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

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    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.

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    Get ride of politics in QCOM management and reward the value not the loosers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    It pays the health insurance and has 15 days of vacation offered from the 1st year.

    Cons

    matrix organization, too many level of managemnt, too many politics, aftects the work and the communications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To reorganize the middle level of management inclusive VP (who carry with them people that they know not people that perform) and get ride of politics and the vertical structure with matrix organization. This type of organization does not promote innovation, communication and makes very difficult to work within the organization. Basically you work the politics. Especially the QTC organization of program management is not based on recognition of the good work but only politics and relationship. The good job is not rewarded but only politics of who you know. I think that QCOM is just lucky to be in the position that it is now based only on the leverage of its chipsets. The middle level management of does no do any action to make people accountable on their failure promotes grapevine and politics and does not reward people that are doing a good job. All it is of how many years did you work with QCOM and who you know. Also has an unfair way of promoting people. In this very vertical and matrix organization there are many weds that are never clear up but just move from one management place to another. Half of the managers barely speak English and have no management training other the in-house training.

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