Qualcomm
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Qualcomm Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.7 102 reviews

                             

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

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85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Pleasant to work.

    Build and Release Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros1. work culture is good
    2. Manager is always supportive
    3. Easy accessible to higher managements: even VP!

    Cons1. Huge work load
    2. Lack of Knowledge Sharing
    3. No team activities

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore successful results will come with a happy family.

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

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    senior software engineer

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsDecent pay, good benefits and good job security policy.

    ConsWork pressure can be very high sometimes. Frequent reorganizations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont shuffle teams too much.

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

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    Staff Engineer

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsWorking on cutting edge solutions for wireless communications. There is no shortage of interesting current/future projects. Upper management genuinely wants employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance (though some project leads may not).

    ConsThings aren't nearly as efficient as they could be (e.g. too many meetings). There is a wide range of managers - some are the best I have/ever will work with, others are blatant deadwood who take no responsibility for issues but claim all the credit for when things go well.

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

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    Pretty decent company! Lot of technology and lots to learn.

    Director (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment
    - Lot of learning opportunities, Great for junior/mid-level engineers
    - Very good health benefits, 401K, RSU etc.

    Cons- Sweat shop, lot of repetitive work
    - Too much Process overhead
    - Lot of management politics
    - Not very transparent

    Advice to Senior Management- Build-up a fun company culture
    - Improve salary packages
    - Value employees, they are not just a number!

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsOffer internal online courses for employees to keep up w/programs, regulations and/or learn new programs.

    ConsAcquisitions happen left and right which is great for the company but bad for current employees. New management often has no real experience and are put in management roles above those that should be managers. Unfortunately, this is how departments quickly go down hill and sometimes get eliminated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote those that fit the role not those that just talk about being great. If they can't even do what they ask their team to do then demote and put someone in place that can take the team to the next level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    Prosflexible work hours , cutting edge technology . Good stock options
    Qualcomm provides great development opportunities, people recognize hard work, salaries are good, One thing I like most is that team members are friendly and really helpful. They do not treat you as a competition while sharing knowledge.
     Really encourages personal development. There are lots of opportunities to participate in training sessions from interesting external folks

    "filled with PHDs.. innovation focused environment"

    ConsBe prepared to sacrifice all long weekends. sometimes demanding because of time constraints and deadlines

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

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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsGood Company.Decent Performance Highly competitive environment

    Consnon existent feedback system and aloof HR dept.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart taking feedback from the employyes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great technology company to work for

    Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood growth oriented company, good benefits, good learning opportunities, work life balance

    ConsPretty antiquated software design and project management, still operates as a hardware company instead of focusing on software, bad/non-systematic hiring process, inconsistent recognition and growth opportunities

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

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    satisfied

    Staff Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Proswork culture, benefits, work-life balance

    Consgrowth, future, growth, future, stock

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

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    Going South

    Senior Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsBig stable company, so less risk of layoffs

    Constoo much politics and cutthroat people
    below average salary
    no scope for growth - too many people entrenched at middle and higher levels

    Advice to Senior Managementcut the fat - there are too many senior staff level people who do nothing but manage schedules and processes !

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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