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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
1,742 Reviews
3.9
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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.  

    going downhill

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance
    nice gym
    nice swimming pool

    Cons

    no career development
    not taking feedback seriously
    low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Biz going down, sr management puts all moeny in their pocket

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

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

    Pros

    Better than odd jobs, health benefits not bad

    Cons

    1. first review is flat, no matter how hard one worked. 2. promotion largely depends on if managers like you 3. my lead distributes work unevenly. 4. my lead lies to my face just to save his and not to lose in conversations 5. my lead is not receptive to ojbective opinions 6. my lead pushes his responsibility to other people without proper support my lead over simplifies work effort and not happy if too much time is spent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your greed and inhumanity will come back against your family for generations to come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low pay, lots of pressure, sweatshop like environment

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

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

    Pros

    Location, facilities, stock going up, free pop

    Cons

    Experience largely depends on the team. On my there were lots of pressure, overtime (even over night) is expected and implied. People are treated like slaves. Morale is very low, many members of the team H1Bs that have no choice but to shut up and work. Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    good 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

    Pros

    work hard, good stock bonus, good health insurance ( senior level)

    Cons

    too many meeting, many higher level push to finish work asap( no reason), no work-home balance( weekend work & meeting).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you like challenging work please avoid qualcomm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    shares and benefits
    qualcomm Brand name

    Cons

    1. No quality work here in Hyderabad. not good for freshers.
    2. Recruits students from IIT's and NIT's to do Brainless job. Managers treats Engineers and Associate Engineers as a Slaves.
    3. If you once join Qualcomm then No more options it is very difficult to switch to other companies.
    4. Very Hectic you have to spend lots of time in work, that you don't like. Many are not happy with their work but no other options for them.
    5. advice to freshers not to join Qualcomm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. learn to appreciate work done by engineers.
    2. recognize the talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hell Yeah..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work atmosphere to work

    Cons

    No chance of getting fulltime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Atheros (QCA)

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Almost none. You may get a chance to work on some new technologies

    Cons

    Poor management. Empire building. Too much infighting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure if Management is open to advice.

  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Poisonous Entrenched IT Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, healthcare, vacation, flexible work hours depending on area of work, stock options (depending on your relationship with the manager), regular raises (also dependent on the manager and personal relationship).

    Cons

    Management, good ol boys club, lack of professionalism, lots of managers, no leaders, lack of employee empowerment, system actively weeds out the most intelligent and forward thinking professionals, egregious wastes of money due to lack of basic knowledge in managing people or projects. Personally witnessed millions wasted on tools and custom software that is never used. All of these tools and projects were castrated due to personality conflicts or petty politics of who received credit or who was in control. Although this is sometimes the reality in large organizations, QC is particularly unique in my what I have seen over the last 20 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake things up, but that will not happen until QC sees a serious market competitor which will force the company to reevaluate its management practices for the purposes of being more efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Too many kingdoms, lots of politics, no longer a fun place

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

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

    Pros

    Summer on the Lawn
    Beautiful campus
    Good benefits
    Once a great company and fun company to work for

    Cons

    Long hours
    Immature leadership
    Politics rule middle management
    Questionable ethics
    Promotions are not based on performance
    Qualcomm is going after younger hires and does not value experience
    No longer a company that values new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit your staff, to much corruption and pay to play.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mature process, immature IT management - no integrity

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

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm has a great work-life balance if your manager permits you to take advantage of it.
    The medical benifits provided are great!

    Cons

    No integrity in IT Management
    No recognition for new employees
    Tasks/Projects/Milestones accomplished are not communicated up the management chain, especially in IT. Instead, the manager will take credit for great work and accomplishments and has at least one level below to blame when things don't go as favorably.
    Very secretive and cowardly promotion and bonus/perk structures.
    Will actively deny or make extremely difficult the ability to transfer internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT Management needs a complete re-haul. Pay the price to get AND KEEP good quality engineers and leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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