Qualcomm Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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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. 1 person found this helpful

    I am an engineer.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Qualcomm provides good benefits and employee training.

    Cons

    Work at Qualcomm can be tedious and the culture is generally bureaucratic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. My Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very nice culture.

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding. Parking is difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Nice laid back atmosphere but still productive

    Cons

    Sometimes the range of different hours people come into work makes it difficult

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Open culture, team working, technology-driven

    Cons

    Overstaffed, conservative, loss of motivation

    Recommends
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Very progressive, engineering oriented company with interesting technology, products, and IPR that is valued market.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good reward, training, and advancement opportunities for the most part. Pretty amazing wireless technology developed via IPR and silicon for cellular, computing, and consumer devices.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Qualcomm is undergoing major RIF due to competition, over hiring, and poor cost control. A painful time and the good folks going out the door with underachievers. Perhaps now over-focusing on profit margins, the silicon roadmap under some pressure from top and bottom competitors. This has lead to fearful atmosphere, politically charged, as everyone puts their shields up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understandably new management (after Paul Jacobs left the CEO spot) is doing the necessary pruning but please get the 5-10 year field glasses out and don't overdo the layoffs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Hardware engineer

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance, clear definite tasks

    Cons

    not easy to switch between roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no real advice, just keep looking after ur employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. good

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    generally very good compensation and benefit

    Cons

    workload, location, opportunity for promotion

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Flexible work schedule

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    great benefits( free insurance for the entire family. free dental, almost free vision care plan, good employee stock rewards. ) working with many smart people. many good projects. a sense of pride working in this company

    Cons

    pay is not competitive comparing to the peer companies. Promotions are rather limited. It really depends on who your direct managers are. recent management change and culture change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    job security feeling is coming down, office are now converting to cubicles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Qualcomm is a great place to work! The people who work here are wonderful: intelligent, ambitious, and motivated.The management team welcomes constructive feedback on business processes from every level of the organization.

    Cons

    My time with Qualcomm I did not experience anything that I would define as a con.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 years working on modem stability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    people are nice here and various team

    Cons

    need overtime working, sometime weekend support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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