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"Great place to work, good benefits"

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Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Business Process Analyst in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

-Great benefits, including full health/dental
-Tuition reimbursement (if related to your job)
-Bonus structure
-Stock plan
-401k matching
-Clear management goals, good structure to the company
-Well-defined roles
-Internal inovation process where you can submit new product ideas.

Cons

-The roles can be too narrow if you are a jack-of-all-trades
-Stock upside isn't what it used to be
-Hard to advance up the ladder quickly

Advice to Management

Help employees get more training by supporting more education opportunities in nearby colleges or even onsite. I saw many friends leave that were talented but couldn't find a role within the company because the roles tend to be narrowly focused. Also, don't rely on the massive revenue from royalties, seek to take more risks in bringing new products/ideas to market even if some don't succeed. Place even more emphasis on internal innovation and allow employees to devote a portion of their day-hours to this effort.

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. "satisfying and rewarding"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Qualcomm is working on some cutting-edge , fast-to-market wireless technologies, which allows all its employees, irrespective of the job title, to be part of contributing to the rapidly changing mobile industry.

    Cons

    I feel the downside of working at Qualcomm headquarters is the probably the long work hours and aggressive project delivery schedules

    Advice to Management

    from my perspective, the leadership at Qualcomm is doing a great job. Having been in the industry for a year, I do not have any advice to the management just yet :)


  2. Helpful (15)

    "Qualcomm is rife with politics and backstabbing."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Communications Coordinator in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are alot of smart, hardworking people at Qualcomm, and comraderie and support among coworkers. The pay and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The company is very heavy with mid-level managers, many who have been there for years and promoted well beyond their skill level. To compensate, the company hires more skilled employees in below them, making the mid-level managers, who these people ultimately report to, feel threatened. Since they are not about to leave--they could never retain their title level and pay elsewhere--there is no place for the newer, more skilled employees to move up. Managers have absolute control, can get away with horrendous verbal abuse, as can any employee who comes under "special protection" of a manager. Human Reousrces is horrible--they will back up an out of control manager and destroy anyone who complains in order to protect the company from lawsuits. There is constant reorganization to hide problem managers, but the individual problems never get addressed, and continue to recur. Anyone who speaks up about it is punished.

    Advice to Management

    You have alot of great, hardworking people at your company. Treat them with respect.

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