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Productive career at qualcomm, that helped me get to where i am now

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Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Product Manager in San Diego, CA

I worked at Qualcomm

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits. Dont have to worry much about the terrible us healthcare system.

Awesome location - san diego.

Decent work-life balance, depending on your team

Cons

Hardcore engineering co, making it sometimes tough if you are not an elec/comp engineer.

They Underpay because of the high quality of sd life

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  1. The optimal employer to push for innovative solutions

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Firethorn Mobile insists on out-of-the-box thinking.

    Cons

    There remains a bit of the "good-ole-boy" syndrome that remains from the original owners) which are all gone now)

    Advice to Management

    A bit more communication wouldn't hurt

  2. Helpful (4)

    Still a Great Company, But Not What it Used to Be

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    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Product Management in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Excellent Health Benefits (could be changing soon)
    *Decent Comp. Plans
    *Above-board, open-door corporate culture
    *Talented co-workers and managers
    *Tons of educational and knowledge expansion opportunities

    Cons

    *Nobody at the top layer leaves, so VERY limited upward mobility
    *Office politics are worse than most
    *Company getting increasingly stingy with options, RSUs, etc.
    *Innovation and pushing the envelope not encouraged. Don't rock the boat
    *Very "inside-out" development mentality which is typical of Engineering-focused companies ("I just built this cool widget, now let's figure out who wants to buy it.")

    Advice to Management

    *Reward those driving innovation
    *Actively manage and cultivate talent
    *Keep people invested in the company through incentives such as stock and RSUs
    *Find updward mobility options (even cross-divisional) and create a program for those who feel stuck in their current role to explore those options. The current Internal Opportunity System is broken because many reqs are either ghost reqs or already have a candidate identified prior to opening the req. Very frustrating.

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