Qualcomm
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www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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95% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(44 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsNice benefits, bonuses. The work processes is very clear and makes sense.
    High quality engineers with good brains

    ConsAs any big business, they move slow and don't waive bureaucracy enough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Job ever

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosflexible hours accomodate a disabled child at home

    ConsSometimes management feels it more important to be in control than to be right.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There is room for improvement

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsStable job, competitive compensation, good healthcare benefits, good 401k plan

    ConsAs a company, not creating enough growth opportunities for the future. Most employees work very long hours, there aren't enough facilities (late evening cafeteria, recreational facilities) at work place to ease the pressure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for as an intern

    Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Pros- Good hourly pay
    - Complete coverage for housing and relocation expenses
    - Plenty of intern events and involvement

    Cons- Work experience is highly dependent on manager and team. It's possible to get stuck doing boring work all summer since it's not normally possible to transfer to a different team as an intern.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave set goals, deliverables, and dates for interns and temps before they come onboand.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun. Surrounded by intellectual people.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsPay. As well as the benefits.

    ConsLocation, and social scene. It was okay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoing just fine.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Best Place to Work in SD by Far

    Contracts (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsWork/life balance, 100% paid benefits, on-site gyms, pay raises every 6 months, great people, encourage growth, and awesome end of year parties.

    ConsNothing. Except if you work for QCT expect to work in high pressure / long hour environments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep that stock price going up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Internship program

    Design Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFurnished housing, fun events for interns

    ConsHard to understand the big picture. Product groups are specialized in specific tasks

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider rotating employees among related areas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture but expect to work on weekends, regularly.

    Software/Systems Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsLots of perks, great culture, interesting projects.

    ConsLong workings hours plus work on weekends. Regularly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to sort out the temp employee issue. Temporary employees have to take a 2 month break after a certain period of time, and the full-times are overburdened with work during those 2 months. Either hire the temps or do give them a break in service.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good campany

    Interim Engineering (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsHave an internship at Qualcomm in the summer 2013. They provide good salary and good relocation package, and the overall work is also good. The people at Qualcomm are generally very nice and helpful, and they are developing cutting edge techniques.

    ConsThe food at the food court inside of the company is pretty bad. They should choose another provider. Response of the IT support is slow. The parking lot at Qualcomm is kind of small, and if you go to the office late in the morning, it is hard to find spaces to park.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable, good salary

    Staff Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsStable, good salary, individual office, good stock.

    ConsMany people, tasks arevery segmented, it could be boring sometimes, lots of politics

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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