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Qualcomm California Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 322 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent and very competitive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with a friendly environment, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    weak documentation for the products
    some times not quite fair in the perf reviews


  2. "Good stuff!"

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    Current Employee - Security Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company! Awesome location (HQ) and good people.

    Cons

    Typical large company that grew too fast through tons of acquisitions. Scatterbrained management.


  3. "Terrific place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Team is very helpful and very patient and understanding

    Cons

    No cons as such that I can list


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  5. "A company with potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    a lot of smart people

    Cons

    too many systems and classes

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the systems and classes


  6. "Q"

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

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

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of resources

    Cons

    not much authority as you are a drop in the sea


  7. "Too relaxed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Thursday begels, gym onsite, stable job, you can retire from this company, you learn politics.

    Cons

    Management unwilling to take risks, full of old timers. Very old setup for conference meetings, lots of walking between buildings for simple tasks that can be done by simple efficient teleconferencing.


  8. "not great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice City and good freedom in work

    Cons

    Nothing much to complain about


  9. "Current employee"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and still leading industry

    Cons

    Benefits get worse every year. So many underperforming middle managers degrade quality of projects outcome


  10. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    always cut cost, cannot attract people


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hardware Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment for new grad

    Cons

    need to work during weekend


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