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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
1,775 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.  

    Stable, but stagnant work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership, good compensation/benefits, good outlook and future, but some processes that should be deprecated/updated are still used, and the actual work isn't as challenging as it was when I had just started.

    Cons

    Stagnating work, finding I'm working on maintenance and routine development rather than solving problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into re-evaluating processes that result in lost productivity and don't add to the development workflow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Top employer for a new grad, great benefits, great culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Top benefits, greate stock option, not a lot of company offer RSU to new grads llike Qualcomm.
    Pay is okay but lower than bay area average.
    Work life balance okay for my team: 9am-6pm, no extra time in evening for most of time.

    Cons

    Too many people working on same stuff and this might be because of a huge organization.
    Some team is hard to deal with, needs to go to mid management for approval if you want some data.
    Food in onsite cafe sucks and is expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-organize engineering teams; Improve food quality or reduce the price

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Staffing Specialist

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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

    Work with very competent professionals.
    Well organized teams and very forward thinking.
    Pay is good.

    Cons

    Not much job growth potential.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking care of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    work and life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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