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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  • "Work-life balance, there will be tons of works" (in 436 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good job culture and salary

    Cons

    I had no bad experience


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge team of talented engineers!

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, conflicts between teams, layoffs

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Network Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Network Operations Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Network Operations Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid well for many years in a fun family oriented atmosphere, but steadily declined as the company grew larger.

    Cons

    Layoffs and Division sell offs depending upon the division you work in

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at. Lots of good projects.

    Cons

    A bit more laid back and easy going attitude.


  5. "NA"

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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

    Good work life balance, good stock options

    Cons

    Long term business plan is not really secure


  6. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    great work and life balance

    Cons

    career growth, and compensation


  7. "Will this phoenix rise from the ashes ?"

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    Current Employee - IT Engineer Staff in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - IT Engineer Staff in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits ,healthcare, stock, 401

    Cons

    Concerns with long term outlook for IT.

  8. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Great location in Sunny San Diego
    - Open culture
    - Good benefits although changing slowly for the worst

    Cons

    - Low salary compared to market
    - Slow growth

    Advice to Management

    Bring back old Qualcomm culture and benefits


  9. "Senior ASIC engineer"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Nice work to be done
    Talented coworkers
    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Limited scope of contribution due to job division
    Have been changing a lot, firing , removing benefits
    Life work balance is getting worse


  10. Helpful (3)

    "just a review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    good 401K, insurance, salary.
    Latest technology.

    Cons

    Culture is getting different from 5 years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes on middle level management.