Qualcomm Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Disadvantages of working with Qualcomm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer, Senior in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer, Senior in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nothing positive that I can at least think off.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, no salary increments, no bonus (where the manager dosen't hesitate to say, its the higher management decision to not to give bonus and salary hikes) even with very good yearly rating.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Revised health plans

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Qualcomm in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Qualcomm in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Internal mobility is encouraged. A handful are given opportunities to explore different options within the company.

    Cons

    The only good reason to work for Qualcomm is also gone now. Employee's spouse is not going to be covered under the health care plan changes.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to go.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Systems Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free Soda !! Seriously, that's it.

    Cons

    Loooong hours. Forget about having a life. We are talking 12-14 hour days and weekends. They shamelessly ask and you have to agree. No job security. People are being fired all over.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    not a good place if you are not indian!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    they give you decent compensation

    Cons

    lots of politics unfair decisions favoritism too many indians

    Advice to Management

    it would be better if you don't bring this many Indians from the other side of the world. Just hire engineers here looking for empty positions.


  6. Not satisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Wireless Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Wireless Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible and understanding managers.

    Cons

    Contractors are treated badly Contractors should be converted after dedicating few years in the company

    Advice to Management

    Contractors should be treated good. Contractors should be converted after dedicating few years in the company.


  7. Test Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not much work most times so can get free time at work

    Cons

    boring job and get repetitive soon, too much micro management


  8. Helpful (2)

    career path

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The company provides some general trainings.

    Cons

    Due to the heavy workload, typically the employees do not have the time and chances to attend the trainings.

    Advice to Management

    Should provide the chances for the employers to grow.


  9. Helpful (2)

    going downhill

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance nice gym nice swimming pool

    Cons

    no career development not taking feedback seriously low pay


  10. Helpful (7)

    Nepotism, Stressful, Lower-than-market in a Beautiful city - not so classy!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location: nice city, awesome weather (although its the same year round), close proximity to nice places, great beaches Facilities: great gym and showers, up-to-date facilities, good cafe Traffic: not much, many places to go to quickly Housing: not as expensive as Bay Area, newer communities, younger folks specially near La Jolla area

    Cons

    Culture: very bad, too many Indian managers trying to compete for minute incremental raises Vertical: not much vertical movement unless the managers like you, too much politics, many times seems unfair HR: or a lack there of! i actually don't know what HR does beside handing out "Employee Assistance Program" brochures once the employees are exhausted. Salary: Much less than market and definitely lower than many colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Act like an American company


  11. Helpful (2)

    What I think of the CDMA division at Qualcomm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still searching for a reason why I worked there for such a long time.

    Cons

    Very political. Back stabbing. Individuals use you as leverage in order to promote themselves. Fabricated stories, dishonest claims.

    Advice to Management

    Run away from that place. other divisions refer to QCT as "The dark Side". Valid reasons.



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