Qualcomm Reviews

Updated May 3, 2015
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  1. Engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, great reputation. People outside Qualcomm knows the hectic work schedule (this mean, easy to get another job: pun)

    Cons

    Lots of politics, Over-working schedule, good managers don't have time and not-so-good managers take away the credit of work

    Advice to Management

    Do what you advocate, preach, or market. There should be synchronization between what you say and do. If company has "challenging" time, we get shocked to know you have decreased our bonus, existing employees count, hiring freeze, etc. YET you took out bonus x-times that of last year to $ aaa-bbb Million (for just 10 people)!!!

  2. Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Nice focused company with a vision

    Cons

    Work schedules are very hectic at times.

  3. Qualcomm

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    Former Employee - Senior Layout Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Layout Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    Good hours. Skilled design team.

    Cons

    No overtime for consultants. No other complaints.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Sr Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The PTO
    Insurance
    GYM access
    Pretty much a 9-5 job if you are liked by right people

    Cons

    -Too many politics
    -Unnecessary favoritism
    -EVery team needs a scape goat to lay their collective blame on.Its usually the least political one in the team
    -HR is always against the employees and is for the management.Instead of being on the right side
    -Same people who are brown nosed get the limited good projects

    Advice to Management

    Cut down the fat
    Having 20000 people means only having 1 k hard working people and the rest 19k are like lettuce in a salad.Take space but dont contribte to much

  6. Work Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Qualcomm definitely offers work life balance. They have an open door policy where everyone is accessible in case someone needs more information or help.

    Cons

    Poor investment outlook on some R&D projects.

  7. Great Company to Work For

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great company to work for, market leading technology, great employee benefits, compensation, vacation, sick pay, 401K plan, & work environment.

    Cons

    Small fish in an ocean

  8. engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good hardware design and implementation

    Cons

    - Bad software practice
    - No end 2 end product, so hard for customer to know how good the hardware is

  9. Helpful (3)

    Upper Mgmt has become cocky and lead to downfall of the company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work, talented people and good perks

    Cons

    Upper Mgmt is super bloated. Let some of the guys go and retain ppl who do the real work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting million of $$ in to your pockets under "Retention Bonus" while on the other hand you're cancelling projects and laying people of.

    This is shameful!

  10. Good company

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

    Lots of technical support. Give you time to learn what you need to learn. People are helpfull

    Cons

    Some politics as it is a large company. could not get a mac as a mobile developer which stunted learning iOS

  11. Really good company

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    Former Employee - Circuit Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Circuit Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - provides accommodation, like cozy apartment, nice salary

    Cons

    - recently no too many position

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