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Updated January 23, 2018
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 371 reviews)

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

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  1. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, Good learning, Great culture

    Cons

    Some teams have high stress

    Advice to Management

    Management can focus more on expanding bussiness opportunities


  2. "Great company"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation packages

    Cons

    Too many long timers with no other external experience. Too top-heavy

    Advice to Management

    Proactive in moving to other revenue streams

  3. "ASIC design engineer"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good life balance

    Cons

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    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "staff 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

    work here you can have work life balance.

    Cons

    In China too many restrictions


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is exciting and always changing
    The benefits are better than average

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty about the future direction of the company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate as openly as possible.


  6. "Principal Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    + Good benefit; good pool of talents

    Cons

    - Culture has a lot of bureaucracy and lots of inefficiency


  7. "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

  8. "Things are changing"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bridgewater, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people and interesting work happening in NJ.

    Good opportunity if you can align yourself with the right people and projects.

    Hard work is usually rewarded.

    Cons

    There is a lot of change happening to Qualcomm right now, and it feels that remote sites (not in CA) are disadvantaged when it comes to the C-level backing on projects.

    Advice to Management

    Usually shake up at a large corporation is a good chance to rise above the rest if you can prove yourself, however it seems like the only opportunities available are missing the pieces to be successful.

    Whether this is true or not, I feel more regular communication with upper management and senior/staff engineers would foster a better chance of getting these concerns aired and addressed so that the right leadership is established.

    I think in the near future this will prove to be critical to keep key personal and lower level staff from moving on to other opportunities (the incentives for the lower level staff is not what it used to be).


  9. "Software Content Compliance Analyst"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    - Focus on Open Source promotes good relationship with other businesses
    - Progressive technological perspective

    Cons

    - Most teams at risk of release due to outsourcing
     - Strict hiring policies, from employee choice onwards


  10. "Challenge and Opportunities both exist"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Strong HW based culture in NA.
    Benefits still competitive although nerfed.
    People are leaving, meaning there are opportunities to grow.
    Hey! It's San Diego! Where else are you looking for!

    Cons

    Weak SW based culture. Many skills not marketable.
    Bonus based compensation difference. Lots of room for politics.
    People are leaving, meaning there will be jungle laws around.
    In San Diego... It'll be just this one. If you are unhappy for whatever reason you either need to move or you are stuck.

    Advice to Management

    1. Build a stronger software culture.
    2. Follow the trend instead of doing aggressive plays, ML ftw:)
    3. Build up a strong ramp-up culture. You can't let the young engineers stuck in docs. They are the most mobile group in case they are unhappy.


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