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Updated July 25, 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. "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Provides good work experience in digital communications field

    Cons

    They need to increase their base pay


  2. "senior staff engineer"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    interesting technologies. positive work environment

    Cons

    working for the company not as special as it used to be.

  3. "Good stable company"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Long history of work in the wireless field, very intelligent co-workers and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Work can be repetitive at times, getting good projects might be a little difficult and plenty of politics (as with any big company) when it comes to climbing up.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be serious about allowing people to switch projects/tasks more often and not penalize them during reviews for trying new things.


  4. "Staff Hardware Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    fair work place to work

    Cons

    Licensing issues are the main issue


  5. "Comfortable work atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation and good learning opportunity. Interesting projects to work on. Flexible work hours. Recognition for the hard work and good career growth.

    Cons

    Work could be hectic sometimes as the project deadlines sometimes could be very tight and requires long hours of work.


  6. "Engineer Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefit, and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Like any big company, it's hard to navigate through all the departments when tackling big projects.


  7. "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, great benefits and salary.
    Enjoyed many different nationalities.

    Cons

    Lots of work, if that is a problem.
    I enjoyed it, however.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate

  8. "Project Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    flex schedule, nice campus, decent benefits

    Cons

    typical business cons; benefits change with economy, unknown future, rumors of top execs leaving and RIF's


  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    leader on the wireless communication, good place to learn if you want to get into wireless communication industry

    Cons

    work pressure from customers can be high and compensation is not as good as other hot industries, i.e, Internet


  10. "Awesome company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, helpful staff, many talented people

    Cons

    some bureaucratic which you can find anywhere.


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