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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
1,733 Reviews
3.9
1,733 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 123 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 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 85 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Place to work, Great Benefits

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

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is one the best companies to work for. The salary is above national average and Qualcomm is one of the high paying companies. The benefits are really awesome, you get full health care coverage with very little copay.

    If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft. Hence Qualcomm may have issues in retaining talent.

    Bonuses and stocks are given to employees but again they could be much higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Qualcomm wants to.retain their top talent they should really start paying their top performing engineer higher salary so they are not tempted by offers from other companies and also give much higher bonuses and stock grants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good work life balance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    flexible working hours and great benefits.

    Cons

    work on weekends, very competitive.

  3.  

    Test tech

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more temps as direct hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Yield Engineer Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm takes care of their interns with free lunches and catered dinners.

    Cons

    None! It was a great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and take care of your interns!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Innovating always so many opportunities to make a difference

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth and movement in the company so a bit challenging to excel

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong execution, many smart guys.

    • 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

    Many smart guys and strong in execution.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, relatively weak compensation package compared with competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart people, and provide better perks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Its a great place to work and managed by excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Like all big organizations it has its own share of challenges. Nothing too bad.

  9.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    People ,work environment,401k,health insurance,good palce to work at.
    Work life balance.

    Cons

    Middle management.
    Marketing.
    Long working hours for some divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent benefits, great culture

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

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams.
    Excellent pay and benefits, they prefer hiring the interns back for full-time instead of recruiting outside of the company. So if you're an intern you are almost guaranteed a return full-time offer from them. Their returning full-time offers are usually way above the market average, too.
    Great culture. Everyone here is smart and know what they are doing, they are friendly and are usually willing to help.

    Cons

    Not so much professional growth if you're not an EE.
    HR department is not helpful and people there are arrogant. They are not very willing to negotiate and might even consider you as being ungrateful when you try to discuss your offer with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The individual teams need to be more prepared before the interns come onboard so that the interns can get to work on more practical and challenging tasks.

  11.  

    Has its highs and lows

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

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

    Pros

    The remote offices have good work/life balance. Management pushes for individual developer growth. Good compensation, regular performance bonuses.

    Cons

    If you're working on one of the core products, your life becomes part of the device cycle. There's always a huge push before shipment to fix all the bugs, and not enough people to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force managers to spend more time on the careers of the people they're managing. Too many managers do the bare minimum, and some clearly don't even know what it takes to be successful.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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