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"Intern San Diego"

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Former Employee - Summer Intern
Former Employee - Summer Intern
Approves of CEO

Pros

Reasonably smart peple, good work life balance. Good salary. Good work environment. Free drinks.

Cons

Too much hierarchy, but that would be true for most companies

Advice to Management

More creativeness needed

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. "I work at their display division. Great place to work but there are some specific details that may turn you down!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Qualcomm is a great place to work. Benefits are great and you learn a lot. Every 6 months review and bonus, stock option, salary raises are good also. There are some extra-ordinary smart minds working at Qualcomm coming out with extra ordinary cutting edge technologies that is used by almost everyone who uses a mobile phone.

    Cons

    Life can get very stressful due to company corporate politics, Bias and unfair practices. But that is there in any company you work. I found many managers/employees who are very arrogant and sneaky that makes the atmosphere very hostile sometimes. I have seen several times that my internet activities (checking personal emails, listening to music etc at work) were monitored remotely by my manager and I was informed not to do it. Most of the employees are on H1B Visa and there is a lot of manipulation by the management due to this constraint. Lot of duplication of work is common practice.

    Advice to Management

    Qualcomm is a great place to work. Anyone would love to continue working at Qualcomm. They need to become little leaner and hire less people with similar skills so that there is no duplication of work.


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    "Better be an Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Qualcomm has a number of people who are exceptionally skilled and a pleasure to work with. The benefits package has been exceptional, although it has recently eroded slightly.

    If you are an engineer, the pay is good and the work is frequently interesting. You also will have excellent opportunities for advancement and career growth.

    Rewards for technical innovation are high, and typically commensurate with the impact on the organization.

    Cons

    If you are not an engineer, the pay is mediocre to poor and the work is rarely interesting. There are almost no opportunities for advancement, as almost all managerial positions are held by former engineers.

    Having all of the managers as engineers has led to a manage-by-the-numbers mentality across the board. An excessive amount of time is spent making the reports "look right." This also means that HR sends an endless stream of messages about "work-life" balance, while the managers ask how many hours will be worked this weekend. This, and the fear-based messages about the bad economy are annoying, but pretty typical in most large technical organizations.

    Many of the fringe benefits of working for Qualcomm are lost if you are not located in San Diego. Facilities in other locations are nowhere close to being as nice. For an example, in San Diego, almost everyone has an office. In another location, many non-engineers are sharing cubicles, and only upper middle management and above have offices.

    Advice to Management

    Stop assuming that good engineers make good managers, especially without an training or support. This tactic has simply diluted the quality of the engineers and managers.

    Additionally, the fear tactics of the "bad economy." Aren't going to work for very long, and never work with the most talented. This simply de-motivates employees and encourages the best to leave.

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