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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. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large, well-established, industry-leading company. Payment was generous, as well as intern benefits.

    Cons

    Structural changes and market competition


  2. "Good place to work"

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    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


  3. "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


  4. "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


  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. 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.


  7. "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.


  8. "Life at Qualcomm"

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    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


  9. "Qualcomm intern"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very talented engineers, good environment, good pay for interns

    Cons

    It seems there were too much politics in the team I worked.


  10. "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.


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