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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 329 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer (R&D)"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. 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


  4. "Life at Qualcomm"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced production environment and growth is possible as expected

    Cons

    Software teams donot receive good monetary benefits. More and more people emphasize on visibility for growth. It should NOT be. The work should be visible to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your IP and invest in more and more diverse industries - AI, Machine learning , cloud etc


  5. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good challenging projects, good work culture, good work life balance, talented smart colleagues

    Cons

    Whole total compensation is competitive compared to other hardware / semiconductor companies it falls short compared to large software focused organizations.


  6. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work most times, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not so deserving people in the positions they are.

    Advice to Management

    Need better interviews for leads as well to make sure engineers feel working under them.


  7. "Not bad for an evil empire"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resources to get things done. Get to continue working on real projects before acquisition (for now).

    Cons

    Bureaucracy slows things down and you're working for the evil empire.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more personal. Less rules, and more family events.

  8. "systems engineer"

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    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

    Challenging environment, great learning opportunities and opportunity to own and drive tasks/projects.

    Cons

    Like any big company expectation is to become expert in one area


  9. "Good company. Values employees. Health benefits not so great anymore."

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    Current Employee - Senior HW Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior HW Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Values employees. Health benefits not so great anymore. Great work life balance. Should embrace modern requirements like work from home which is not that good here.

    Cons

    Health benefits went down last year and is below industry standards. Work from home is not allowed in general and makes it inconvenient during pressing times.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "q is going down"

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

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

    Pros

    good working environment, one or two people in an office.

    Cons

    heavy work loading, no personal life. senior engineers do the dirty work, directors take credits. More and more working loading, less and less compensation and promotions.


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