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Qualcomm California Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a major con (in 315 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Product Engineer Interview at San Diego"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, smart people

    Cons

    Not that i can think of


  2. "Sr Staff Engineering Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Technology and People, resources are usually not a problem to get things done. Always new challenges with new products. The team work is usually a lot of fun.

    Cons

    With short product cycle there are a lot of schedule deadlines that are sometimes requiring lots of hours. There are always people to help you if you ask for help, if you don't ask it's your fault if you miss schedule dates.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and support them,it will usually be a win-win for everybody


  3. "Qualcomm"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work, aggressive, a lot to learn, very talented people

    Cons

    Compensation could be a little better


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  5. "Qualcomm in San Diego is very contractor-friendly"

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    Former Contractor - Contract Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Contract Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is an exciting, fast paced workload, with outstanding support ranging from handy parking areas to quick and responsive IT staff to deep technical resources. They treated contractors like real employees, including access to gym/workout facilities anywhere on campus.

    Cons

    The huge campus in San Diego requires an annotated map to help you get to meetings, events, labs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  6. "Sir. Test Tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Test Technician in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Qualcomm (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It give me a really Good Experience and I learned a lot of new tech. which is good for my career

    Cons

    Long hours , No fix time , but this is the only two thing other than these two thing it really good to in Qualcomm


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    "OK company, great location"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Good location

    Cons

    - Fat management
    - Engineers not really smart
    - Low salary
    - Difficult to grow
    - Not a diverse company

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself, we don't need so many managers


  8. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Amazing intern events that include surfing lessons, hackathons, Servapalooza, summer on the lawn(QSOL) events, technical talks, laser tagging, carnivals, soccer tournaments, volleyball tournaments, movie nights, and much more
    -the Campus Team is great and makes the internship really fun
    -You get to work on ground-breaking projects that will change the future of mobile technology
    -My team treated me as a valuable member of the team
    -Got to push code on a weekly basis and my features were being used by other members of my team
    -Get housed in a fully furnished, luxury apartment with maid service
    -Live in sunny San Diego where there are tons of things to do during the weekends with your fellow interns

    Cons

    - Like most tech companies, there is a lack of diversity. For example, the team that I was in did not have one female developer. However, recently, Qualcomm has made efforts to change this by holding conferences for diverse college candidates

    Advice to Management

    Keep on investing in the summer internship program so Qualcomm can keep attracting top talent


  9. "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    You are surrounded by incredibly talented and intelligent people.
    Compensation is fair.
    Facilities are top of the line, and resource you need can easily be made available to you (book/classes/etc)

    Cons

    Incredibly tough interview process, sadly some questions are not even relevant to the work you will be doing,

    Advice to Management

    No complaints really - continue to provide classes and books available for us to use.


  10. "Verification Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Work to for in Bay Area

    Cons

    Compensation is less than the competitors


  11. "Legal Assistant"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor

    Pros

    Qualcomm takes very good care of its employees, They pay well and once in a position there is lateral and upward mobility. Each employee is part of the family.

    Cons

    it takes alot of time and work to be brought into a hiring position. Some employees are not as productive because it takes alot to be fired.

    Advice to Management

    Look at potential employees or contract employees as people not chattel. reward good work product with hiring them not stringing them along and potentially loosing a good employee.



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