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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • most of work is being moved to offshore, Very poor work life balance (in 376 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "General Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    - Provides opportunities to innovate, create and develop
    - Fast moving and dynamic which constantly changes
    - A lot of challenging and learning things

    Cons

    - Working long hours is inevitable


  2. "FPGA design"

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

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

    Pros

    big company, friendly people and nice place

    Cons

    i would say none as such

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice working environment and colleague

    Cons

    No free food and drinks


  4. Helpful (1)

    "good company but not so good salary"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable, big, innovative, good perks

    Cons

    most of work is being moved to offshore, Very poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Provide work life balance & competitive salary


  5. "Innovation driven company"

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

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

    Pros

    Innovative company to work for. Work culture is very good. Keep pushing the boundaries of technology. Mostly an engineering driven company

    Cons

    Many layers of management creates some difficulties

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing further in future technologies


  6. Helpful (1)

    "none"

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

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

    Pros

    cutting edge technology. good place for new grad. could be called broadcom soon :)

    Cons

    full of bureaucracy. good place for new grad

    Advice to Management

    lots of dead beef. good place for new grad


  7. "Senior Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Skillful coworkers, friendly working environment. Benefits are there.

    Cons

    Spent a lot of money on brand changing, while cutting budgets from every other aspect. Cannot understand the logic.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what is important.

  8. "Software engineer"

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

    Pros

    good work life balance
    good maternity leave policy

    Cons

    benefit got worse recently after reorg
    unstable recently

    Advice to Management

    na


  9. "Silicon Valley Qualcomm (Santa Clara)"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work culture. Benefits. Good pay. Plenty of interesting work.

    Cons

    Stock appreciation lagged industry, missed the waves that Nvidia caught.
    Dated organisational structure, good for senior grades, not competitive for engineer, senior engineer, staff engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Take the Broadcom offer!


  10. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    good environment to work in.

    Cons

    nothing I can really mention.


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