Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
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Pros
  • Upper management genuinely wants employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance (though some project leads may not) (in 131 reviews)

  • Get to work on cutting edge technology (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad inter office politics; poor work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Pay is not great for the long hours they expect of you (in 90 reviews)

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  1. dissatisfied

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    weather, culture, location, reporting, technology

    Cons

    no structure, no hierarchy, no arbritation

    Advice to Management

    respect engineers and see lultidues of engiuneering jobs to take care ow finding a great company, the company started well but now is in the hands of mamagers.


  2. Good Pay, Good Culture, Actual Work Was Terrible

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Tangibles Competitive Pay and Great Benefits Free housing, Great Company-Wide Events, free food, free soda and drinks, coffee, on campus cafeteria, gym-- the list goes on and on. Intangibles Absolutely fantastic coworkers. Some of the best friends I have to this very day. Everyone I came across was extremely friendly, intelligent, and hard-working.

    Cons

    There was an impossible lack of communication and cooperation between departments. Work seemed menial and pointless at times. Often the tasks given to Finance Interns was un-rewarding and processor-level activities.

    Advice to Management

    It's an engineering company-- through and through. But give the Finance Interns a rewarding role in which they have a manager who is willing to go to bat for them Overall, this is a dead-end for finance interns.


  3. Inten Engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work-life balance. Overall a great place to work because it is located near La Jolla Beach. People are nice. Good Benefits

    Cons

    Didn't learn much during the intern experience.


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  5. nothing much to say about it

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    young, respectful, innovative, as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    Cons

    long working hours,as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company

    Advice to Management

    nothing really,as an intern, i don't qualify to say much about the company


  6. Helpful (1)

    OK

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice peers, Nice policies, Nice interaction

    Cons

    Work not satisfactory, The office brings down morale


  7. Qualcomm employer review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is exciting to work for a company that is so successful at what it does. Everyone is extremely smart and there is opportunity for personal and career growth. Also, you can't beat a location like San Diego. It's one of the best places in the world to live and work in.

    Cons

    Same as the downsides for working for any large company. It is sometimes hard to get a good idea of what your work will go to help out the strategic goals of the organization. In a smaller company a single person's work is directly impacting to the success of the company.

    Advice to Management

    They could implement more efficient and frequent communication with the employees and have a way of transmitting ideas up to them.


  8. if you find your niche, great place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits, nice people, location

    Cons

    not much sunlight (no windows)

    Advice to Management

    more organization


  9. Qualcomm is a good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Work Environment. Nice People.

    Cons

    Working in labs running monotonous tests may not be very interesting.

    Advice to Management

    Smart people are there in the management.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Some thoughts as an intern....

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Interesting work -Mentor is willing to help you out -Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    -Depending on the team, you can feel isolated

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Quite good and stable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Bedminster, NJ
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Bedminster, NJ

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work environments: free drink and fruit; office is fully equiped and quite large colleagues are nice, people like to communicate on work and cooperate well working tasks are interesting, combining communication and hardware design

    Cons

    There are few public traffic to company site. So it would be very inconvenient without a car. There is a canteen in the building, but it closes in the afternoon so only lunch and breakfast is available.



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