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Qualcomm London Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 334 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Innovative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Work culture , Innovation platform.

    Cons

    big company. Needs to establish yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Does not matter


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A little lacklustre"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Flexibility (work from home, hours etc)
    Large multi-national company (if you're in the right role, it can lead to a bright future)

    Cons

    Lacklustre culture - no team spirit, no social events taking place amongst colleagues
    Lack of structure & direction

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company if you need job for life"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good work life balance, Management are really supportive, RSU and ESPP options, other benefits

    Cons

    As any other large blue chip company, your basic salary will be much lower as Brand name attracts many strong candidates,
    All people live in their feel good bubble created by company with 20% less salary then of their potential in market.
    Growing up the ladder is really difficult in the company, due to lots bureaucracy. The rating system , no of years in positions etc etc before you could jump, lots of box ticking. For IT/Engineers and Senior management this company is great but for support function staff its not the best lets stay unless you want some place for 9 to 5 without challenge and growth.

    Advice to Management

    Please make the growth/Promotion opportunities more transparent. Increase the Basic salary on roles in support functions.


  4. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Plenty to learn
    Great benefits
    Global exposure

    Cons

    Long Hours sometimes
    Some additional benefits would be great

    Advice to Management

    nothing as such


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I'll informed and very closed networked cult"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Depends on your sex n whether you possess a honey coated tongue

    Cons

    Horrendous aggression and propagation of cult like vulture bullying tactics, fully backed by up close network of "elite".

    Advice to Management

    do to others what you would like others to do onto you.


  6. "Lots of good materials to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of free ebook, e-training resources to for us. This is very good, as I enjoy reading ebooks.

    Cons

    Current market for mobile isn't as good as a few years before, so feeling pressure now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the innovations going, don't limit the scope to only communications, do anything that the future holds.


  7. "Big company, lots of stuff to learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good place to work, best in industry.

    Cons

    Oversea office feels remote from head office

    Advice to Management

    thanks

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Was OK, it's just going to be downhill from now."

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is average.
    Was a stable safe company.
    Stock awards were good for the top performers.
    Was nice travelling to San Diego from time to time.

    Cons

    I get ashamed of how rubbish and technically incompetent are some of the managers, don't understand how they were ever promoted. That doesn't speak very high of the top managers.
    Executive management think they understand the market, they obviously don't, they have been negligent at best.
    The environment is pretty toxic, nobody cares about anybody, you need to put your limits and set the expectations right from the first day or face being exploited.
    The company is focusing into moving most teams to India, low quality but will work for peanuts and long hours, I am sure Qualcomm will learn the hard way, just rubbish will come out of the India projects, there is no innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company while still someone thinks it has great future and before Indian teams take over and spin a bunch of mediocre and architecturally unfit chipsets.


  9. "Qualcomm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    A wonderful place to work - friendly staff, perks, competitive pay, lots of career development offered, flexible with work location/working from home.

    Cons

    I cannot think of anything.


  10. "Experience on Job"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Java Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Senior Java Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Nice Team. Diversified technologies.

    Cons

    Has nothing to improve here.

    Advice to Management

    All good. Has nothing to improve here.


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