Qualcomm Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Upper management genuinely wants employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance (though some project leads may not) (in 131 reviews)

  • Get to work on cutting edge technology (in 114 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad inter office politics; poor work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Pay is not great for the long hours they expect of you (in 90 reviews)

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  1. Great company in San Diego area.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great company in San Diego area with diversified culture.

    Cons

    Outlook is not very clear


  2. Helpful (3)

    Working at Qualcomm

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Big communications company with very good benefits

    Cons

    Company is not growing anymore and opportunities are difficult to come by,


  3. staff

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    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
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    too few company in san diego

    Cons

    Good place to work here


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  5. Helpful (1)

    good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in cellular/table chipset development, good benefits. Has solid established processes for product life cycle

    Cons

    Some politics, reductions annual number of stock that employees get every year,


  6. Staff Technical Writer

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Technical Writer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits package is very competitive and comprehensive, providing you and your family with extensive protection and security, along with quality, life-enhancing programs. They offer medical, dental, prescription drug as well as life and other benefit programs.

    Cons

    My ex-management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees. I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you'. The commuting is not very good, very congested in Sorrento Valley.

    Advice to Management

    Train the first time managers well. The training courses offered are great, but there is little following up to make sure the fresh managers are comfortable applying the new learned skills.


  7. QC

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    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Awesome work culture and located in San Diego!! Working on cutting edge technology in mobile systems.

    Cons

    No other company in San Diego, so no chance of moving around and have see at opportunities. Far away from Silicon Valley.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Hardware Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and people
    You can always improve your techincal skillset internal courses

    Cons

    Time to time it you might very busy with projects


  9. Power Plant Operator 2

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Power Plant Operator II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Power Plant Operator II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work load and Family time balance

    Cons

    Shift hours are on an almost individual basis and takes time to get use to.


  10. Qualcomm

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Layout Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Layout Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm

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

    Pros

    Good hours. Skilled design team.

    Cons

    No overtime for consultants. No other complaints.


  11. Really good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Circuit Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Circuit Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - provides accommodation, like cozy apartment, nice salary

    Cons

    - recently no too many position



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