Qualcomm Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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Pros
  • Upper management genuinely wants employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance (though some project leads may not) (in 131 reviews)

  • Get to work on cutting edge technology (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad inter office politics; poor work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Pay is not great for the long hours they expect of you (in 90 reviews)

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  1. entry level

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary..job guarantee. Employee Benefit's.for senior level employees best company to work.

    Cons

    Very bad management... They need only work not the employee satisfaction.. Wfh is horrible .minimum 18 hours per day work and Saturday and Sunday wfh support... I don't recommend to join entry level peoples.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care for junior employees... Even manager also come from junior employee level.


  2. Good technology in IT spoilt by poor leadership

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1) Excellent execution opportunity
    2) Operational excellence rewarded

    Cons

    1) IT leadership lacking vision
    2) Always worried to explore


  3. Helpful (2)

    its "ALL WORK" & "NO LIFE" place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer ( Physical Design) in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer ( Physical Design) in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    descent benefits, flexible timings, exposure of latest techonology

    Cons

    - Big communication gap between management & engineers. Management signs up too many projects beyond the execution limits of its engineers causing too much work pressure. As a result, you are expected to work late nights and weekends without exceptions.
    - There are too many mid level managers whose primary job is to conduct meetings through out the day, where only job done is collecting the status. Half of your day time goes into attending the meetings.
    - There is lot of politics & blame game across different teams.


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  5. Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good learning experience and great compensation. Exposure to various tools and great AE support to enhance learning.

    Cons

    Less motivation for innovative and new ideas implementation. This should be ok once hiring stabilises. Once has to be careful about work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Promote innovative ideas and work to balance work-life. Implement induction program before any project kicks-off and create an atmosphere where an employee can take pride in the quality of work they do.


  6. good learning

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good team work, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    slow growth, less challenging work

    Advice to Management

    smartness is more important that number of year of exp


  7. Challenging

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the leading companies

    Cons

    Difficult to switch teams within the company


  8. Great company to work with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, competitive management, good paymaster

    Cons

    differentiation in work from SD to India

    Advice to Management

    Doing good, Bring more quality work for Indian designers


  9. Varies from person to person

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Good compensation because of valued RSUs

    Cons

    - Too much politics
    - Too much work
    - Tough to do work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    More options for work/life balance


  10. Senior Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you could see what you do comes as an end product that is going to be used by you and the people around you;

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Job pressure


  11. Very innovative company with strong management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All permanent employees are technically very sound. Benefits are top notch. The management has strong outlook for the future.

    Cons

    All people are geographically separated fro a large project so getting hold of somebody or meeting/review timings become odd, but its just the way nowadays.



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