Qualcomm Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Amazing place to work

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    The company culture is innovation, and the people here truly uphold that. I was always learning and being challenged. All my coworkers were friendly and willing to answer my questions. This is an engineer's dream of a company.

    Cons

    I've heard that your experience at Qualcomm varies from team to team. However, from the interns and full-times that I've talked to, those "bad" teams are quite rare here.

  2. Staff engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and good salary.
    Cutting edge work in telecommunications field.
    Good base for future career.

    Cons

    Life work balance is no longer met
    Not much Cohesion between teams

    Advice to Management

    Need more vision and invest properly in emerging technologies

  3. great

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

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

    Pros

    Work culture is flexible. Employee friendly, Perks are good.

    Cons

    Never ending work. More people tracking then working

    Advice to Management

    Work Life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Most of the features are Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    zero work life balance in few teams

  6. Helpful (1)

    Business Analyst for QMS

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    great food service
    fair evaluations for performance
    Excellent parking
    experienced management

    Cons

    lack of pay - underpaid
    lack of co-worker communication - closed offices
    poor ability to grow

    Advice to Management

    Learn to grow people who wish to accelerate based on passion instead of degree

  7. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, motivated, talented. Work experience and technical exposure is amazing.

    Cons

    Nothing, great perks, work env and location.

    Advice to Management

    It would be better to move away from contractors and focus on FT based workforce for Quality of product.

  8. Wonderful experience

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging opportunities
    Excellent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of stability and growth prospects when working on non core technologies

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks and not be driven purely by revenue model

  9. Software QA

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    - Hands on with latest products
    - Driving new technologies to commercialization
    - Flexible team, great people

    Cons

    - politics > software quality
    - no professional growth opportunities
    - all non Wi-Fi related trainings are rejected (limits technical development)

    Advice to Management

    Apple has proved that you can build a successful brand around quality products (including software). We should learn more from that

  10. Company Culture, Work-Life Balance

    • 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 full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, the best health care and other benefits, good pay, good co-workers and teams

    Cons

    Uninteresting projects, too much hierarchy inhibits growth, innovation and motivation

    Advice to Management

    Even though the managerial structure follows a hierarchy, it would be nice if it didn't have to show in the workplace so evidently and encouraged open and flat communication.

  11. Helpful (1)

    a good place to work

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Like a startup with good cash flow and big size. Encourage team work and creativity and a lot of training opportunities.

    Cons

    many meetings for a decision

    Advice to Management

    good

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