Qualcomm Reviews in California

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
1,622 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 93 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 74 reviews)

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  1.  

    Solid Company. Good Environment

    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great growth opportunity and work environment. The company sponsors many internal learning and training sessions to learn both internal infrastructures and useful skills that can be used outside the company.

    Cons

    Feels like a big company. Hard to move up or around and big company bureaucracy is widely prevalent. Time commitment is extremely large as well. Most employees work long hours after going home.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience at Qualcomm. Lots of learning opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Automaiton Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Automaiton Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    best work culture
    no dress code
    flexible timings
    good lunch meals
    beautiful campus . lots of buildings

    Cons

    long hours
    very tight schedule
    labs have machines which are noisy sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience. One of the best place to do your internship.

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    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good hourly pay, good accommodation, frequent intern outings and events

    Cons

    Tough work environment with a need to constantly prove yourself

    Recommends
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  5.  

    It is a great company to work at

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    Former Employee - Digital Hardware Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Digital Hardware Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I interned here during the summer 2014. It is a great company definitely. They take good care of inters. The housing is super awesome and the work is super cool.

    Cons

    The actual assignments to particular teams happen very late, almost like 2 weeks before the start of internship, which was not desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with an amazing location (San Diego)

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Best in the industry, great location, great people, flexible work hours, great benefits and list goes on.

    Cons

    No competition for employee talent within San Diego compared to other tech hubs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SSE  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - SSE in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good to be in role.

    Cons

    Hectic timings and tooo many calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but...

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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 full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Co-workers care about the work they do and are willing to work together. Good opportunities to a certain level, health benifits and stock RSUs are good.

    Cons

    In the middle of a major culture shift.... new CFO is more about the $$ less about the people or culture that made Qualcomm great. Upper management momentum limited by all the QUALCOMM lifers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should never be shareholders over employees......

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Qualcomm is a good company, that values their employees.

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    Former Employee - Process Technician  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Qualcomm. It was interesting technology to work with. I also enjoyed my co workers.

    Cons

    I have no cons concerning Qualcomm

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Qualcomms management is doing a good job.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly co-workers, very good benefits

    Cons

    Try to be too diversified

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should concentrate on the core business and trying not to be too diversified

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    MST Engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn lots of things, good coworkers

    Cons

    lots of overtime job, not much funny things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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