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Great start to a tech career

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Santa Clarita, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Execution oriented work culture, fast paced, cutting edge technology

Cons

Average compensation, work-life balance not always great

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great vision and execution. Keep up the good work!

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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

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    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 for more than 8 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    *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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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