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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
1,907 Reviews
3.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 90 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best game in town

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Good sick/vacation time policies for professional-level employees (different policies for admin, entry level, etc.), on-site doctor's office at HQ
    * Numerous activities for employees (movies in the auditorium, discounts from theme parks, summer lunchtime events)
    * Top tech company to work for in San Diego

    Cons

    * Work-life balance means they add fun things to your 40+ hrs/week and expectation of reading e-mail 7 days a week, day and night
    * Some groups are better, more functional, more enjoyable than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd be happy with fewer perks if it meant not getting chided for waiting until Monday morning to respond to Sunday night e-mails.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employer of choice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great place to work. I was treated well, compensated generously, given ample opportunity to grow my skills, and felt appreciated by my colleagues and business leaders.

    Cons

    Once you've worked at Qualcomm, it's difficult to consider working anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to treat employees well and recognize their contributions to the success of the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience at qualcomm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    training, work life balance, company values

    Cons

    lack of lateral movement within organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support lateral movement within organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Various projects to work for. And generally nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Some of the projects are depending on trends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to learn. Company culture is nonexistent.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Intelligent people in technical leadership.
    Long history supporting new innovation and encouraging new ideas.
    Company is growing at a healthy pace.

    My team had very little interference from middle management. That was not the case for the majority of engineering teams in the company.
    Specifically the Austin office (where I worked) was a great atmosphere for learning and taking technical risks.

    Cons

    Middle management is a cancer.
    Too many low performers who never seem to leave the company.
    There is very little cooperation between teams and almost none between business organization. Software is not shared.
    Bonuses are small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give engineers more freedom say in product development.
    Encourage cross-team collaboration.
    Remove low performers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in a city with limited opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    Job ecosystem is limited in San Diego

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great people, motivated, talented. Work experience and technical exposure is amazing.

    Cons

    Nothing, great perks, work env and location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be better to move away from contractors and focus on FT based workforce for Quality of product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great place to learn and work

    Cons

    There are no cons here

  10.  

    Just started, not sure about other groups

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Team is good. People are nice

    Cons

    Location is not near, project pace is slow

  11.  

    director of engineering

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Technology, Benefits, work-life balance choice

    Cons

    Targets, Silos, Indirect expenses, Lacks of Sales and BI

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