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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 93 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 74 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Wonderful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learning experience is wonderful at QC.

    Cons

    Work can get a bit hectic

  2.  

    Aggressive company, good compensation

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

    Pros

    Aggressively 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.

    Cons

    Pace 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good entry level job in Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    Good salary, working environment, training platform

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Device Engineer Intern

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

    Pros

    fun 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

    Cons

    the 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Innovative, balanced work life

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Qualcomm is a great company to work for

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

    Pros

    Signing 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wherever possible, please make the seminars available via webcast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Quite good

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    you have to make concious effort for work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job !

  10.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Its 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.

    Cons

    My 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep it employee friendly forever :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Qualcomm is one of the greatest companies

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work environment, great management

    Cons

    Not a single complaint, nothing negative to say.

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