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Updated August 16, 2017
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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  • Hard to keep work life balance (in 338 reviews)

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

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  1. "Some groups are really fantastic, but"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some groups are really well managed and there is excellent work and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    short term prospects for career growth don't look very promising.

    Advice to Management

    Please address the cause of heavy attrition from amongst the top performing employees.


  2. "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    work life balance is difficult

  3. "Senior Engineer"

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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

    Pros

    well defined work flow, good staff over all

    Cons

    political, bad compensations, too many contracts


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Very intelligent, very motivated, great team players. Good pay. Great technology to work on.

    Cons

    Executive managers can be bullies, lots of politics, sometimes a little slippery for my taste. Weird because the Mollekopf does not appear that way but some of the VPs he has surrounded himself with leave much to be desired. Work like a dog. Zero work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up your act and lead by example.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of uncertainty, company seems to be slowing down"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, some smart "old-timers", a lot of the work is focused on commercializing the same features just on the latest chips

    Cons

    Overall compensation seems to be decreasing year over year as is morale. Lawsuits are creating a cloud over everything

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of the low stock price and give your high performance a beefy grant to keep them around


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Working at qualcomm"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you are in good team, you can get good work
    you can get internal transfer after 1 year
    Greencard process is very quick
    work quality is ok

    Cons

    lot of politics
    work quality is really very bad in some the teams


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Staff program manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge product development

    Cons

    Heavy responsibilities, aggressive deadlines, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employee openly

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of intern events, great campus

    Cons

    "It's not what you know, it's who you know" is definitely true with this company. If you don't know anyone currently working there, good luck with getting a full time offer.

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive of your intern. Be open about full time opportunities (if any). Provide networking opportunities outside of department to help intern familiarize themselves with the company.


  9. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Biggest name in town for SD

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from upper management


  10. "Software"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Good experience with the internship

    Cons

    Software develop with the formal employee

    Advice to Management

    A good working experience with this company


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