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Mature process, immature IT management - no integrity

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - IT Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Qualcomm has a great work-life balance if your manager permits you to take advantage of it.
The medical benifits provided are great!

Cons

No integrity in IT Management
No recognition for new employees
Tasks/Projects/Milestones accomplished are not communicated up the management chain, especially in IT. Instead, the manager will take credit for great work and accomplishments and has at least one level below to blame when things don't go as favorably.
Very secretive and cowardly promotion and bonus/perk structures.
Will actively deny or make extremely difficult the ability to transfer internally.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

IT Management needs a complete re-haul. Pay the price to get AND KEEP good quality engineers and leaders.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Downward spiral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is excellent and you really are working with the cream of the crop, best of the best, etc. The engineers and designers there are amazing.

    Cons

    The company is cutting the employees' benefits and perks a little every year. When I started a decade ago, everyone got an office, our pay was in the top %ile, insurance was top notch, there were device and education subsidies. Over time, each of these is vanishing; our salaries are median at best, our insurance is okay but not great, our device subsidies have vanished. And the list goes on. It's still an ok company to work for, but it is coasting on a previous reputation, and isn't nearly as great as it once was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to keep trying to attract top tier talent, you need to think about getting back to the way you had it a few years ago. Give people a reason to choose you over Google and Amazon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging and fast paced

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, technology focused, leaders in Mobile technology

    Cons

    Customer driver goals make it difficult on employees with frequent changes in task objectives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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