Qualcomm Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Should do better

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay structure, decent work-life balance in most areas, great benefits

    Cons

    Some of the VPs and senior directors don't know how to manage. They focus on the wrong things and allow wasteful habits to proliferate.

    Advice to Management

    Quit focusing on shareholders. You didn't get to where you are by doing that - you were successful by allowing great engineers to do their jobs and innovate. If there are no more great ideas, then quit trying to come up with the 'next big thing'. If it comes to someone, great. If not, you're throwing money away. Focus on developing the BEST chips, and licensing the IP that comes from that.


  2. Qualcomm

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Amazing benefits. Great teammates. Good Salary

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company is going thru a layoff.


  3. Good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance Good Management. Leader in technology.

    Cons

    None Its the best. And you get to live and work in San Diego. Who can offer that ?

    Advice to Management

    None. keep doing what you guys are doing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Decent place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits are good. You can feel proud seeing all the devices you worked on getting launched in the market.

    Cons

    some times work life balance takes a hit


  6. Helpful (4)

    VP Marketing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Bright people, leading edge technology, great culture (atleast until last year)

    Cons

    lot of dead weight, management biases, rest and vest culture, HR policies not applied uniformly across groups and departments.

    Advice to Management

    come back to reality, need some new blood and fresh ideas at mid/sr management level. repeating same things again wont yield different results.


  7. Helpful (9)

    Not anymore, Not anymore man~~

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    San Diego is so nice. 1.Benefit used to be good.. 2.It used have lots of smart people 3.Nice campus

    Cons

    1.Tons of "managers" get paid by just pushing people and sending status report 2.Not a place for software engineer (Since they call everything as "script") 3.Low Low Low paid


  8. Sr Programmer Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Working In Oracle ADF Project.

    Cons

    Nothing specific to mention. Team is good

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider restructure the Organization. Lot of Directors and VP


  9. Helpful (3)

    Senior Program Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good compensation package and health insurance. - IT and facility services are quick and responsive, so you can focus on work. - Many in-house classes and resources for learning. - Advance technology

    Cons

    - Bureaucracy and politics make day-to-day execution difficult. - Too many layers. Each layer has different direction and plan. Execution alignment is off. - Arrogance among the old timers. Will not listen to reason or if your title is below certain level. - Too much focus on status update and reporting of metrics that do not translate directly to satisfying customer needs.

    Advice to Management

    - Create a flat organization. Get engineering back to engineering work instead of trying to manage the message and upper mgmt. - Better accountability. Failures need to be addressed and real contribution to be rewarded. - Breakdown the functional silos.


  10. Good Company Bad TImes

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good equipment, nice facilities, good benefits package

    Cons

    Current pending Layoffs put employment in jeopardy for thousands


  11. Nice company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Qualcomm (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice culture to work and nice engineers around.

    Cons

    Not many areas of growth.



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