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Qualcomm California Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 354 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 74 reviews)

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  1. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing location, awesome recruiting team, super competitive intern package, engaging and helpful engineering teams

    Cons

    Some managers aren't the best at handling interns but their teams are usually ok


  2. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Intern - Hardware Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Hardware Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Will learn a lot, nice people

    Cons

    Was a bit hectic sometimes

  3. "Hardware Verification Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized
    Housing provided
    Great location

    Cons

    assigned projects, not involved in real work


  4. "Qualcomm has been a great place to work, great company"

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    Former Employee - Director Software Applications Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director Software Applications Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture, people, management, pay, benefits, technology

    Cons

    Irwin Jacobs are no longer that involved in the company - he is a masterful visionary


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, too many execs"

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    Former Employee - Staff Sof in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Sof in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Good Pay
    Stock option
    Smart people
    Good insurance

    Cons

    Execs making decisions from the top


  6. "Shipping and receiving specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great bennifits. Good place to work

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say about working for Qualcomm.


  7. "Best place to intern at"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing City
    Friendly Workspace and people
    Very helpful and understanding senior people

    Cons

    Interns get low end laptops

    Advice to Management

    -None

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr staff engineer/manager"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The best employer in San Diego because of benefits.

    Cons

    Work life balance was out of whack.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know and care about employees


  9. "Positive"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot

    Cons

    The work load is heavy during some times

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, great benefits and salary.
    Enjoyed many different nationalities.

    Cons

    Lots of work, if that is a problem.
    I enjoyed it, however.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate


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