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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated March 21, 2019
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  • "Work life Balance is not that good" (in 442 reviews)

  • "No work life balance , too much pressure" (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "Qualcomm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensations. Challenging and exciting work. Private offices

    Cons

    Regulatory fines and apple refusing to pay the royalty for the technology they use is unfortunately forcing the company to cut the R&D costs


  2. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the smartest people in the field.

    Cons

    They have been cutting costs at several departments lately.

  3. "Great place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a well established hardware company. The toolflow and infrastructures are all well maintaineed. Engineers overall are talented and down to earth.

    Cons

    The company failed to really expand to adjacent markets. It relies too much on it’s licensing business. Not enough determination and execution to diverse it’s business model.


  4. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great compensation. Very dedicated resources who are great to work with. Had a great experience with my management.

    Cons

    A number of layoffs this last year due to required corporate financial adjustments.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more job stability because the employees bring great value.


  5. "Enjoyable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helpful colleagues and exciting problems

    Cons

    Future is uncertain and the roadmap is dependent on that


  6. "Excellent engineering team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunituy to work with highly talented engineering workforce

    Cons

    bad management practices have not helped company growth


  7. "Employee all left"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Big companies, and a lot of down to earth people

    Cons

    bad management, and no personal career development

  8. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Program Management in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Program Management in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, Challenging, Work/Life Balance, Market Leader

    Cons

    Sometimes the work/life balance was a little "unbalanced"


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Top management no longer has a plan"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff PCB Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff PCB Designer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Management wastes a lot of money on pet projects that never go anywhere, then sends work offshore to make ends meet.

    Advice to Management

    Get your focus on a couple of sound projects and then perfect them. Build on what you know.


  10. "Once a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Business Analysis in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Business Analysis in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the benefits are top-notch

    Cons

    Litigation is destroying profits and morale

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on what is going on below you instead of all your focus above.