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Qualcomm Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.7 51 reviews

                             

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(6 ratings)

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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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    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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    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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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsProvide relocation and apartment
    Possible part-time opportunities

    Consproject management is not really organized

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

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    Cutting edge communications company

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsPerfect place to work for if you have communications technology background

    ConsSilicon valley compensation package can be more competitive

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

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    Was fun working at qualcomm

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsExciting work and and will get to work on new things in industry

    Conswork life balance an neutral salary.

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

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    Great engineers, good technology, too much management

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsCompany has a dominant position in the wireless industry. Allows work to have huge impact. Lots of smart engineers who are great to work with.

    ConsToo much interference from too many managers. Difficult to get much work done without stepping on some VIP's turf.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce management overhead

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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