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"Overall it has been a rewarding experience for those who are willing to go the extra mile."

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Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
Recommends

Pros

Many opportunities to work on latest technology.
Working hours are somewhat flexible.
Generally, it is a collaborative culture.
Many graduate classes offered on campus.
Competitive compensation when considering stock compensation .
San Diego is a nice area.

Cons

Cost of living in San Diego (California) is high.
Too many meetings, and several after hours meetings
Several layers of management.

Advice to Management

Management should do whatever it takes to retain high performing, sharp employees.
Stick to what Qualcomm does best, drive the technology instead of just following the trend/customers. Take risks.

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good technology with bad management. Do not do the mistake of moving to San Diego for Qualcomm alone."

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    Former Employee - Staff Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wireless technology. EDA tools. Computing infrastructure. Facilities.

    Cons

    Very long hours on the toll of work-life balance, which are going unappreciated. Talents are leaving the company while managers are lowering the bar to filled up number of racks. Management seems to not have the proper background or training to be in the positions that they are in. HR is small and seen as powerless. Managers rely on fear and negative reinforcement. Internal opportunity system is a second name to a null. At our semiconductors domain San Diego is almost a city of one company. There are other semiconductors/hightech locations with more and better companies.

    Advice to Management

    Study management practices.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work but not as good as it used to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good support from management that allows engineers to follow up on items deemed important. Qualcomm also allows a flexible schedule as long as your work is completed on time.

    Cons

    A lot of the perks which used to be in place which made Qualcomm such a fun place to work have gone away.
    Many engineers at Qualcomm work well beyond the standard 40 hour work week and that is what is expected of engineers in order to get ahead.

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