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Awesome place to work

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Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
Former Intern - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

Pros

Helpful mentors, good work-life balance at the company, excellent benefits for interns

Cons

Some mentors were busy and couldn't interact much with their respective internees.

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  1. 8 people found this helpful

    Good company ruined by politics and dishonesty

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    good money, flexibility in working hours

    Cons

    1.) There is higher than usual amount of what I would term vicious politics (its like a war in a zoo honestly); my direct superior distorted information constantly before giving info on project progress to middle management thereby making the real person doing the work look bad to make them look good - they will constantly throw you under the bus.
    2.) Lack of transparency and dishonesty; lots of closed door meetings where you are excluded because its more politics than work.
    3.) Backstabbing & gossip - lots of it.
    4.) Your direct report may not want to share knowledge necessary to do the work because they fear you will take over their own jobs, for the same reason they will not document work.
    5.) Culture clash - if you must work here you must be well versed in Chinese/ Indian values/ culture, for example, if you say what you honestly think and are completely honest, it may be considered a 'loss of face' and you will be punished. You dare not argue a valid point with superiors too.
    6.) Bad staff are let to stay because they are friends of management.
    7.) Limited chances for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train Chinese and Asian managers on Westerrn culture and values so there is no cultural conflict.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A good company to work for, but you need to work really hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good compensation on par with Industry standard
    Half-yearly performance review and merit hikes
    Considerable Bonus and Stock Award payments

    Cons

    Throughout they year, there is a heavy-work-load
    High pressure on delivery. You will never be cut out of work any point of time, including weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many higher executives in a Single-project execution (a very heavy Top), can reduce the efficiency and speed of project execution. The Project or Organization need to follow a Pyramid structure (More number of employees at lower level and less at top). Seeing a reversed trend here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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