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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

Pros

rewarding company with lot of opportunities, good individual work . good medical benefits, ok salary, matrix management, technical co workers. Good working environment

Cons

sometimes will not become visible

Advice to Management

good work

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not too fast paced, but not much sense of accomplishment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Note that these are team specific (Android), experience may vary across teams/depts
    - very flexible hours
    - relatively few meetings to waste development time
    - you get to see commercial devices before they actually release
    - great pay for the kind of work you do, its a bargain actually.
    - awesome benefits, has a nurse-practitioner on site for any illnesses, injuries

    Cons

    - low sense of accomplishment
    - software is mostly involved in testing/bug fixing, if lucky you may get to work on big projects but you have to chase down managers for more important work
    - repetitive work, one chip after another is mostly the same stuff on different hardware
    - poor coding practices in certain teams, bad function names and mispellings get propagated because nobody ever steps up to fix them.
    - 3 years average promotion time for engineers, which seem to be longer than alot of other companies, this adds to the lack of accomplishment
    - line management, your line manager has no clue what you did in the past quarter nor do they care. They evaluate you based on an online form filled out by your colleagues and given the impersonal nature of the evaluation (no personal interaction), people get bored of bubbling things in and writing canned answers they just dont try to write anything amazing about you.
    - they give you lots of bonuses and stock options to keep you here, but rarely actually bump your salary

    Advice to Management

    - enforce some ground rules with line managers, require them to sync up with employees to get a better picture of their performance instead of giving the same average/above average rating year after year. Some salary bonus instead of dumping the money in building new buildings may help the morale?


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    "Wonderful!"

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    Former Intern - Research Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Research Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working environment is nice.
    I could do whatever I proposed as my summer intern project.
    In addition, in such a top company, you would have the chance to learn a lot and take a look of many new technologies.
    They also coordinate a lot of fun stuffs and activities for interns.
    San Diego is a wonderful city!
    One other thing is that Qualcomm provides housing for all interns.
    The provided housing is amazing......

    Cons

    Only free drink...but not free food like that in google or facebook.

    Advice to Management

    none

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