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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,840 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Demanding and fulfilling work environment for those who enjoy pushing their own career opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    The culture tends to reward those who figure out how to use their strengths, experience and ideas in collaboration with others.

    Cons

    The culture tends to ignore those who like to show up to just do the work. Structure is there, but not always clear. Sometimes the work can seem all-consuming and individuals have to figure out how to negotiate how to do it better or differently. Very San Diego centric, so working in other locations can involve travel and extra effort to network and stay in touch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Always learn and improve when work at Qualcomm

    Cons

    Internal software team are not using the cutting edge technology, stablility is more important than fancy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    software engg

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Company values, perks, life balance

    Cons

    personal growth, promotions, i guess

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Still a good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Good employee focus. Work environment, benefits still ahead of the crowd. Great place to start one role and be given the opportunity to move into others.

    Cons

    Having said all of the above, it has changed significantly from the beginning. That is to be expected, but becoming a publicly traded company in '91 started a move away from the culture that existed in the earlier days. Many believe management has lost focus on what made this company great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your roots, the fundamental environment that was created early on, and the people that created it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work

    • 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

    Pros

    people are smart and nice.
    Projects are very interesting.
    Salary is good.
    There are many interesting activities.
    A good place to stay.

    Cons

    It is located in a small town in NJ. Unlike California, there are not many technology companies nearby.
    Need a car to commute to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great 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

    Pros

    Great people. Benefit is excellent. Work balance is good.

    Cons

    No real cons. Great place to work.

  8.  

    Most good people, fun challenges, political

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

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge work with newest technology.

    Cons

    Long hours, can get burdened with political infighting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Field Engineer

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. The managers and directors were very approachable and knowledgable ready to get their hands dirty. Great work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes it was necessary to work long hours and weekends to meet the deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Qualcommer for 10 years, I like Qualcomm !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Location, Salary, Growth Opportunity, Job Security

    Cons

    WorkLife balance, Procedures are not well established. big start up company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Enriching experience working in different aspects of Wireless technology.

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

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

    Pros

    Positive, go-getter work environment.
    Technically savvy workforce that feeds off one another.

    Cons

    Long hours search for solutions to various Wireless connectivity problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive work environment really helped development of high quality products and suggest keeping it up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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