Qualcomm Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
1,627 Reviews
3.9
1,627 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 place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Sunny San diego
    Sense of freedom and support to do what you like to do
    transparent practices
    full medical insurance

    Cons

    Compensation revision to outside market is kinda slow,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good experience

    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    learn a lot, good environment

    Cons

    easy task, not quite exciting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work but could improve

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible daily schedules, Great health benefits, bonus and stock twice a year, Lots of perks

    Cons

    Deadline driven burns workers out, Could be more progressive in work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growing, cutting edge technology, great benefits

    Cons

    Great leadership, but too many layers. Very hierarchical. Not much options for individual contributors not interested in management tracks. Main business focus is in San Diego and for CDMA technologies. Struggles with global organization structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More choices for employees to grow laterally. Way too hierarchical and inflexible compared to Silicon Valley companies. Long term employees are good in one way, but are bad that they know only one way to do things. Innovation will be thwarted if status quo is the primary goal. Focus on fresh new ways of doing things and thinking outside the box at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good benefit. good environment. good company

    Cons

    high stress.fast pace. long hour.

  7.  

    Customers and result driven

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

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

    Pros

    Very strong in SOC hw design. Good work and life balance. Excellent benefits for dependents. Work is very deadline and customer driven

    Cons

    For new hires, sometimes it's difficult to get enough help to ramp up because everyone is so busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its a good company to work but office politics might be the stopping point

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Lot of learning opportunities, get to work on new ideas and projects. Good pay and bonus structure

    Cons

    Satellite Offices are not good to work for. Review system doesnt work for small offices but is followed as everywhere else. Management needs to review higher Managers somehow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to review higher Managers somehow how they deal with unsatisfied or unhappy employee without blaming the employee at first place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed experience, atmosphere degrading, management focused on growth

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

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

    Pros

    Upper management keeps employees informed on business direction and expectations. On site activities; gym, educational, fun and team building activities

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to shine and contribute outside an extremely small focus. Departments and people within departments are extremely silioed and disjointed leading to duplication of efforts or loss opportunities. People tend to focus on their narrow perceptive versus optimizing as a whole. Too much reliance on outside consultants. People too concerned and focused with trying to keep job. This is very negative for a company with growing revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into why employee turnover exceeds 60% within department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Fast growing company and good benefits

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Heavy load of work

  11.  

    fast-pacing 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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities, room for growth, recognize hard-work.

    Cons

    no work life balance, long hours.

    Recommends

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