Qualcomm Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
1,678 Reviews
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1,678 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 119 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 106 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 84 reviews)

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  1. 6 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.  

    One of the best summers I have had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Although the experience might be team dependent, my team was fantastic, project was great, manager was super chill (got to go golfing with him), and the support for interns is fantastic! We had SO many intern events and were definitely well taken care of.

    Cons

    Not San Diego, CA so we sometimes didn't get to work on all the cutting edge stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Get to work on cutting edge technology

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, good work-life balance, innovating environment, management is good too.

    Cons

    Less competitive salary compared to other companies, relocation not so easy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Almost 10 years of experience, multiple different groups within Corp and QCT IT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company, great benefits, flexible work hours, good people to work with and lots of different departments and things to do.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to manage, promotions from inside are hard to come by unless you're a very political person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the good employees you have, instead of trying to replace them with consultants that disappear.

  7.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great. Good opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Competition and disorganization are high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good. New opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Highly technical and cross functional teams

    Cons

    Meeting with deadlines which is normal with any job. Not many otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

  9.  

    Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    amazing Career growth

    Cons

    IT department is not treated the same as other departments. More preference given to engineering departments and teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An amazing place to work. No place is perfect, but this is about as close as it gets.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A focus on the employee and the quality of their life while at work and at home. Excellent benefits, great services at work - health clinic, gym, etc. Movies shown in company theater. Ceremony for veteran's day. Paul Jacobs was a very engaged CEO. Would talk to any employee. Would see him in meetings with all levels of employee. He loved getting his hands dirty with the engineers. Tons of respect for him.

    Cons

    Very much an engineering culture. If you aren't an engineer you can be made to feel stupid. Hard culture ot break into. Many people have worked there for their entire career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Preserve the culture of caring for your employees at all costs. You can't put a price on it and you do it better than enywhre I have ever worked!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    It is stable company to work

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy to handle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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