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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
1,843 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    A good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    people are smart and nice.
    Projects are very interesting.
    Salary is good.
    There are many interesting activities.
    A good place to stay.

    Cons

    It is located in a small town in NJ. Unlike California, there are not many technology companies nearby.
    Need a car to commute to the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Still a good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employee focus. Work environment, benefits still ahead of the crowd. Great place to start one role and be given the opportunity to move into others.

    Cons

    Having said all of the above, it has changed significantly from the beginning. That is to be expected, but becoming a publicly traded company in '91 started a move away from the culture that existed in the earlier days. Many believe management has lost focus on what made this company great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your roots, the fundamental environment that was created early on, and the people that created it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Most good people, fun challenges, political

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge work with newest technology.

    Cons

    Long hours, can get burdened with political infighting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Field Engineer

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    Former Employee - Field Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. The managers and directors were very approachable and knowledgable ready to get their hands dirty. Great work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes it was necessary to work long hours and weekends to meet the deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Qualcommer for 10 years, I like Qualcomm !

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

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

    Pros

    Location, Salary, Growth Opportunity, Job Security

    Cons

    WorkLife balance, Procedures are not well established. big start up company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Enriching experience working in different aspects of Wireless technology.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Software Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive, go-getter work environment.
    Technically savvy workforce that feeds off one another.

    Cons

    Long hours search for solutions to various Wireless connectivity problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive work environment really helped development of high quality products and suggest keeping it up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It has been a bumpy road, work/life balance is not a priority

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ITSEC in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - ITSEC in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, culture and diversity

    Cons

    Advancement is subjective and the organization if flat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just say Thank You!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefit and fast pace

    Cons

    Long work hours when it is busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Interim engineering intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Great working environment
    2) Very smart coworkers
    3) Great locations (e.g., Silicon Valley and San Diego)
    4) Pretty decent salary
    5) They have an excellent intern program

    Cons

    1) In many groups, group meetings are not open to interns
    2) Long hours, specially for project deadlines
    3) Not as many perks as you would get in companies such as Google

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns learn more about other projects within the company

  11.  

    Fast paced company that pushes you to learn and discover new, great, things. Very positive experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting work, team members are great and you develop good relationships with them.

    Cons

    Sometimes workload was very high and unevenly distributed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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