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Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 322 reviews)

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

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  1. "Systems Automation Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Automation Engineer in Red Bank, NJ
    Former Employee - Systems Automation Engineer in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice organized company to work with.

    Cons

    I have no Cons working for qualcomm.


  2. "Excellent and very competitive"

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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

    Excellent company with a friendly environment, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    weak documentation for the products
    some times not quite fair in the perf reviews


  3. "Good stuff!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company! Awesome location (HQ) and good people.

    Cons

    Typical large company that grew too fast through tons of acquisitions. Scatterbrained management.


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  5. "A company with potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of smart people

    Cons

    too many systems and classes

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the systems and classes


  6. "Staff Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    always cut cost, cannot attract people


  7. "Senior Modem Firmware Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work culture, flexible hours etc

    Cons

    tight project deadlines, might need to work on weekends


  8. "Good company to start from."

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, flexible work time.

    Cons

    Dirty politics in some departments!

    Advice to Management

    Increase leadership skills as well as management skills in some departments.


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    "Uncertain future, going through a lot of difficulties"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits relative to most companies. Interesting work (latest and greatest communication technology like 4G LTE and 5G). Smart people.

    Cons

    Serious financial difficulties began a few years ago. Lots of cost cutting. Bonuses and stock are shrinking. Promotions are almost impossible to obtain (many people waiting, small pool available). Culture of overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Your shrinking bonuses/stock and lack of promotions are driving your best people to leave for other companies like Google. You can't afford to let this happen.


  10. "WLAN System Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - WLAN Systems Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - WLAN Systems Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot to learn, fast paced

    Cons

    No work-life balance and highly demanding


  11. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, decent benefits, nice people

    Cons

    Long working hours, to many managers


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