Qualcomm
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Qualcomm Reviews in Colorado

Updated May 8, 2014
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3.7 18 reviews

                             

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

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    Great work-life balance

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsHave good flexibility in choosing the work quantity (of course will decide your growth rate), reasonable stock awards, but can be varying year over year. But the open door culture in the office encourages faster and better learning.

    ConsDifficult to establish yourself if you don't push yourself, and the competition is pretty heavy. Difficult to straight forward feedback/comments from the management (have to ask explicitly for feedback). The salary gap is pretty large from one level to another, but I guess that creates a difference in the work experience. Other than that, I don't see anything specifically negative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great work culture

    Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsGood work life balance
    high salary

    ConsVery less scope for innovation and growth

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    Intern Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsGreat work pace, Smart people, nice work environment

    ConsConversion rate is not high.

    Advice to Senior Managementconvert the interns as far as possible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best Summer Ever

    Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsQualcomm has a great internship program. They flew us all out and paid for our living expenses, and also flew us out to San Diego for a weekend. There is also a lot of interaction with your manager/mentor (may depend on your team) and most interns are given projects with an impact.

    ConsThere is a good amount of bureaucracy, which is to be expected from such a large company.

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    Downward spiral

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsThe pay is excellent and you really are working with the cream of the crop, best of the best, etc. The engineers and designers there are amazing.

    ConsThe company is cutting the employees' benefits and perks a little every year. When I started a decade ago, everyone got an office, our pay was in the top %ile, insurance was top notch, there were device and education subsidies. Over time, each of these is vanishing; our salaries are median at best, our insurance is okay but not great, our device subsidies have vanished. And the list goes on. It's still an ok company to work for, but it is coasting on a previous reputation, and isn't nearly as great as it once was.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're going to keep trying to attract top tier talent, you need to think about getting back to the way you had it a few years ago. Give people a reason to choose you over Google and Amazon.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    senior software 2.5 years

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    Prosrewarding company with lot of opportunities, good individual work . good medical benefits, ok salary, matrix management, technical co workers. Good working environment

    Conssometimes will not become visible

    Advice to Senior Managementgood work

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    One of the best companies in the world to work for!

    Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsTremendous people, great culture and atmosphere, awesome work life balance.

    ConsToo many unproductive meetings. As an embedded software engineer - don't work yourself up the ladder and into a corner if you love doing actual development!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun, Challenging, and Rewarding

    Internship (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsRelaxed environment. Cutting edge projects. Co-workers extremely helpful and encourage question asking.

    ConsMay be difficult to shine when surrounded by so many intelligent people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome Company to work for!

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    Pros+ very flexible
    + takes good care of employees

    Cons- None as such, very good company
    - Food options at the canteen

    Advice to Senior Management- None

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the best experiences ever

    Interim Engineering Intern (Current Employee)
    Boulder, CO

    ProsThe work done by Qualcomm is really good. You can tell that the people love what they do and help you in any way possible in your tasks too. I got to work on the actual project unlike many other internships around. Amazing benefits for an intern like awesome housing, trip to San Diego etc. The management and HR is very helpful and down to earth.

    ConsI couldn't think of any cons. It was a really wonderful experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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