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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
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    Smart people, good values, but too much hierarchy and a LOT of work

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Lot of smart people willing to collaborate. Projects move at fast pace. Decisions are usually fast unless it is across divisions. Top Management is strategic, open, and no (known) scandals. Many top people are also easy to approach to. Lots of perks and some fun activities (if you have time to participate)


    Lot of hierarchy - too many directors/sr. directors etc. Earlier it was engineer heavy company, now it is is heavy management. This limits internal growth tremendously. Also unless some top management likes you, there is little scope for advancement. Work/life balance is only on the paper - some projects have insane work schedules and email floods your inbox and you are expected to respond "ASAP".

    Advice to Management

    Need more trust on employees and active plan for work/life balance.

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    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Qualcomm.


    I was contacted by a staffing company which set up the phone interview with the hiring manager. The process took about a month. The phone interview was mostly basic computer architecture questions. It lasted about 40 minutes

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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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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.

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