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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.9 1,539 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(111 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Perfect place to do an internship

    Design Verification Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGood 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!

    ConsI would say for internship, Qualcomm is almost perfect!

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    Excellent place to work

    Senior, Staff Systems Analyst (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsExcellent benefits, leadership and career growth

    ConsWork place can get boring at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep people engaged with interesting work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsNice benefits, bonuses. The work processes is very clear and makes sense.
    High quality engineers with good brains

    ConsAs any big business, they move slow and don't waive bureaucracy enough

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

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    Best Job ever

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosflexible hours accomodate a disabled child at home

    ConsSometimes management feels it more important to be in control than to be right.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    There is room for improvement

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsStable job, competitive compensation, good healthcare benefits, good 401k plan

    ConsAs a company, not creating enough growth opportunities for the future. Most employees work very long hours, there aren't enough facilities (late evening cafeteria, recreational facilities) at work place to ease the pressure

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

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    Great company to work for as an intern

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Pros- Good hourly pay
    - Complete coverage for housing and relocation expenses
    - Plenty of intern events and involvement

    Cons- Work experience is highly dependent on manager and team. It's possible to get stuck doing boring work all summer since it's not normally possible to transfer to a different team as an intern.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave set goals, deliverables, and dates for interns and temps before they come onboand.

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

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    Fun. Surrounded by intellectual people.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsPay. As well as the benefits.

    ConsLocation, and social scene. It was okay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing just fine.

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

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    Awesome Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOrganised, Innovative, challenging, Will learn new things everyday of your work

    ConsI dont see any cons with this company. Its just perfect

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

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    The Best Place to Work in SD by Far

    Contracts (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsWork/life balance, 100% paid benefits, on-site gyms, pay raises every 6 months, great people, encourage growth, and awesome end of year parties.

    ConsNothing. Except if you work for QCT expect to work in high pressure / long hour environments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep that stock price going up.

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

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    Lively culture, broad palette of products makes work interesting

    Security Engineer, Staff (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking at Qualcomm exposes you to hundreds of different products in several markets. Mobile is not the end of the story. Cultural and intellectual exchange are part of the job. On top of this, good salary and benefits contribute to satisfaction.

    ConsThe company is large and established, therefore career opportunities may be limited with respect to smaller companies. Communication across boundaries is sometimes difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIdeas from the bottom should have more opportunities to bubble up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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