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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
1,775 Reviews
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1,775 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working at QCL is Awesome!

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small, exciting start-up feel but with the security and stability of mother Qualcomm in the background. Very hands-on, extensive experience and super small people collaborating together. Great management and leadership team!

    Cons

    Because it is still in start up mode, there is some confusion around strategy and processes could be more fomalized and communicated better but that will come with time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on simpifying and standardizing processes and procedures as much as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very good experience with awsome work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    salary knowledge patenting and work life balance

    Cons

    none as far as i knpw

    Recommends
  3.  

    One of the best companies in San Diego.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Room for advancement is very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee performances far above their level then management should award and recognize them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Senior SW Engineer working in WIFI

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

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

    Pros

    Good professional work environment
    challenging work
    extra amenities and facilities

    Cons

    Sometimes there is work pressure
    Slow growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to diversify and explore new business opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Qualcomm is a great place to work. There are nice benefits and a solid community from which to learn from.

    Cons

    As it is a large company, it can sometimes be difficult to move all the right teams all in the same direction.

  7.  

    Working as a Kernel stability and security engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Nice challenging work environment
    2. organized management

    Cons

    Not one I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good job up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Company going back to its roots--cellular communications.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    benefits and locally competitive compensation package

    Cons

    cliques everywhere, you need to have a well developed network to get anything accomplished

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Incredible learning environment with great perks

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

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

    Pros

    Access to tech talks and their own personal library.
    Great IT staff and tools.
    Start up feel with big company perks.
    Lots of gyms and bonding activities.
    Full disclosure: They treat their interns really, really well. Full time employees do not get the same perks.

    Cons

    As with most companies as an engineer you will spend a lot of time working. With Qualcomm's fast pace to stay three steps ahead of the competition it is hard not to be completely engrossed in your work. If you work here you should be of the mindset that your fun time is working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Staff Product Manager

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good work-life balance but can be demanding at times.
    Fast decision making and great workforce

    Cons

    San Diego Centric and very engineering driven. Lack of innovation in adjacent marketplaces besides core cellular business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to fund/develop new business opportunities to grow into new markets with a different mindset than the traditional cell phone business

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    good place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good place to work, encourages innovation. Good work-life balance. Good benefits

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and very slow pay increase

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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