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good place to work with bright people

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ

I have been working at Qualcomm

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Competent and smart people around you. Good place to gain experience from one of the leaders in wireless industry.

Cons

Can get monotonous. It has become a big company with a lot of people in the middle to senior positions. Hence opportunity for promotions and fast growth within the company may be limited.

Advice to Management

Innovation within the company may be getting slower. They have to come up with ways to drive this.

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    A restful haven for the mediocre, inexperienced, lazy, and apathetic

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to live in San Diego, this is more or less the biggest game in town if you're a software developer (or - better yet - a hardware engineer). The commute is moderately tolerable - even if it sometimes takes more than an hour to get to work from downtown San Diego - and the benefits are decent. It's kind of like working for a solid B-list company in Silicon Valley.

    Cons

    QUALCOMM seems to be infested with employees who essentially got lucky: they somehow stumbled into a position with QCOM back in the early 1990s and worked their way into a more prestigious position with big cash prizes, stock grants, and so on. Sadly, this means that as a new hire you'll be faced with an impenetrable old boys' (or girls') network: as an outsider, you will never, ever be promoted.

    Many employees are minimally competent at best, and the company has embarked on aggressive cost cutting measures, so be prepared for a lot of offshoring hassles (think 6am meetings with India) as well as deep disconnects in terms of cross-cultural communication and technical competence.

    Advice to Management

    You're in the battle of a lifetime with Nokia, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others. You need to stop worrying about whether or not you've got the cheapest employees in the industry - and start spending money on quality employees instead. If you lose the entire handset market to the competition, it doesn't matter if you saved the big bucks by going cheap on hiring. You need the industry's best and brightest, and you need them now - and you've got a hell of a lot of work ahead of you if you want to right the ship before it sinks.

  2. company expects more working hours, pays less compared with the number of working hours expected

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work in cutting edge technology and engineer has enough opportunities to show his/her own skills/talent.

    Cons

    Expects too much more work for the pay they offer compared with other companies in same industry. Too poor bonuses with other companies in similar industry.

    Advice to Management

    don't have enough information to advice

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