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Pros
  • Upper management genuinely wants employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance (though some project leads may not) (in 131 reviews)

  • Get to work on cutting edge technology (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad inter office politics; poor work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Pay is not great for the long hours they expect of you (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Aggressive company, good compensation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Good entry level job in Qualcomm

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, working environment, training platform

    Cons

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


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

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    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 Management

    Doing a great job !


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  5. Qualcomm is a great company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Wherever possible, please make the seminars available via webcast.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Downward spiral

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is excellent and you really are working with the cream of the crop, best of the best, etc. The engineers and designers there are amazing.

    Cons

    The company is cutting the employees' benefits and perks a little every year. When I started a decade ago, everyone got an office, our pay was in the top %ile, insurance was top notch, there were device and education subsidies. Over time, each of these is vanishing; our salaries are median at best, our insurance is okay but not great, our device subsidies have vanished. And the list goes on. It's still an ok company to work for, but it is coasting on a previous reputation, and isn't nearly as great as it once was.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to keep trying to attract top tier talent, you need to think about getting back to the way you had it a few years ago. Give people a reason to choose you over Google and Amazon.


  7. Good

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep it employee friendly forever :)


  8. Wonderful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Learning experience is wonderful at QC.

    Cons

    Work can get a bit hectic


  9. Qualcomm is one of the greatest companies

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work environment, great management

    Cons

    Not a single complaint, nothing negative to say.


  10. Awesome place to work with great values

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers and management,

    Cons

    Work life gets hectic at times


  11. Device Engineer Intern

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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



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