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Overall, a very good company to work for

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

I have been working at Qualcomm

Pros

Good perks, very professional and highly talented people and above all........cutting-edge products. The experienced people here are willing to share knowledge and groom new talent which is a big plus for any fresh graduate. Since, Qualcomm is very choosy in theor recruiting process, they trust you with big responsibilities of the projects. If you happen to deliver, then the responsibilities will only increase exponentially. The 6 month review cycle is good because it helps you understand how well you are meeting expectations and not to mention the pay raises every 6 months.

Cons

very competitive, promotions are very hard to get. Its pretty tough to climb the ladder in short time unless you are prodigious.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The promotion system needs to be improved.

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  1.  

    Good benefits, okay compensation...be prepared to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    nice company with great benefits. lots of opportunity to move to different areas and I have seen people grow by having jobs created for them. great activities for employees (such as picnics, evenings out, summer employee music/outdoor events) and a lot of learning resources available to take advantage of.

    We get free medical and dental benefits which is a definite plus and something I have not seen at other companies.

    Cons

    There are a few draw backs to working at QCT:
    QCT has a totally different culture than the rest of Qualcomm
    QCT employees work an excessive amount of time, often with little recognition
    Within QCT there is a lot of critical speak that goes on, have thick skin if you join
    The QCT culture is one of putting out fires -- don't expect a lot of planning to happen to prevent these fires
    If you are on the business side you need to realize that there is not a lot of recognition outside of engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to focus more on the business and not just the engineering side of QCT. There is much much more to a successful company than just producing products.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    The place for strong hardware engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Smartest electrical engineers around. Good focus on patents/ip, not just short term revenue projections. Work on advanced technology attracts some cool people.

    Cons

    Large company means opportunities to do things with initiative are by definition hard to do. Tends to have alot revolving around SAn Diego.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Split up QCT -- more of the company needs to be self-sustaining besides QCT and QTL. Let aquisitions be small independant parts of Qualcomm, don't try and bring everyone into mother QUalcomm.

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