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Works pretty well

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Qualcomm

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Not too intensive, pays well, good weather city, relaxed working hours, friendly work environment

Cons

slow grow, EXPENSIVE CITY, SMALL BONUSES compared to some tech companies

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  1. Helpful (5)

    A political quagmire orchestrated by managers too busy proving how smart they are

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    Current Employee - Business Development in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, very talented engineers, not too bureaucratic for a company of its size

    Cons

    At least 50% of the managers are totally incompetent as managers. They are busy playing politics all day long and trying to force their agenda on others. Most managers act like individual contributors whose directs exist for the sole purpose of cleaning their leftovers. Agreeing on expectations, providing feedback, asking instead of commanding and coaching is something I haven't seen from any manager in this company. This is all a result of a poor management culture and promotion for the wrong reasons. The organizational hierarchy is so vertical that most managers have fewer than 4 directs. This means you need to to fill an awful lot of management positions from a pool for technocrats, how well can this turn out to be? Senior management is completely detached. To illustrate it, 16,000 company employees (60%) report to a single manager who sits 3 levels below the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organization, collect feedback on your managers and start paying attention to the results, trim all those poor managers who have no idea what people management is about. Put them back in the engineer seat, where they can contribute without crippling the organization.


  2. Simply the most amazing Summer I have ever had

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - People at Qualcomm are talented and yet they are very helpful. Most of the people I worked with have open doors policy. - Qualcomm has one of the best internship programs and interns are regularly showered with fun activities. - Interns are automatically being considered for return internship opportunities or a full time position. - There are many career opportunities in the Qualcomm HQ, employees are encouraged to explore areas that fit their passion.

    Cons

    None that I could think of.

    Advice to Management

    - Perhaps creating more collaboration areas for people to come together and discuss their projects. - Traditional meeting rooms are great for recurring meetings to discuss the project status, but a collaboration area could be used by engineers to sit together and code throughout the day/week.


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