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    Qualcomm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Most of the features are Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    zero work life balance in few teams

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    Wonderful experience

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging opportunities
    Excellent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of stability and growth prospects when working on non core technologies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks and not be driven purely by revenue model

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company Culture, Work-Life Balance

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, the best health care and other benefits, good pay, good co-workers and teams

    Cons

    Uninteresting projects, too much hierarchy inhibits growth, innovation and motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though the managerial structure follows a hierarchy, it would be nice if it didn't have to show in the workplace so evidently and encouraged open and flat communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    a good place to work

    • 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

    Like a startup with good cash flow and big size. Encourage team work and creativity and a lot of training opportunities.

    Cons

    many meetings for a decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Software QA

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    - Hands on with latest products
    - Driving new technologies to commercialization
    - Flexible team, great people

    Cons

    - politics > software quality
    - no professional growth opportunities
    - all non Wi-Fi related trainings are rejected (limits technical development)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apple has proved that you can build a successful brand around quality products (including software). We should learn more from that

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good benefits, innovate and interesting technologies and nice offices, gyms, pool, flexible timings etc.

    Cons

    Little growth prospects, little interaction with managers, difficult to change functional line

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    800 lb. gorilla of wireless / mobile

    • 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

    #1 in the wireless field

    Cons

    Be prepared to work long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance execution with innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company loosing it's touch!

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

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

    Pros

    - Great History and great technology and great potential
    - Teams are very talented engineering wise, a lot of smart, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    - Growing middle management that does nothing except politicking around
    - Unable to execute in adjacent markets as well as core business (Modems, App processors)
    - Outside HQ, company culture is missing and non existence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Qualcomm in SD is great, but to be successful you need agile in all major offices and focus in establishing strong culture of innovation
    - walk the walk in encouraging technology innovation rather than focusing too much on Wall street

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Senior Systems Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit. Pretty good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It may not be the best place if you want to learn some new knowledge and extend your knowledge scope.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work at

    • 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

    Cutting edge technology to work on

    Cons

    Competition from MediaTek and Apple

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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