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"Solve cutting edge problems in the mobile industry."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

At Qualcomm, we get to work on some of the pressing problems in the wireless / mobile industry. Whether it's advancing LTE or building augmented reality software, you are at the forefront of the industry.

Cons

Many of initiatives are limited or structured around QCOM's key businesses: patent licensing and selling mobile chips. Software programs are unfortunately handicapped by this approach - building a highly differentiated experience with software that works only on Qualcomm chips while remaining interoperable with other chipmakers is a constant challenge.

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. "Overall excellent experience working at Qualcommm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work culture is very good. Competition is too far behind. Takes good care of employees. With fast company growth comes many career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.... May be high pressure environment...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Fantastic place to work, great benefits, great people - but be prepared for stress."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and career opportunities. Full time employees wind up with amazing stock packages which are used to "golden-handcuff" you to the company - which is both a positive and a negative - but DEFINITELY compensates you for high-performance. The company also makes great products, has quality IT staff and HR, and is phenomenal in its adoption of new technology.

    Cons

    Many of the teams get absolutely swamped with work due to poor management of expectations with regards to what's feasible within a given period of time. Not enough push-back against management sometimes results in very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on work-life balance across the board, and you'll get more done in the long-run than you will by piling on the work and using a stock-plan to keep people from quitting.

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