Qualcomm Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
1,650 Reviews
3.9
1,650 Reviews
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 118 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 103 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 81 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad experience

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    • 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
  2.  

    Good Company

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    • 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
  3.  

    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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but...

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers care about the work they do and are willing to work together. Good opportunities to a certain level, health benifits and stock RSUs are good.

    Cons

    In the middle of a major culture shift.... new CFO is more about the $$ less about the people or culture that made Qualcomm great. Upper management momentum limited by all the QUALCOMM lifers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should never be shareholders over employees......

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good experience

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    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    learn a lot, good environment

    Cons

    easy task, not quite exciting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome place to work

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Sunny San diego
    Sense of freedom and support to do what you like to do
    transparent practices
    full medical insurance

    Cons

    Compensation revision to outside market is kinda slow,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Qualcomm subsidiary, MediaFLO USA intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Gained useful marketing research experience and an understanding of broadcast media. This was before the rise of iPhone dominated mobile video viewing.

    Cons

    Busy work as it was an entry-level position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company, very picky

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer I  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer I in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good perks, lots of activities to do when not working or in downtime, and there are lots of resources to learn from.

    Cons

    Most of the jobs are programming based, and most of the employees are on H1B Worker visas because there are not enough skilled American workers, and as a contractor you won't get overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractors with as much respect as full time employees get, and hire more Americans who are skilled and qualified and needing work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work but could improve

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible daily schedules, Great health benefits, bonus and stock twice a year, Lots of perks

    Cons

    Deadline driven burns workers out, Could be more progressive in work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Customers and result driven

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    • 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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