is valued market.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good reward, training, and advancement opportunities for the most part. Pretty amazing wireless technology developed via IPR and silicon for cellular, computing, and consumer devices.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Qualcomm is undergoing major RIF due to competition, over hiring, and poor cost control. A painful time and the good folks going out the door with underachievers. Perhaps now over-focusing on profit margins, the silicon roadmap under some pressure from top and bottom competitors. This has lead to fearful atmosphere, politically charged, as everyone puts their shields up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understandably new management (after Paul Jacobs left the CEO spot) is doing the necessary pruning but please get the 5-10 year field glasses out and don't overdo the layoffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. good

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    generally very good compensation and benefit

    Cons

    workload, location, opportunity for promotion

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Flexible work schedule

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    great benefits( free insurance for the entire family. free dental, almost free vision care plan, good employee stock rewards. ) working with many smart people. many good projects. a sense of pride working in this company

    Cons

    pay is not competitive comparing to the peer companies. Promotions are rather limited. It really depends on who your direct managers are. recent management change and culture change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    job security feeling is coming down, office are now converting to cubicles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 years working on modem stability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    people are nice here and various team

    Cons

    need overtime working, sometime weekend support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Flexible but stressful schedule

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    Current Employee - Engineer, Senior in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer, Senior in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities within the organization and really flexible day-to-day schedule

    Cons

    Too many managers trying to manage fewer projects, making the project look overly complex than it really is. This calls for a lot of wasted engineering effort that is catered towards the needs of each and every manager within the project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the number of managers and streamline the process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    work life balance is awesome

    Cons

    promotions are heavily driven by politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. I worked at Qualcomm for 7+ years in a few different roles: business development, program management, sales operations.

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary, benefits, RSU's, some managers really care about their employees.

    Cons

    Inability for upper management to make quick decisions; too many people with egos leads to not a lot getting done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest with employees about what is really going on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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