- 4.0Oct 21, 2013AccountantCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSan Diego, CA
Great benefits, ESPP, bi-annual merit increases and bonuses and onsite gym, health care facility, and cafeteria.
Long hours if you work for finance and accounting1
- 2.0Oct 17, 2023Staff Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Unlimited vacation, amazing health insurance
Qualcomm was an industry leader of innovation for a long time. Because of this, employees have been conditioned to believe they're the best. They're really quite mediocre yet they act like they are better than others. The management consists of engineers internally promoted into management. Stay there long enough and you become Director, Sr. Director, VP, President, etc. The majority of management has no leadership experience outside of Qualcomm and Qualcomm doesn't value training its management. The result is poor leadership that doesn't understand the importance of diversity of thought. The monetary compensation/benefits (salary, bonus, RSUs) is not as competitive as it used to be. The culture has continually degraded over the last decade. A decade ago there was much more innovation happening at all levels, everyone seemed happy around campus and enjoyed talking to each other, and the company provided much more for the employees. After the major 2015 layoffs people started staying in their offices. The fun seemed gone and has never returned. Many fun innovation initiatives were cut. Opportunities provided by Qualcomm for team building among colleagues practically went away.4