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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world(in 102 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 91 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases(in 74 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsCutting Edge technology, good benefits

    ConsChaotic work environment, Top heavy management, compensation relative to the work efforts is quite average, duplication of efforts is always of concern

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate and recognize the employees

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    Some thoughts as an intern....

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Pros-Interesting work

    -Mentor is willing to help you out

    -Opportunity to learn

    Cons-Depending on the team, you can feel isolated

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, good technology

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsQualcomm is correctly seen as the leading company in wireless. I get to work with smart people. Benefits are good.

    ConsCompany is big. Not clear why some parts comtinue to do what they do. Changes have come recently to cut down on waste of resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink carefully about what the next big thing will be when the current money-making businesses slow down. Look to leverage Qualcomm's strength. Easy to say but very hard to do at the scale needed to remain the pre-eminent mobile technology company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An insider review

    Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prostechnically challenging and will help you to gain very good knowledge about communication systems. Gives you a very clear understanding of how different companies involved in mobile space get their stuff integrated into the end product.

    Consfor a person who sees the bigger picture - working in Qualcomm might seem very limiting as the scope of your work is very narrow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease work harder in providing the employees a safer and more secure place. Most employees are running a marathon to reach the impossible and aggressive deadlines set here and this makes it impossible for anyone to indulge in the comfort of being creative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very solid company with great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsExcellent infrastructure (IT helpdesk, Intranet, Wifi, etc.).
    Excellent benefits (fully paid healthcare, fitness centers, cafeteria, office for most employees).
    Very good executive management.
    Strong focus on technology innovation.

    ConsLack of regular communication between management and employees regarding changes in priorities and strategy (specifically within a division or business unit).

    Advice to Senior ManagementRequire quarterly or monthly all hands within each division so that all employees understand the current progress on business objectives and next steps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Still a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsBenefits but not stocks. Still a solid company with lots of money in the bank to survive for the next crisis.

    Consnot the best salary in the industry. Too much politics to benefit friends and not exactly competent people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo less politics. Listen to customers and sales instead of leave engineering taking the decisions and develop what they want but not what the customers want. Focus is core business not in the service business since Qualcomm doesn't have competence to act in this segment supporting below average management in these divisions and keep loosing money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat culture with smart and innovative people. Free dinner, a lot of perks, and great benefits.

    ConsSalary could have been more competitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to be willing to pay in order to retain the best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Entry Level Financial Analyst Position

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsTeam Environment, Pay, benefits, big company name, experience

    Consbig company environment, grueling hours, lack of variety

    Advice to Senior Managementadd more variety

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good company to work for

    Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsWork-life balance, respect for employees, periodic reviews to check if you like what you are doing, opportunity to grow, recognition in the form of frequent awards, well established processes,

    ConsTakes a long time to go up the ladder, salary not competitve, some teams have poor work-life balance and work during weekends

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood management (in my team atleast). Very smart people, esp managers. I am not very sure about other teams. Happy with my team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I am leaving...

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- Trainings ( but you may not have time for them at all)
    - Good benefit
    - Job security
    - Good start for the fresh graduates

    Cons- No management support . You need to drive/figure out/push around solely by yourself. Management is doing nothing but taking credits. No 1on1 meeting from the direct manager for half a year.
    - Non-realistic deadlines
    - Long long hours. 60 hours per week is nothing, and you are not appreciated. You'd better working 24/7.
    - No life. You are supposed to be a machine, not a human being.
    - Does not have collaborative culture.
    - If your project lead is from another team, you are always the scapegoat for project being behind the schedule even if they were behind far before you joined in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the mid-management people skills. Treat your engineers with more respect, and don't act as if you were their master and they were slaves. Let the engineers participate in the deadline decision.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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