Qualcomm Reviews in California

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
1,590 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.  

    Fun internship, not much substance

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

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it)

    Cons

    Tend not to take interns seriously, often projects are found last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your interns more seriously (in terms of assigning them meaningful work)

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    it is ok ok...

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    we get hikes every 6 month,

    Cons

    you may stuck in the politics, sometime it is really hard to see your future perspective from manager. most of time you are just listener...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people should promote to employee if he is competitive at other position... sometime it's really bad.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the best compensation available.

    Cons

    CEO not available for lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More lunches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Good perks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Work culture
    Great knowledge gain

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Salary Could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in to the market value and Inflation and adjust salary accordingly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging yet satisfying

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very stable company. If some division gets closed for business reasons, employees are not fired but moved to different group within company
    Good Bonus/ Perks/ Total_Compensation
    Complete review twice a year - very few Tech Corporations have it
    Quick on Immigration Processes - Best point for international professional

    Cons

    Plenty of Pressure. Work Life Balance in several team is pathetic
    Corporate Politics - expect it if you want to grow and foster
    Too many emails - more than 500 in a day ( one can filter it out)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good number of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Too big of a company. A bit difficult to get out of the rut if you get in a poor division or group

  8.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Tons of challenging engineering problems to solve. Great work life balance. Its in San Diego, which is a fantastic city to live in, weather, beaches, outdoors. Compensation is merit based, so if you are performing well the bonuses and stock grants every 6 months will reflect that.

    Cons

    Its hard to collaborate between teams. Multiple painful and time consuming processes that are more optimized towards integrators and bug tracking then towards streamlined development and engineering. The company is top middle heavy with too many directors and sr directors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exccelllent organization, challenging work, great co-workers and a good market position.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You will be working with some of the best people in the trade. Qualcomm has been carving a stronger and stronger market position for itself. This makes the company comfortable in taking risks (nor all of which pay off) - hence innovations is highly prized (second only to execution)

    Compensation is good. The company adjusts to any changes in the external marketplace readily and quickly. This means that it shall not be the "most' you can get - but you will be very close - and hopefully the other intangibles will more than make up for any difference.

    People at Qualcomm are very helpful and collaborative. Team spirit is present everywhere. Generally speaking everyone is competent and many are arguably the best in the business.

    Cons

    With a few exceptions, Qualcomm does not make end products directly. It must read the minds of large cell phone makers, network providers etc. There is always a difference that must be compensated when shipping the product.

    So, in several teams - especially which work on customer facing roles, life shall be very busy - and even chaotic - with a lot of pressure. If there is factory that has stopped making phones - or a phone's launch is at stake - all because of a bug you are working on, the pressure (and visibility) can be intense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In general Management does a very good job keep it up.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Perfect place to do an internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Verification Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Design Verification Intern in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good project which helps you get familiar with practical skills of industry level; You have a great mentor to help your learning; Good pay; Also they provide the interns with fantastic housing!

    Cons

    I would say for internship, Qualcomm is almost perfect!

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior, Staff Systems Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior, Staff Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, leadership and career growth

    Cons

    Work place can get boring at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep people engaged with interesting work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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