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Updated November 17, 2018
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  • "Work life balance sometimes is a bottleneck" (in 422 reviews)

  • "No work life balance , too much pressure" (in 85 reviews)

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  1. "A good start for your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is friendly and helpful for new graduates and it's a good company to start your career.

    Cons

    Big company problems. People with higher seniority does not automatically equal to higher productivity or work efficiency.


  2. "QC"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, very smart teams,

    Cons

    None I can think of.

  3. "Engineer Staff"

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    • Senior Management
    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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work, Get to work on cutting edge technology, work life balance

    Cons

    Management needs to bring the stock price up


  4. "Good work culture"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good to place to work at.

    Cons

    compensation can be better and higher management needs to be better


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people drive themselves to win, and the company won big over decades. Priceless experience you can't get elsewhere. Launching technology around the world, and changing the world in a big way.

    Cons

    Unfortunately morale has gone down over the past couple years. Quite a bit in 2018, after some significant layoffs. You will work long hours, but it's been that way for decades. Expect that in any tech company these days. All this "work life balance" stuff you see is not true - anywhere. Tech advances more rapidly year over year. If you are excited about the work and fruits of the company's labor, you don't think so much about the balance. That's the way it was until a couple years ago. Now it's more thinking about the balance and if you really want to continue working there. Ratings in all categories below would be higher if rated 2+ years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone knows that being a public company is difficult. Institutional Investors and activists can drive leadership to make changes that hurt long term value. Big layoffs kill morale, and kill the people who remain and are then more overworked. Staff the programs realistically, or the remaining good people will leave. Ask for advice and ranking from anyone in your department that has direct reports when reducing staff.


  6. "senior staff"

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

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

    Pros

    access to leading edge technology and good health benefit

    Cons

    can be required to work long hour


  7. "Great place to work and great colleagues. Wish there was more focus on quality."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good pay and ability to work on products that make a difference to peoples' lives.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities, lack of focus on quality.

  8. "Work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work and good diversity

    Cons

    Hard to convince innovative ideas


  9. "Alright"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good for a new grad

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunities for experienced people.


  10. "Good company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Company losing it's family oriented identity.


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