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Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 328 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Flexible work hours
    Nice people

    Cons

    Company not willing to pay for project success parties
    Some people are made to work overtime

    Advice to Management

    Don't make people work overtime


  2. "Good Company to start with"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Takes care of their employees

    Cons

    Only a small % of employees are working on exciting stuff

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits could be better


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer (R&D)"

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

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

    Pros

    Just bumped up the pay scale.
    If you get a good group, there are good people.

    Cons

    Not that many good projects to work on.
    Company is losing its value.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on culture change. You're never going to attract talent with your dinosaur culture.


  5. "Vice President/General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Sales in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, good people

    Cons

    Decision making can be a long process

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Engineering Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Minimal supervision, flexible shift, troubleshooting, fast paced

    Cons

    Minimal supervision, lack of oversight

    Advice to Management

    Closer interactions with team


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lost its value"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great work satisfaction
    Working with good set of people
    Fellow employees work well with other people due to mutual feedback system

    Cons

    Top management is not good
    Lots of politics
    Underpaid engineers
    Management does not take care of top contributors
    Management does not recognize loyal people to the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "exciting"

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    Former Employee - Vice President of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    was great company which had excellent benefit and friendly env. the products are exciting.

    Cons

    the business goes uncertain and direction is unclear. many experts are leaving now.


  9. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very talented and nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Average management. Management needs better training.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "IT Offshoring more of the same"

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

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

    Pros

    - Work life balance
    - Innovative people
    - Bleeding edge Technology
    - Enterprise compute
    - Benefits
    - Corporate culture - no dress code

    Cons

    - Dead end Career
    - Tons middle management and useless directors
    - Low team morale
    - Lack leadership
    - No job security - offshoring
    - No visibility to the business
    - No training
    - Management "Boys club"

    Advice to Management

    Build on team morale instead of your own career to the top. Remember what you were hired to do....to manage your team. Give recognition for hard work and not discourage employees. Tear down the boys club mentality. Give the employees a career path and something to work towards. Give employees ownership and visibility to the business improvements that are making an impact. Stop the offshoring and near shoring!


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