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"Overall, a very good company to work for"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good perks, very professional and highly talented people and above all........cutting-edge products. The experienced people here are willing to share knowledge and groom new talent which is a big plus for any fresh graduate. Since, Qualcomm is very choosy in theor recruiting process, they trust you with big responsibilities of the projects. If you happen to deliver, then the responsibilities will only increase exponentially. The 6 month review cycle is good because it helps you understand how well you are meeting expectations and not to mention the pay raises every 6 months.

Cons

very competitive, promotions are very hard to get. Its pretty tough to climb the ladder in short time unless you are prodigious.

Advice to Management

The promotion system needs to be improved.

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. "Where the sun shines."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity. Qualcomm is very culturally diverse allowing you to work with people from all of the world. There are many diverse job opportunities depending on your job.

    Qualcomm goes to great lengths to keep employees excited about working here. During the summer there are Summer on the Lawn events which include free lunch, give aways and employee bands put on concerts. Every Wednesday during the summer there is a farmer's market on the main campus where you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables etc... The recent company picnic was huge, multiple tents to serve food, multiple bands playing music, carnival games etc... The on-site exercise facilities are top notch as well. First class equipment, some free spin and aerobic classes, some pay spin and yoga classes. There are even trainers that come on-site to work with you. There are also shuttles that will take you from building to building within 5 minutes.

    You get to work with the cream of the crop people. Never have I worked with a more diverse, intelligent group of people than I have at Qualcomm. The ideas that are generated as a result is incredible. Qualcomm has gone the next step to reward innovation by developing an internal venture funding contest that allows people to submit business proposals and have them reviewed by their peers and ultimately, if they are good enough, turned into a fully funded project.

    There is very much a common thread here that anything is possible.

    Cons

    The R&D atmosphere of Qualcomm makes it difficult to implement standard process and procedures. You are a small fish in a big ocean. You need to be good at generating the attention you deserve.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of learning opportunities at the company, but there doesn't appear to be a standardized development program to assist people up the ladder.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good place to start, bad place to stay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    location and benefits. lack of competetive employers in the city

    Cons

    big bad corporate place with too many racial groups

    Advice to Management

    please leave and use your waste your time elsewhere

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