Qualcomm Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
1,635 Reviews
3.9
1,635 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 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 93 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Applications Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Get to explore a lot of things. Best health insurance. Lot of intangible perks and benefits. Working as a HW applications engineer in the Customer Engineering group, there is a good balance between work and life.

    Cons

    Lot of work to do. You will never have no work to do. I thoroughly enjoy the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Empowering

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot from intelligent people at work
    Fun working atmosphere.
    Diverse Crowd
    Great location

    Cons

    Lot of competition
    Not much growth in few departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Solid Company. Good Environment

    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunity and work environment. The company sponsors many internal learning and training sessions to learn both internal infrastructures and useful skills that can be used outside the company.

    Cons

    Feels like a big company. Hard to move up or around and big company bureaucracy is widely prevalent. Time commitment is extremely large as well. Most employees work long hours after going home.

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    Awesome Experience at Qualcomm. Lots of learning opportunities.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    best work culture
    no dress code
    flexible timings
    good lunch meals
    beautiful campus . lots of buildings

    Cons

    long hours
    very tight schedule
    labs have machines which are noisy sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great products, good people

    • 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

    Type of work, location, benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes stuck supporting same product lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great company to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Hardware Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Hardware Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I interned here during the summer 2014. It is a great company definitely. They take good care of inters. The housing is super awesome and the work is super cool.

    Cons

    The actual assignments to particular teams happen very late, almost like 2 weeks before the start of internship, which was not desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company for Engineering Work and Growth

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

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

    Pros

    Great support for practicing world-class engineering (library, tools, etc.) plus great support for healthy living (on-site clinic, gyms, healthy food, sick days as needed, etc), work-life balance, and community support (volunteering, charity contribution support, etc). Great campus environment (farmers market, festivals, fairs, etc). Great learning opportunities (courses on-campus, streamed, and/or on-demand are available).

    Cons

    It is a big company in a very competitive and rapidly changing industry. You have to be and stay on top of your game. Qualcomm gives you plenty of support but you have to deliver. You also have to put some effort to find the right fit for your skills or grow into a new position/role as projects and/or goals change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a big company, so it would be nice to have a structured internal exchange program to get engineers exposed to other departments and bring with them best practices and technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with an amazing location (San Diego)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Best in the industry, great location, great people, flexible work hours, great benefits and list goes on.

    Cons

    No competition for employee talent within San Diego compared to other tech hubs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Great place, excellent collaboration and good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    work life balance could be challenging depending on what you are working on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interview

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good to be in role.

    Cons

    Hectic timings and tooo many calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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