Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,261 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Nov 10, 2013

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world"
    in 84 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, Great People, Great Challenges - Innovation"
    in 108 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hard to strike a good work/life balance if you want to keep advancing"
    in 74 reviews
  • "I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases"
    in 64 reviews
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Wonderful

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

ProsLearning experience is wonderful at QC.

ConsWork can get a bit hectic

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Aggressive company, good compensation

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

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

ProsAggressively pushes forward on mobile across all areas, on cutting edge of mobile technology expansion. Lots of opportunity for top engineers to contribute and grow into technical leadership roles. Relative to other companies I have worked at, pretty non-political organization. Strong and fair compensation (based on company performance) across all tiers of engineering. Engineering centric org. Generally engineers are hard working, smart, and decent people.

ConsPace of product development and delivery can be rough on engineering. Being remote to San Diego is still a bit of an issue, although vastly less than 5 years ago. Not that good of a place for mediocre/run-of-the-mill engineers. Could use some improving on campus perks relative to other Bay Area options.

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand on campus perks / building layouts / etc to better match the other companies in Bay Area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good entry level job in Qualcomm

RF Test Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

ProsGood salary, working environment, training platform

ConsToo concentrate on your special field, few chance to get close to other work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Innovative, balanced work life

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsStable, good job security, scope for innovation and career growth

ConsThere are way too many very senior titles (VPs, Snr Directors, Directors). Some projects can be slow paced and plagued by excessive number of stagnant senior people. They tend to weigh down the profitability and momentum of potentially great projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

Prosfun projects and lab manager is very helpful in techniques. Learned a lot and helpful for future career development. The HR is nice and organized a lot activities

Consthe work load for an intern is quite a lot. they called to require preparing result summary power points at late night for a few times

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Qualcomm is a great company to work for

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

ProsSigning bonus, stock grants, good work culture.
People celebrate each anniversary with Qualcomm by bring in several dozen donuts or other goodies.
Company supplies free soft drinks and bottled water.
The also put out various types of snacks crackers, popcorn,pretzels, various fruits and veggies.
Company has seminars and classes often on a variety of subjects. Many of these are offered by webcast and recordings.

ConsSome of the seminars and classes are offered only in the San Diego facility.

Advice to Senior ManagementWherever possible, please make the seminars available via webcast.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Quite good

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsAlways on toes, with latest in market. Innovation is instilled in teams

Consyou have to make concious effort for work life balance.

Advice to Senior Managementnone!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing experience, helpful colleagues..Really good work atmosphere, Best place to work !

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

Prosyou get to learn a lot of things from a team of professionals

ConsI was an intern here.. So can't comment on this..Sorry !

Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a great job !

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Good

Senior WLAN Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsIts the best work place and there is never any disparity between consultants or full timers. It is employee friendly and lots of freedom at work. Its the safest company so far to work for.

ConsMy personal experience has been good. So i dont see much downside to it. But may be the salaries could be little more better.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it employee friendly forever :)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Qualcomm is one of the greatest companies

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Qualcomm

ProsGreat benefits, great work environment, great management

ConsNot a single complaint, nothing negative to say.

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