Qualcomm Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
1,593 Reviews

3.9
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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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.  

    Restructure the pyramid, remove aging leadership

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to learn a variety of skills, good job security so far. Compensation is good, insurance great, senior executives are wise industry leaders. Very hard working employees, amazing talent pool.

    Cons

    Some divisions and projects are run poorly. Mid-management is rather weak, lack foresight and aging non-contributing managerial positions are leading a half checked out semi-retired life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its hard for a company to continue to be nimble with such a massive number of managerial roles (VP, Directors, Snr. Directors, Principals & Snr Staff/Managers) and not young blood for driving innovation, ideas and execution.Every person has to be an individual contributor and not just "manage people" and be slave drivers. This is clearly reflected in the dropping work life balance, company outlook and job satisfaction metrics across the years. Schedules can be met if the high earning managerial class is made to work equally hard as the lower stratum engineers. A good par of mid-management is lack luster and needs to be shown the door.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Xx

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Benefits leadership company values training

    Cons

    work schedule promotions salary compensation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Only those in the clique survive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    1) Opportunities to challenge yourself
    2) Competitive salary
    3) Fair rules on international business travel

    Cons

    1) Need improvement on diversity
    2) Embrace open communication (not just talk about it but train leaders on how to do this right)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    it is ok ok...

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    we get hikes every 6 month,

    Cons

    you may stuck in the politics, sometime it is really hard to see your future perspective from manager. most of time you are just listener...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people should promote to employee if he is competitive at other position... sometime it's really bad.

  6.  

    senior

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

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    Cons

    lots of limitation to work in the huge systemlots of limitation to work in the huge systemlots of limitation to work in the huge systemlots of limitation to work in the huge systemlots of limitation to work in the huge system

  7.  

    Best company to work for in the wireless field, but can be much better.

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    good compensation and benefits, decent company culture and events, great seminars and classes to learn, good education reimbursement plan. Twice a year reviews.

    Cons

    no real mentors in Qualcomm Atheros. You are on your own. Not a good place to start career(my group....can't say about others).

    Managers are lazy and don't feel like role models. They just wanna work 9 to 5 and play golf.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire dead woods. Have hired too many people for no reason. And in Qualcomm Atheros many people are just marking time. Many people leave early by 3 PM and have no real desire to innovate at workplace. Matrix system sucks! Direct managers have no idea what you're up to.

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

    Great Company, Good perks

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Work culture
    Great knowledge gain

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Salary Could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in to the market value and Inflation and adjust salary accordingly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    No complaints

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, love the people

    Cons

    work-life balance, no part time or flexible schedules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Company

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    Current Employee - Groundskeeper  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the best compensation available.

    Cons

    CEO not available for lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More lunches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work, great facilities, free coffee & soda, flexible hours

    Cons

    Not much supervision, so you better be confident in your abilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More weekly or daily feedback would be really helpful.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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