Qualcomm Reviews

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    It was good while it lasted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary was on par with what other companies pay in Silicon Valley. But you get to live in beautiful San Diego! Bi-annual bonuses and merit increases RSU bonuses although those will be dwindling down in terms of numbers of RSUs given out Didn't have to pay any premiums for family healthcare (It changed later in 2015 and now employees have to pay for their spouses)

    Cons

    The most politically charged company I ever worked for in my life. If you don't know how to navigate inter office politics and make friends on the top, you are doomed. The company is bloated and hired way too many people in the last 5 years

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of many old timers who no longer bring any value. Many of them are waiting and praying to get a severance package so they can leave the company and do something else. Most of these people are very unhappy in their positions, technically incompetent and no longer fit to manage groups of people.


Qualcomm Interviews

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    Interim Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    They came to my university to conduct the interview. Very encouraging interviewer. Questions were average difficulty. Told me a lot about the work culture at Qualcomm and his experiences of working there for the last 20 years.

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Qualcomm Awards & Accolades

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100 Best Companies to Work For , Fortune, 2014
Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work , Glassdoor, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.qualcomm.com
Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Public (QCOM)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

Billions, maybe trillions of times a day… That’s how often people around the world touch something made better by Qualcomm. It could be the smartphone in your pocket, the tablet on your coffee table, that wireless modem in your briefcase… it could even be that navigation system in your car or that action camera strapped to your chest. Who is Qualcomm, and what do we ... More

Mission: To continually push the boundaries of what's possible in technology.

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