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well paid pressure cooker

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

good pay & benefits can't be beat

Cons

pressure cooker. They use you up and throw you away. They talk worklife balance but don't practice it.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technically strong company, but top heavy and limited opportunity for growth for new hires

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open culture, no micromanagement, good benefits

    Cons

    Does not pay well, changing jobs within Qualcomm difficult, you can get stuck in San Diego with no other alternatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of half of the top management who have done their time, made money with stocks and have no motivation to move forward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you don't mind recycling other people's work

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work environment. Immediate supervisor was terrific.

    Cons

    Middle management incompetent and flat out has no business being managers. One nearly caused me to burn out from overworking the team (EVERYTHING was an emergency because he wanted it done fast so he could look good).

    Work consisted mostly of recycling code from other groups within Qualcomm - mostly in San Diego. No way to innovate! San Diego acts like their excrement smells sweeter than everybody else's and does not provide support or adequate documentation for their stuff.

    No appreciation for past work by some senior engineering staff (not even a "thank you" when I left). I was never thanked by one manager even though he got a promotion thanks to my efforts and those of my colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire two mid-level hardware engineering managers who happen to have the same first name. None of the engineering staff likes them - only upper managers. You know who I mean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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