Qualcomm Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
1,694 Reviews
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1,694 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Solid company

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    + Work life balance
    + Good pay
    + Great benefits
    + Good, smart people
    + Stability

    Cons

    - Lifers are dragging the company down. They fill up the middle management ranks, and prevent new employees from rising up.
    - Lack of growth opportunities
    - Dry, boring company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat. Get rid of the lifers who have been sitting on their laurels for a decade. Make room for the new generation of motivated engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Good culture.Good culture cood culure.

    Cons

    Too much work is schedule

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Bright people,
    Great business model

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work
    Smart people
    Excellent benefits
    Good salary

    Cons

    I had to think about these and they are minor compared to others
    Insular management
    Long hours
    Lots of travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management believes engineers know it all and don't respect business intelligence.
    Believe things could always be better, but I would put this company in the top 1%

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Interesting

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great technology, World's best kept secret

    Cons

    Big company issues are creeping in. Lots of redundancy leading to inefficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More accountability from middle to sr. level management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company
    Great Benefits
    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Hard to move up/receive promotions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company! Best Employer in San Diego

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay and benefits. Twice yearly reviews with raises and bonus. Up to 5 weeks vacation a year, + 12 paid holidays. Promotions are easy at the lower levels but hard to get as you mover up in the company. Very low attrtion shows people really enjoy working for the company.

    Cons

    Very low attrition shows the company is great to work for, but it also has created a bottle neck at the middle management level of the company. The hours can be long during crunch time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget that is was the large investment in R&D that has made the company so successful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Technology, Work Culture and Leadership

    Cons

    Compensation can be slightly better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I interned at Qualcomm during summer 2014 and it was wonderful experience. Very technical company, even at manager level

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    San Diego is a great place to work and Qualcomm seems to be a be stable company for now

    Cons

    Base pay not so high compared to other bay area companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very Content

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    The atmosphere is casual and provides a for a nice working environment. The structure of the company is very organized.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment. If only the San Diego area was more lively during the night.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great benefits, good work life balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance are fantastic. 401-k match is generous. Office space is well maintained. You feel like they care about their employees. The company self funds its health insurance, which means you get much better coverage.

    Cons

    It's a big company, so it's sometimes difficult to navigate the bureaucracy. There's some difficulty working with other parts of the chip team when they demand deliverables your team isn't equipped to provide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on inter-team cooperation. There are gaps which cause significant inefficiency.

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