Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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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. Great company to work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Qualcomm (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    1) Good benefits and pay.
    2) Lots of new things to learn and get to work on state-of-the-art technology.

    Cons

    1) Challenging job with hard work hours.


  2. Best company ever

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Probably the most generous company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  3. Qualcomm's Career Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lot's of internal and external training opportunities. Good benefits and flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    Getting more focused on core business, less opportunities for other research and development area


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  5. Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Qualcomm works on Interesting project

    Cons

    cannot think of any specific cons


  6. Excellent place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits, work environment. Innovative technology all around. Management is very good. You are rewarded appropriately for your hard work.

    Cons

    Not many come to my mind. Being in a satellite office sometimes has its cons. Work wise there is no difference.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Great company in San Diego area.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great company in San Diego area with diversified culture.

    Cons

    Outlook is not very clear


  8. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Not very aggressive growth.


  9. Process Tech

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Tech in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Process Tech in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for. Good benefit, pleasant place to work for

    Cons

    Good plan, some time require to work on extend hours (plus week-end)

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Qualcomm

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    A wonderful place to work - friendly staff, perks, competitive pay, lots of career development offered, flexible with work location/working from home.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Working at Qualcomm

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Big communications company with very good benefits

    Cons

    Company is not growing anymore and opportunities are difficult to come by,



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