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"Good place to work if you don't mind recycling other people's work"

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Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ
Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great benefits, flexible work environment. Immediate supervisor was terrific.

Cons

Middle management incompetent and flat out has no business being managers. One nearly caused me to burn out from overworking the team (EVERYTHING was an emergency because he wanted it done fast so he could look good).

Work consisted mostly of recycling code from other groups within Qualcomm - mostly in San Diego. No way to innovate! San Diego acts like their excrement smells sweeter than everybody else's and does not provide support or adequate documentation for their stuff.

No appreciation for past work by some senior engineering staff (not even a "thank you" when I left). I was never thanked by one manager even though he got a promotion thanks to my efforts and those of my colleagues.

Advice to Management

Fire two mid-level hardware engineering managers who happen to have the same first name. None of the engineering staff likes them - only upper managers. You know who I mean.

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technically strong company, but top heavy and limited opportunity for growth for new hires"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open culture, no micromanagement, good benefits

    Cons

    Does not pay well, changing jobs within Qualcomm difficult, you can get stuck in San Diego with no other alternatives

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of half of the top management who have done their time, made money with stocks and have no motivation to move forward


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Life is too short for this much stress."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Initial stock options, stock ownership plan, 401k matching, good health insurance.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment, extremely difficult to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Less criticism, more collaboration


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