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Updated August 18, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Engineer, Sr. Staff"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer, Senior Staff in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - IT Engineer, Senior Staff in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to obtain vast knowledge of several technology sectors.

    Cons

    People will create there own circle of trust and try to build an empire, instead of working as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your tenured folks and mold young talent, instead of replacing old talent.


  2. "Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Experience Building my resume

    Cons

    Do not want to work a dead end Job

    Advice to Management

    I am a very hard working individual who takes my Job very serious. I do not like to play games and I am looking for a good job, fun, and allows me to learn and contribute in a professional manner

  3. "Power Management Group"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Highly efficiency operating environment, high visibility into Mobile Industry trends

    Cons

    Risk averse product management team prevents innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Make Power Management group into their own business unit to allow more flexibility and growth.


  4. "Alas, not the great company that it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to learn new tools, skills, and technologies here, and a lot of great employee perks like free online educational programs, if you take advantage of them. The pay and benefits are still among the best in San Diego.

    Cons

    The atmosphere no longer feels like a family like it did when the Jacobs family was calling the shots. The primary focus seems to be on the stock price, rather than on innovation. They got the U.S. president to save the company from the Broadcom hostile takeover, but the company is still outsourcing jobs by the hundreds.

    Advice to Management

    Many good, capable, and hardworking people have been lost to recent RIFs while many incapable "managers" and "directors" (often with no direct reports) remain. If you're going have RIFs, they need to start at the top. Please consider a return to the Jacobs style of management, and value the good people that you still have.


  5. "Director of Engineering"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, salary and other compensation is fair

    Cons

    changing culture, with emphasis on offshore hiring. Turnover increasing.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good environment poor management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of resources, good work life balance, good environment with great engineers

    Cons

    management is not clear about the direction and the layoffs were not planned well and damaged the performance of the tram


  7. "good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    work on latest tech...
    decent packet and good health insurance benefits

    Cons

    sometimes it might be hard to switch teams

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    It is a very good company

    Cons

    It can get very boring


  9. "Sr IT Engineer"

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer, Senior in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer, Senior in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced-State-of-the-Art wireless R&D Tech Company. provided with the latest and greatest tools to get the job done.

    Cons

    No retirement benefits after employee retires

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real, retain the best


  10. "Legal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    * Collaborative environment (This can depend on group you join)
    * Good place to learn about latest technology
    * Generally good people
    * Great Benefits compared to other companies (although the benefits have been reduced over the last few years)

    Cons

    * Recent year (2018) has been difficult for Qualcomm leading to reduction in benefits and work environment. Hopefully, this will change soon. I am not sure that I would recommend Qualcomm to a friend at this time. It would depend on how much of risk taker that person is. I would like to see what happens over the next year.
    * Can be political


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