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"Great start to a tech career"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Execution oriented work culture, fast paced, cutting edge technology

Cons

Average compensation, work-life balance not always great

Advice to Management

Great vision and execution. Keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. Helpful (4)

    "99% politics, 1% actual engineering"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    - medical benefits.
    - many onsite technology lectures.

    Cons

    - lower than average compensation in terms of salary and stocks.
    - too much emphasis on political gains by directors/managers rather than emphasizing on actual engineering work.
    - nobody is willing to make critical decisions when it comes to risk management and setting priorities.
    - no specific promotion guideline, it's mostly dependent on personal relationships with upper management rather than actual contributions.
    - competent engineers keep leaving after getting fed up with too much politics.

    Advice to Management

    Need to realize they have to hire and keep top talents to become successful in this new climate with less royalty revenue. They can't keep alienating top talents with their politics.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The largest law firm in San Diego."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair compensation. Great stock plan.

    Cons

    The business acumen of Qualcomm has not been the same since Rich Sulpizio and Harvey White left. Paul Jacobs is very intelligent but has no business experience outside of Qualcomm. He is a brilliant Products guy (think Steve Jobs) but needs better business operations people below him who can provide leadership and direction to the masses. HR just phones it in. Too many "resting and vesting" at all levels. Senior levels are more concerned with keeping their elite status than building a business and leading the people.

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