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High political/buddy system in Product & Test group

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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

Pros

Good benefits and fair salary

Cons

Not a trustable environment between group.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, alot of politics to sort through!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Love the food choices in the cafes!
    Great technical people to work.
    IT is on cutting edge of technology
    Great Benefits
    Qualcomm Management promotes a colaborative culture

    Cons

    Vertically Intergrated
    New Product roll outs seem to be very late
    Long tenure is rewarded
    Growth in terms of salary is very slow
    Promotions are hard to come by unless you are politically savy.
    Advice to Senior Management

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to Reward job performance not tenure.
    Take a hard look at the political nature of middle management.

  2. Helpful (11)

    Qualcomm is rife with politics and backstabbing.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Coordinator in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are alot of smart, hardworking people at Qualcomm, and comraderie and support among coworkers. The pay and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The company is very heavy with mid-level managers, many who have been there for years and promoted well beyond their skill level. To compensate, the company hires more skilled employees in below them, making the mid-level managers, who these people ultimately report to, feel threatened. Since they are not about to leave--they could never retain their title level and pay elsewhere--there is no place for the newer, more skilled employees to move up. Managers have absolute control, can get away with horrendous verbal abuse, as can any employee who comes under "special protection" of a manager. Human Reousrces is horrible--they will back up an out of control manager and destroy anyone who complains in order to protect the company from lawsuits. There is constant reorganization to hide problem managers, but the individual problems never get addressed, and continue to recur. Anyone who speaks up about it is punished.

    Advice to Management

    You have alot of great, hardworking people at your company. Treat them with respect.

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