Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,519 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.9 1,519 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(100 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world"
    in 97 reviews
  • "opportunity to learn cutting edge technology"
    in 96 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hard to strike a good work/life balance if you want to keep advancing"
    in 87 reviews
  • "I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases"
    in 72 reviews
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    Great place to work and meet highly innovative people

    Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat team, leader in space

    Conssometimes demanding because of time constraints and deadlines. But rewards hardwork.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    so far so good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, work life balance, flexible hours

    ConsTop heavy, too much fat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRediscover Qualcomm's core values.

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

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    Very nice

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are smart here and company are very suitable.

    Consno special cons for this company

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    Very good

    Systems Software Test Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to work if you you work in wireless communication area

    ConsNothing significant except work-life balance is not that great

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

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    Really good management and great coworkers

    Administrative Clerk I (Current Employee)
    Mira Mesa, CA

    ProsEveryone here is super nice. At least on my team, you can go to anyone with questions and they always have answers. Unlike many places where people work without degrees (eg Vons, gas stations, retail, etc) there is opportunity to move up (even though it may be competitive), you can get actual raises (not just like 10 cents or something silly like that), and you will be recognized for the work you put in. Although you must start as a temp, if you last a year and your managers roll you over to regular status you will instantly enjoy 11 holidays and 2 weeks of vacation. Qualcomm also has an awesome healthcare plan and generous 401K match. Oh and free food and drinks! So good....And you are only expected to work 8 hours a day (not including lunch). The job is low stress and time goes by quickly. The engineers I support are also very nice.

    ConsThe area is super congested and it often takes me an hour to go 15 to 20 miles. It would probably be difficult to raise a family on this income alone. I don't know how high the raises are though for sure though.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are doing awesome.

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

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    Excellent company to work for

    Staff Programmer Analyst (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosinvests in training. management is very understanding and approachable, career growth is good and recognision is rewarding. will give qualstars for good work which is inspiring. good benefits like free medical insurance, prescription insurance,excellent gym, shuttles to and from coaster station to office, office environment is productive and cheerful. learnt a lot of stuff and new technology.overall very happy and satisfying to work. has flexible work options and work from home if needed.

    Conscompensation and offshore team coordination

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

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    ProsTechnically challenging. Needs indepth systems knowledge.

    ConsWork hours are long and strenuous.

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    Intern Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Work-life balance. Overall a great place to work because it is located near La Jolla Beach. People are nice. Good Benefits

    ConsDidn't learn much during the intern experience.

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

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    Qualcomm

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood Company.Decent Performance Highly competitive environment

    Consnon existent feedback system and aloof HR dept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart taking feedback from the employyes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be amazing but recently becoming too big with too many silos.

    Marketing (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThe benefits and pay are great. The opportunities depend on your department but there is generally some opportunity to move around and try different projects.

    ConsLately, the silos and disagreement among management has made is hard to get your job done without getting into politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on creating incentive for upper management (VP/SVP level) to work together versus complete with each other.

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

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