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great company, very interesting work

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

Pros

great company, very interesting work

Cons

incompetent senior management prevalent throughout.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop basing promotions on office politics

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Working for Qualcomm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Great technology company with some extremely smart people, especially in the engineering and legal groups.

    Cons

    Extremely political structure. Promotions are not necessarily based on talent or accomplishments but in many cases, go to people who are more concerned with political positioning than doing a good job for the company. Many of those people are not below committing political sabotage to get ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not believe all that you hear but take the time to look below what your subordinates are telling you because they may not be telling the truth and in fact are trying to remove you from your position so that they can advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Positive experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Amazing growth company, who are playing in growing markets (wireless communication standards and communication chips)
    Growing stock price, which means equity based compensation is meaningful
    Generally speaking, talented professionals and well managed company

    Cons

    This is specific to QCT engineering organization:
    Given the level of specialization required for many roles, its difficult to move from one team to another
    If you have a good role, and are in a good team, you are in a very good spot. If not, its not as rosy, as its not very easy to change teams.

    Also, base compensation lags other tech companies; Qualcomm makes up for it with the overall package, but the monetary compensation can be higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more rotation options for incoming employees, and make it easier to move around once a person has spent a minimum amount of time (e.g. 1 year minimum limit is used in Google) in a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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