Qualcomm Reviews in California

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,696 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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  1.  

    Qualcomm is a good company, that values their employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Technician in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (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
  2.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Biz going down, making less money and push responsibility to low level folks while putting big money in high management pockets

    Current Employee - Senior Eng in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Eng in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Better than odd jobs, health care benefits not bad, quite many good people

    Cons

    1. Unfair promotion. 2. Unfair distribution of workload 3. top management put more moeny than they deserve in their pockets. 4. my direct lead does not want to do the actual work, only cares about the dates things can be delivered, and push his leadership responsibility to people he leads without proper and on time support. my direct lead also lied to me right in my face to save his face or just not to lose in conversations. my direct lead also likely lied to others about me so things would become my faults.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are quite many good folks in management. But to those who are directly causing the Cons I mentioned above, go eat crap and all your family will die soon.

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  5.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn lots of things, good coworkers

    Cons

    lots of overtime job, not much funny things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good experience

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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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    learn a lot, good environment

    Cons

    easy task, not quite exciting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Sunny San diego
    Sense of freedom and support to do what you like to do
    transparent practices
    full medical insurance

    Cons

    Compensation revision to outside market is kinda slow,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Qualcomm subsidiary, MediaFLO USA intern

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gained useful marketing research experience and an understanding of broadcast media. This was before the rise of iPhone dominated mobile video viewing.

    Cons

    Busy work as it was an entry-level position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work but could improve

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible daily schedules, Great health benefits, bonus and stock twice a year, Lots of perks

    Cons

    Deadline driven burns workers out, Could be more progressive in work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, very picky

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good perks, lots of activities to do when not working or in downtime, and there are lots of resources to learn from.

    Cons

    Most of the jobs are programming based, and most of the employees are on H1B Worker visas because there are not enough skilled American workers, and as a contractor you won't get overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractors with as much respect as full time employees get, and hire more Americans who are skilled and qualified and needing work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    start drinking the Qoolaid and kiss goodbye to your family time.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good training, great equipment to use, best of the class knowledge. good managers, great perks. international travel is amazing.

    Cons

    bad work-life balance, super competitive promotions, too much Qoolaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect work life balance. listen to your families.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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