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Qualcomm Raleigh Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 352 reviews)

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

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  1. "Love my job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Caregiver in Chapel Hill, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I take care of a disabled little boy that has a rare disease and is a only survivor!

    Cons

    None I like be my job

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great work culture and friendly atmosphere
    2. Good work-life balance
    3. Great set of Engineers who are always willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    1. Slightly below industry average Salary.

  3. "Good company. Values employees. Health benefits not so great anymore."

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    Current Employee - Senior HW Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior HW Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Values employees. Health benefits not so great anymore. Great work life balance. Should embrace modern requirements like work from home which is not that good here.

    Cons

    Health benefits went down last year and is below industry standards. Work from home is not allowed in general and makes it inconvenient during pressing times.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Worst place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unfortunately, There is nothing good about Qualcomm

    Cons

    Everything is worst .

    1. Salaries are less according to industry standards
    2. Their health insurance is just worst since deductibles started on HSA
    3. Lot of politics in management.
    4. Server SOC team in Raleigh is worst with bad management

    Advice to Management

    First, Qualcomm should train managers. Managers have zero respect and zero appreciation for employees. Specially Server SOC physical design team in Raleigh is worst among all Qualcomm teams. I advise anyone to stay away from this team. I regretted my decision to join them 10 years back. Work balance is zero. You have no freedom on weekends. And at the end, managers will bite you in reviews with worst ratings. Really, nothing is going on good here. I am surprised, such a big company has worst management in history.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, challenging projects

    Cons

    pay scale, health insurance, horizontal mobility


  6. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work and ability to work on leading edge tech / devices. It's cool to be able to buy a gadget that has the chip you worked on.

    Cons

    Work and life balance can get crazy. Schedules are tight. Schedules are king.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, everything is good. Management should get rid of poor performers more quickly. It's a bummer to have to work with someone who clearly doesn't want to be part of the team.


  7. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at qualcomm will be the work culture and the flexibility of working hours. Also opportunities can be easily grabbed if people are passionate enough.

    Cons

    Off late the compensation for the work done is not very good and the review cycles have also been cut down from half-yearly to yearly which is pretty bad .

    Advice to Management

    compensation and recognition is what keeps the employees with teh company apart from the work satisfaction. so it might be better to address this issue.

  8. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits; Cutting edge work.

    Cons

    Reductions in Health Care plan benefits with recent up and downs.


  9. "Uncertain future"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some sites still have individual offices with doors.

    Cons

    Uncertain future. Compensation is falling behind.


  10. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As hardware companies go, Qualcomm is a good place to work. First, a lot of FTEs get their own office. It is so good for productivity and lack of interruption to be able to shut my door and not hear other people's conversations. This alone is a reason to work at Qualcomm as versus another hardware company, or even one of these nouveau open-concept software companies.

    Cons

    It's a major corporation and can be crufty. I hear the pay is not as good as other places, but honestly I feel like I'm paid enough.

    Advice to Management

    Pay fairly, cut projects when they're dumb or dying instead of letting them bleed out.


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