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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
1,771 Reviews
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Type of work is amazing; longer hours but great I really enjoy working. Really smart people, lots of training (if you can find time)

    Cons

    Middle management is heavy and too political, going through big company pain. Forget getting promotion; and if one get's it they become complacent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY employee based on their merit, and demote people who doesnt perform at their title level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    work and life balance

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

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

    Pros

    good insurance, and training

    Cons

    you would not have overall view of product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best team work is working and growing with whole team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work.
    Beginning career here is a great experience.

    Cons

    Political, tend to do same work over long run. Ex: dev and maintain that one file.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    QCOM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Leading Edge Technology
    * Smart People
    * Compensation

    Cons

    * Aggressive Schedules to meet customer demands

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good exposure to latest features

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Get chance to work across various teams

    Cons

    Provide less importance to contractors

  7.  

    uncertain future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    unbeatable know how on Modem chip

    Cons

    weaker chinese business model is expected

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Good Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great housing provided. Competitive compensation. Various intern events and guest lectures organized to enhance the overall experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone willing to get an exposure to some of the recent cool technologies.

    Cons

    Did not learn a lot as such on the technical side. Was given a step-by-step task which had to be implemented. The project was completely thought about by the upper management of the team and the specifications provided were sometimes vague, which made the implementation process very iterative and mostly boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at QCL is Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Small, exciting start-up feel but with the security and stability of mother Qualcomm in the background. Very hands-on, extensive experience and super small people collaborating together. Great management and leadership team!

    Cons

    Because it is still in start up mode, there is some confusion around strategy and processes could be more fomalized and communicated better but that will come with time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on simpifying and standardizing processes and procedures as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Very good experience with awsome work culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    salary knowledge patenting and work life balance

    Cons

    none as far as i knpw

    Recommends
  11.  

    One of the best companies in San Diego.

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    Current Employee - Department Support Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Department Support Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits! Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Room for advancement is very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee performances far above their level then management should award and recognize them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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