Qualcomm Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
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Qualcomm CEO 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. Helpful (1)

    Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, flexible hours, technically challenging work and a fair amount of free activities (music/sports) during lunch hours. Great opportunities to get patents and learn with the internal voluntary employee presentation scheme.

    Cons

    Poor middle management and work life balance - Management are over-subscribing work and the pressure piles on the lower roles. My team were working 12 hour shifts at times, and commonly arrive at 8am and still have an hour conference call to take at 6pm.

    Internal politics are also a joke. Expect to rvsp managers into email to get a reply.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to say No to work.


  2. Good incentives, not so good work culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice incentives, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bad work culture, lot of bureaucracy.


  3. Inten Engineer

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    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. Intern

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    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing experience, good compensation.
    Lot of activities every day.

    Cons

    Need to engage manager/mentors on a daily basis.
    Focus on productivity even though you may not have prior experience.


  6. Good place to intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good R&D projects, bright people.

    Cons

    Unfair interview after internship, had 3 months to assess but still interviewed.

    Advice to Management

    Separate managers from R&D tech dev.


  7. For a software Engineer, there is not much of innovation or really challenging work happening at Qualcomm India.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Environment, highly collabrative and a lot of fun events

    Cons

    Salary is much less comparatively, not very impressive benefits


  8. Good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility , Nice Senior Management, Helpful Co-workers

    Cons

    Not much innovative work, Boring Work, Not a good office


  9. Helpful (1)

    OK

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    • 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


  10. Turning point in my career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In house Qualcomm CDMA University
    Location, great weather!
    People are nice.

    Cons

    Interns weren't given as much responsibilities and not treated in par.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    missing a good work life balance

    Advice to Management

    improve work life balance



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