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Formerly known as Atheros

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good, solid engineering staffs. There are variety of people with different skill levels. Most staffs are nice and easy to get along.

Cons

Nothing in particular, but technical staff qualities could vary significantly from one group to another.

No opinion of CEO

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    Solve cutting edge problems in the mobile industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    At Qualcomm, we get to work on some of the pressing problems in the wireless / mobile industry. Whether it's advancing LTE or building augmented reality software, you are at the forefront of the industry.

    Cons

    Many of initiatives are limited or structured around QCOM's key businesses: patent licensing and selling mobile chips. Software programs are unfortunately handicapped by this approach - building a highly differentiated experience with software that works only on Qualcomm chips while remaining interoperable with other chipmakers is a constant challenge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great until they decide your unit isn't in the company's future. Reputation for valuing employees is overhyped...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Word of mouth on Qualcomm is great. The pay, bonuses, benefits, etc., are all great while it lasts. Emphasis on "while it lasts". Technology moves quick, and as soon as your department is not a part of the company's future plans, that's a wrap for you.

    Cons

    The key to Qualcomm is never winding up in a division that isn't in the company's future. As soon as that occurs, Qualcomm will prevent you from interviewing for other divisions, and sell you off like knick knacks at a flea market to the first buyer that comes along. For a company that has a reputation for valuing employees, turns out they do all the same things everyone else does. I guess there's no loyalty anywhere anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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