Qualcomm Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 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 90 reviews)

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  1. Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Open culture, team working, technology-driven

    Cons

    Overstaffed, conservative, loss of motivation

    Recommends
  2. My Review

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very nice culture.

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding. Parking is difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Nice laid back atmosphere but still productive

    Cons

    Sometimes the range of different hours people come into work makes it difficult

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  5. Sr. Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Leader in semiconductor industry, excellent benefits and opportunity to work on good projects. Good opportunities for training. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of proper code reviews, limited knowledge sharing across teams. Sometimes projects get cancelled due to marketing reasons. Limited visibility outside the team.

  6. Great benefits in return for 50+ hr work weeks.

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing. Great healthcare paid in full by Qualcomm. They have a free health clinic and great cafeterias.

    Cons

    They are not doing well as competitors are taking the lead in the industry. They are experiencing major layoffs, which include employees who have been with the company 15+ years.
    Management is also a bit of a joke. Too many top-level leaders without enough worker bees. This results in major ego battles. At times the antics felt more like a high school feud than productive management expected from a leading technology company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure any new manager takes an HR approved employee management class. I experienced illegal activity for California employment law just because a recently promoted manager did not know the laws. This included health privacy violations, hourly pay violations, and harassment. It was corrected when it was reported to HR, but it never should have happened in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Best Company To Work For

    World leader in chip set design

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    Current Employee - PCB Design Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - PCB Design Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Very good company

    Work hard and be the best

    Cons

    None

    They treat you well, and make you feel wanted and part of the world organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Part of a big company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    The worse politics I have ever witnessed.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Smart people. Excellent pay. Been there 8 years and have had the pleasure of working on some interesting projects where I have learned a ton.

    Cons

    Wow, be sure to bring a breath mint or suppository because either way, you are gonna take one in one of your orrifices. The amount of useless Directors and above who simply want to ride the wave into retirement is absurd. The only way anything gets done is by passionate advocates, who in the end are somehow deemed troublemakers and thrown out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hide behind your titles, it's cowardly. Give someone who deserves it more a shot.

  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Odd place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Free Snacks and Cokes

    Cons

    Work not challenging. Most people have only worked at Qualcomm and play political games

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the matrix organization. Waste of time and resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. It was an average experience working here with decent salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    - perks
    - working on leading edge products

    Cons

    - Non ethical
    - Heavy work load
    -No respect for peers
    - lot of blame game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Improve the quality of work
    - Improve work life balance for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Lots of favoritism

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    flexible hours
    sponsoring visa for foreigners

    Cons

    unbelievable favoritism
    Too much stress
    unorganized system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dear manager,
    You want to evaluate the employees based on what they do and how they work, rather than who is from where!

    Doesn't Recommend

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