Qualcomm Reviews

Updated April 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. Staff Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    - Good benefit package
    - Job security and balanced life and work
    - San Diego City
    - Lot of opportunity to work in different field of technology within the company.

    Cons

    - Pace can be slow compare to start up companies
    - There are politics here and there
    - More people talking than doing, since there seem to be more managers than engineers most of the time on each project.

  2. Sr Staff Eng / Mgr

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting company to work for, fast paced, lots of new technology applications and challenges. Very flexable work hours.

    Cons

    The intensity of the work sometimes requires a lot of overtime work. It becomes overwhelming if you don't learn to say no to some of the schedules and renegotiate a project deliverable or schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to team members needs and concerns, get their input on projects before they get locked into a set schedule.

  3. staff hardware engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    working time and place flexible

    Cons

    responsibility. less opportunities in San Diego area.

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  5. senior engineer

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

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

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

    Pros

    great job stability. well known company. leader in the industry. coworkers are all hard working and extremely talented and dedicated. great location

    Cons

    working hours are long. expectations are high. pay is not the best. promotion is usually slow. some departments have much less work load than others.

  6. Senior Staff Programmer Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Programmer Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Programmer Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and benefits! Very interesting projects and challenges, and were always working on current or cutting edge technologies, both hardware and software.

    Cons

    Too many managers that manage upward instead of addressing impediments that team members may have.

    Advice to Management

    We need to be less top-heavy management wise, and start hiring talent that can execute.

  7. Staff engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    matrix system , campus is nice. Benefit

    Cons

    too many Indians. Mgmt too thick. Bad immigrants culture.

    Advice to Management

    cut the meetings. Work please

  8. Good place to learn technical stuff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Better work culture than other companies

    Cons

    Slow growth. Slow bonus. Difficult to get into business focus teams. Selection not always on merit

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain good candidates

  9. Senior IT Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! The work is interesting and fast paced. The company places a high value on employees.

    Cons

    Very competitive, low raises, bonuses, and promotions.

  10. A very good company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Gives awesome work/life balance
    Good compensation, benefits etc

    Cons

    Culture is not reflected in every team
    Be more active, encourage employees to learn and do some research

    Advice to Management

    Make more use of qualified employees and do not waste resources you have

  11. Learn a lot but in order to succeed you have to be popular

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RF Test Engineer
    Current Employee - RF Test Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Fast pace provides opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    If you are an introvert and only feel comfortable speaking to one or two people at a time, then you are doomed. Very competitive environment and it is easy to get lost in the crowd. Top heavy. Even though you helped manager save a lot of money and do quality work,if only few people know you,you remain unrecognized.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more love

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