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Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a major con (in 306 reviews)

  • No work life balance, personal life takes a major toll (in 66 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome excellent dental doctor please"

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    Current Employee - General Dentist
    Current Employee - General Dentist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent office top notch quality

    Cons

    nothing negative at this location

    Advice to Management

    Nothing negative to report here


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very encouraging and helping, Can learn a lot if you work with a senior team

    Cons

    too much work in too less time

    Advice to Management

    Distribute work among employers


  3. "Good company but could be better"

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    Former Employee - Staff RF Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff RF Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology for cellular, smart co-workers, great health benefits

    Cons

    Stifling because you're pigeonholed based on your expertise. Culture doesn't embrace risk taking. Profit margins are too low to truly live the idea that employees are its greatest asset.

    Advice to Management

    Higher more smart creatives (people who are inclined to create and discover) and not simply focus on those who deliver.


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    "Not the same company it used to be. Not bad, but not great!"

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    Current Employee - IT Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was one of the greatest places to work.

    Cons

    A lot of IT is finding its way out of the USA reducing in country opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Maximize the value to the stock holder!!!!!


  6. "Senior Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Innovation, Good work life balance

    Cons

    Unrealistic deadlines burn out engineers


  7. "Endless work. Startup Atmosphere. Strong Leadership."

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    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Community Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management cares deeply about its people. I was told routinely to not work so hard. Hours are completely flexible, but I was part-time and worked from home. They are trying to raise money and bring people to an office full-time, so I guess that will change. Very welcoming to new ideas.

    Cons

    Goals shift fairly often. My job description never really changed. I was always tasked with more or less the same things, so my responsibilities were always the same, but what we were working toward changed fairly frequently. I can't blame them, though. They had very little money and were being pushed and pulled. Startups ...

    Advice to Management

    Get that money and solidify goals so we are all working toward one thing.


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    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Very laid back company with a lot of interesting products to work on

    Cons

    Very bad bureaucratic system with lots of legal shenanigans for every thing you do in both software and hardware.


  9. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Work culture is great
    Competitive peers
    Get to learn a lot and use latest technologies

    Cons

    Poor communication from higher management


  10. "Great for research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of engineers and motivated individuals

    Cons

    Somewhat unorganized for assigned interns projects


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Feedback for employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Qualcomm is great for wireless technology

    Cons

    Qualcomm needs to expand on non wireless technologies for future growth



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