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Updated October 20, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 352 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company for lower experienced engineers, top is heavy. More leaders for given work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Latest technology work and lower experienced engineers will have option to diversify by moving internally

    Cons

    Top is heavy, most of the lower level work is getting out sourced. Due to many leaders in team, innovation is gone and execution is becoming more which can be easily replaceable by outsourcing. Contribution of individual ppl is not tracked properly.

    Advice to Management

    Management should track each and every individual contribution and break favoritism. Few ppl are getting repeated promotions due to boss blessing.


  2. "Senior Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great, smart, driven but not cocky people, cutting edge technology,

    Cons

    Bonus and Base pay can be better

    Advice to Management

    Bring back twice a year review cycle

  3. "Qualcomm"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    balance of work and life load

    Cons

    not high cash bonus


  4. "Associate Engineer Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good Exposure to latest technology. Awesome work environment

    Cons

    Long hours. Work life balance


  5. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, great place for learning

    Cons

    sometimes it gets busy and hectic


  6. "RF systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, flexible hours. Opportunity to move around

    Cons

    Make a decisions faster, clearer and have accountability


  7. "Overall a Great San Diego Based Company"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Good work/life balance
    -Very diverse employee base
    -Stable job

    Cons

    -QC has a lot to offer but you have to go and search these opportunities out to make the most of your work experience

  8. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    San Diego location is good

    Cons

    San Diego location has few jobs


  9. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    good company with excellent benefits

    Cons

    have not noticed any yet


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software Program Manager"

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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

    Good people to work with
    Work-Life Balance is ok usually (depends on how well and smartly you manage your work)
    Reputed company to work for
    Great opportunity to learn working with the best in the industry
    Open door policy, easy to approach leads, peers and juniors
    Minimum 2 team building events per year
    Good gymnasium and trainers

    Cons

    bureaucracy
    politics
    favoritism
    bad and complex health plans
    less bonus, salary hikes
    slow promotion in general
    weekend work during product/software/hardware releases

    Advice to Management

    Do right things and do things right
    move fast since big doesn't eat small, fast eats slow
    eliminate bureaucracy


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