Qualcomm Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
1,640 Reviews
3.9
1,640 Reviews
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 93 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 74 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Mixed experience, atmosphere degrading, management focused on growth

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

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

    Pros

    Upper management keeps employees informed on business direction and expectations. On site activities; gym, educational, fun and team building activities

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to shine and contribute outside an extremely small focus. Departments and people within departments are extremely silioed and disjointed leading to duplication of efforts or loss opportunities. People tend to focus on their narrow perceptive versus optimizing as a whole. Too much reliance on outside consultants. People too concerned and focused with trying to keep job. This is very negative for a company with growing revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into why employee turnover exceeds 60% within department

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to work at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Fast growing company and good benefits

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Heavy load of work

  3.  

    Great Benefits, Too much top heavy

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cannot find another company with a better health benefits.

    Cons

    Top heavy, difficult to get some new projects started.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    fast-pacing company

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    lots of opportunities, room for growth, recognize hard-work.

    Cons

    no work life balance, long hours.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good incentives, not so good work culture

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice incentives, pay and benefits

    Cons

    Bad work culture, lot of bureaucracy.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, Benefits, perks

    Cons

    Lacks innovation, too much processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage innovation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Qualcomm really cares their people. Benefits are good and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Filled with unprofessional and cutthroat people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    marketing assistant

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    okay people okay people okay

    Cons

    a a lots of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more networking a a a

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    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Employees and management are considerate and caring
    Compensation and benefits are above-average

    Cons

    Growth opportunities can be limited, though salary increases are consistent with the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to transfer laterally to gain a better overall experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Customers and result driven

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

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

    Pros

    Very strong in SOC hw design. Good work and life balance. Excellent benefits for dependents. Work is very deadline and customer driven

    Cons

    For new hires, sometimes it's difficult to get enough help to ramp up because everyone is so busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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