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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
1,581 Reviews

3.9
1,581 Reviews
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

    • 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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Employees and management are considerate and caring
    Compensation and benefits are above-average

    Cons

    Growth opportunities can be limited, though salary increases are consistent with the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to transfer laterally to gain a better overall experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is a large company with many different opportunites.

    Cons

    Qualcomm is a large company with many different challanges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in R&D, Keep rewarding great effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PCB DESIGN  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - PCB DESIGN in Miami, FL

    Pros

    great Work staff and management

    Cons

    good pay, great location and ambient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it the same

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience and smart people. Constantly working with new projects and new challenges as business grows.

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

    Pros

    Great working experiences, smart people, great pay and benefits. Wonderful cross-functional support and teamwork. Exiting company to work for.

    Cons

    Giant company = giant bureaucracy and limited scope. As far as your workplace experience, your mileage will vary, depending on what group you work in and who you work for. There are some wonderful leaders in upper mgt, and also some who really don't deserve to be there. Most higher ranking positions are increasingly filled externally, rather than promoting from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I consistently see poor decisions made by upper management and executives due to the fact that many of them do not understand the repercussions at the working level. In such a large company, executives can easily be removed from the reality and consequences of their decisions. This can be fixed through better information sharing through the ranks, as well as a commitment to internal promotions, rather than external hires into the higher ranking positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting, fast paced work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    Pros

    Focused, motivated, helpful people; lots of opportunities to learn new stuff

    Cons

    Fast pace, longish hours (but hopefully you are having fun during those hours)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to minimize unproductive meetings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Qualcomm is a great place to work, where you have many opportunities to learn and are recognized for your contributions.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The number one reason to work at Qualcomm is for the work culture. The engineers are professional, talented, humble, and treat each other with respect. Also, anyone interested in being at the forefront of the explosive mobile technology industry should certainly consider working here.

    Cons

    There are few cons to working at Qualcomm. Some who only value compensation might complain that Qualcomm doesn't offer the highest pay of all software engineering positions out there, but the compensation is still pretty good, and the other perks and benefits more than make up for the difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    pretty good

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

    Pros

    * Good work
    * Good manager
    * Good pay

    Cons

    * Bad food and it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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

    Pros

    As a company Qualcomm is a great company to work for. Compensation and benefits are above-average.

    Cons

    Middle managements are bureaucratic and out there for themselves.
    Growth opportunities are limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Traveling, Meeting Clients, Meeting senior executives, work with some of the best engineering talent in the mobile industry, work with competitive peers. Work life balance is good

    Cons

    slow growth, too much manual work, could do a better job at keeping life interesting,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company to work for

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

    Pros

    Nice benefits, Lots of Indians.

    Cons

    Stock options are limited. Salary below par.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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