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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
1,775 Reviews
3.9
1,775 Reviews
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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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.  

    Top employer for a new grad, great benefits, great culture

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

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

    Pros

    Top benefits, greate stock option, not a lot of company offer RSU to new grads llike Qualcomm.
    Pay is okay but lower than bay area average.
    Work life balance okay for my team: 9am-6pm, no extra time in evening for most of time.

    Cons

    Too many people working on same stuff and this might be because of a huge organization.
    Some team is hard to deal with, needs to go to mid management for approval if you want some data.
    Food in onsite cafe sucks and is expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-organize engineering teams; Improve food quality or reduce the price

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experience

    • 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

    Smart people, interesting work.
    Beginning career here is a great experience.

    Cons

    Political, tend to do same work over long run. Ex: dev and maintain that one file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    QCOM

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    * Leading Edge Technology
    * Smart People
    * Compensation

    Cons

    * Aggressive Schedules to meet customer demands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Working at QCL is Awesome!

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Small, exciting start-up feel but with the security and stability of mother Qualcomm in the background. Very hands-on, extensive experience and super small people collaborating together. Great management and leadership team!

    Cons

    Because it is still in start up mode, there is some confusion around strategy and processes could be more fomalized and communicated better but that will come with time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on simpifying and standardizing processes and procedures as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Qualcomm is a great place to work. There are nice benefits and a solid community from which to learn from.

    Cons

    As it is a large company, it can sometimes be difficult to move all the right teams all in the same direction.

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    Creative Collaboration

    • 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 as a contractor

    Pros

    lots of space to be proactive, innovate, and self manage. open door culture and relaxed attitude. Lot´s of effort in terms of global collaboration, telepresence and support initiatives. truly global attitude and operation.

    Cons

    when hired as temp to full time, the temp part .... well, they treat you like you are from a different planet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Its a great place to work and managed by excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Like all big organizations it has its own share of challenges. Nothing too bad.

  9.  

    Software Engineer

    • 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

    Challenge work that offers excellent opportunity to learn new technology

    Cons

    lack of document, not willing to share knowledge base.

  10.  

    Excellent work environment

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    good culture to work with this company

    Cons

    no such reviews for this part

  11.  

    Fulfilling

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work on cutting edge research and create a huge impact

    Cons

    Working on product department can be challenging due to long working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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