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QCOM - Very challenging work, great benefits/bonuses, CRAZY LONG WORK HOURS IN QCT - A SWEATSHOP

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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

Challenging work, very professional staff, great benefits, industry leader, room to grow.

Cons

If working in the largest division, QCT - (Qualcomm CDMA Technologies) - it's a SWEATSHOP, SWEATSHOP, SWEATSHOP... expect 60+ hour weeks routine unless you are very good at pushing back. That is why they are industry leader - they extract more output per employee than similar companies at the expense of the employee.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

What's the point - they won't listen. It's a public shareholder driven company. No one cares about work-life balance. To solve that will require hiring more people which means a potential cut in profits. It's a machine. People only fool themselves when they think "a corporation cares about me"

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Losing traction as patents begin to expire.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent cash, market and historical patent position in CDMA wireless. Enormous potential for continued leadership in mobile markets.

    Cons

    Cost and schedule rule with quality and work life balance suffering severely in certain areas. "Yes men" more and more the key to advancement and survival. Delusions of divinity in certain areas. Better opportunities developing elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to take a long hard look at product quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    not good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Stable, growing, new technology, location

    Cons

    unfair, exploiting, politics, work overtime

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