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Staff Systems Engineer

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Dynamic work environment, industry leader, job security, good healthcare benefits,

Cons

Qualcomm has become a large company - Visibility rather than actual contribution determines career advancement here thesedays. Pay is average, career advancement is very slow in some divisions/groups, very long hours at work.

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. Helpful (2)

    Not too fast paced, but not much sense of accomplishment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Note that these are team specific (Android), experience may vary across teams/depts - very flexible hours - relatively few meetings to waste development time - you get to see commercial devices before they actually release - great pay for the kind of work you do, its a bargain actually. - awesome benefits, has a nurse-practitioner on site for any illnesses, injuries

    Cons

    - low sense of accomplishment - software is mostly involved in testing/bug fixing, if lucky you may get to work on big projects but you have to chase down managers for more important work - repetitive work, one chip after another is mostly the same stuff on different hardware - poor coding practices in certain teams, bad function names and mispellings get propagated because nobody ever steps up to fix them. - 3 years average promotion time for engineers, which seem to be longer than alot of other companies, this adds to the lack of accomplishment - line management, your line manager has no clue what you did in the past quarter nor do they care. They evaluate you based on an online form filled out by your colleagues and given the impersonal nature of the evaluation (no personal interaction), people get bored of bubbling things in and writing canned answers they just dont try to write anything amazing about you. - they give you lots of bonuses and stock options to keep you here, but rarely actually bump your salary

    Advice to Management

    - enforce some ground rules with line managers, require them to sync up with employees to get a better picture of their performance instead of giving the same average/above average rating year after year. Some salary bonus instead of dumping the money in building new buildings may help the morale?


  2. I was an Intern, and got the full time job offer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great company super big and sexy awesome city ( San diego )

    Cons

    low pay salary ! This is the only Con !

    Advice to Management

    because of this low payment , I am about to reject the offer !


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