Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. This is the best company I've ever worked for.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    Management that cares Free starbucks, medical/dental office on site, 5 star lunchroom, volleyball courts Great pay Employer invests in you. Amazing environment-downtown -San Diego- They let you wear what you want to wear, there's a free gym, you can bring your bicycle in the building. The CEO's of the company are down to earth and treat you like you are one of them.

    Cons

    No cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! I love Qualcomm!


  2. ATE test engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, high tech

    Cons

    Too much pressure, too much competition from H1B visa workers

    Advice to Management

    Do not outsource jobs to offshores


  3. Helpful (3)

    Used to be top 100 and innovative. Now, we're all about the profits and shareholders and hedge funds control our destiny

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Insurance, casual environment, team is great. Get to work with great technology. Middle management is pretty good here all things considering.

    Cons

    Lack of stability, outside influence controls is now. Upper management is only concerned with the bottom line $$$.

    Advice to Management

    Try retrieving your balls from the drawer of Jana fund idiots and making the company great once more.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Engineer

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

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

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

    Pros

    1. leader in semiconductor and mobile 2. great location, love San Diego 3. most colleagues are very nice

    Cons

    1. good time has gone, the management team always made wrong decisions and roadmaps since 2014 2. dont like the current CEO, more care about shareholders than employees 3. layoff and bonus reduction 4. 20 Tesla charging stations outside my building for Engineers who can't afford Teslas 5. 2 reviews/yr, usually it's 3,3,3.5,3.5,4,4.. remember the total score is 7 6. qualcomm 30th birthday gift is a cupcake

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your employees better. Don't be merciless, especially when you want to layoff people with "THE RIGHT SIZE cost structure" while you are getting $1.1M salary.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Was a great company..could be again

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    company is still a global leader

    Cons

    tightening of belt reduces compensation and increases responsibility


  7. Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good management there

    Cons

    Culture could be better I feel, long hours


  8. ok

    Current Employee - NC - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - NC - North Carolina in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    good salary and bonuses, appreciation of work

    Cons

    less opportunity for growth in new areas


  9. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Dir. Business Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Boulder Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Boulder Creek, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits, and culture - very supportive of employees. The company is wealthy and shares its wealth with the employees.

    Cons

    Very political environment, with too much power concentrated in seniority and people who know the President.

    Advice to Management

    Qualcomm will need to toughen up. This market is getting more competitive. The sooner Qualcomm controls it's costs and focuses more tightly teh better off the company will be.


  10. great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    not so much down side


  11. Senior systems engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are still pretty good, for IT professionals it gives you a big, complex environment to work in.. It keeps thing interesting..

    Cons

    Politics, and right now they are cutting back, it might not be the same company after.. Long term prospects do not look good.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the work is hard, cuts have been made and people are trying their best. The biggest draw to Qualcomm was work hard play hard.. It now only seems to be work hard and that is it.



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