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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
1,774 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 90 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong execution, many smart guys.

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Many smart guys and strong in execution.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, relatively weak compensation package compared with competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart people, and provide better perks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Its a great place to work and managed by excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Like all big organizations it has its own share of challenges. Nothing too bad.

  3.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    People ,work environment,401k,health insurance,good palce to work at.
    Work life balance.

    Cons

    Middle management.
    Marketing.
    Long working hours for some divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent benefits, great culture

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams.
    Excellent pay and benefits, they prefer hiring the interns back for full-time instead of recruiting outside of the company. So if you're an intern you are almost guaranteed a return full-time offer from them. Their returning full-time offers are usually way above the market average, too.
    Great culture. Everyone here is smart and know what they are doing, they are friendly and are usually willing to help.

    Cons

    Not so much professional growth if you're not an EE.
    HR department is not helpful and people there are arrogant. They are not very willing to negotiate and might even consider you as being ungrateful when you try to discuss your offer with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The individual teams need to be more prepared before the interns come onboard so that the interns can get to work on more practical and challenging tasks.

  6.  

    Has its highs and lows

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

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

    Pros

    The remote offices have good work/life balance. Management pushes for individual developer growth. Good compensation, regular performance bonuses.

    Cons

    If you're working on one of the core products, your life becomes part of the device cycle. There's always a huge push before shipment to fix all the bugs, and not enough people to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Force managers to spend more time on the careers of the people they're managing. Too many managers do the bare minimum, and some clearly don't even know what it takes to be successful.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, hectic schedule

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor

    Pros

    1. Great products to work on. To know the processor you are creating is in every smartphone is a thing to be proud about.
    2. The people are awesome. They will teach you something from scratch even if you don't know 2+2.
    3. The working meals plan.

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours, and tight deadlines. This is because of the time-to-market constraints on the whole company, given the competition and the deadlines of its top customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Challenge work that offers excellent opportunity to learn new technology

    Cons

    lack of document, not willing to share knowledge base.

  9.  

    Excellent work environment

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    good culture to work with this company

    Cons

    no such reviews for this part

  10.  

    1 in a Crowd of Bright People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of training programs, surrounded by bright people, mostly cutting edge stuff. Facilities are well structured with breakrooms, office space, etc.

    Cons

    Can get lost in the crowd. Unless you a mover in your field (e.g. robotics, games), you are like a pachinko ball (pinball) hoping to land in an exciting group. There is a move afoot to move towards all cubicles. No pension.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider adding more direct Pension programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work, people, location

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good People. Good work. Good housing. Great location. Great Work life balance. If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft.

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