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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
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    Senior engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great people (my team and teams that I work with). 2. Good salary and benefit (until 2014). 3. Beautiful city, perfect weather (San Diego)

    Cons

    1. Always busy, pressure and stress sometimes 2. Expensive life at San Diego 3. Very fast pace environment (almost no time to learn) 4. Layoff, bonus and salary reductions since 2014 5. Dealing with demanding customers 6. Crazy work hours (10am-7pm)

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the pressure, and increase the benefits, otherwise you will loose your smart engineers. They are your assets, so stay competitive and keep them happy.


Qualcomm Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Qualcomm.

    Interview

    Had screening interview with hiring manager. I was asked very straight forward financial and problem solving/analytical questions. After the phone interview I was asked to come in for a in person interview where I would meet the team and asked to solve a problem in excel and then present at the end of the day to everyone I had met. I discussed comp and relocation with HR and everything seemed to be on track. Literally two days before HR cancelled the interview as they said they had hired someone internally. The week before the company announced to the public major downsizing happening so I wasn't shocked. What shocked me was that they gave such a abrupt notice after they already booked my flights, reserved my car and hotel. I had requested time off from my current job and purchased a ticket for my fiancé to come with me to consider uprooting and moving to their head offices in San Diego. When I called and emailed the person at HR back to explain the inconvenience I got no response. It seems that the company's executives hadn't communicated to HR and they were left in the dark scrambling. The HR person I had been originally been involved with was said to be "on vacation." In the end the company wasted both my time and money with no consideration.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you define a company's free cash flow?   Answer Question
    • How would you model/measure the financial implications of building a distillation plant vs. Importing water from other states to San Diego?   Answer Question

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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