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Updated August 16, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Qualcomm working experience and advice"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible working time, fair compensation

    Cons

    slow promotion, low efficiency, not good health insurance


  2. "Qualcomm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company but benefits have gone down

    Cons

    Market competition fierce and causing major cut backs

  3. "Great employer, poor hiring practices"

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    Former Employee - IP Paralegal in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IP Paralegal in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people, good working environment, good benefits, teamwork prioritized, good structure for dissemination of information and updates, value their employees, a lot of perks!

    Cons

    Poor hiring practices. Hire contract workers and will keep contract for as long as possible, often making them take a month off of work unpaid to get over the hurdle of statutes governing that a contract should be no longer than a 1 year period.

    Advice to Management

    To attract and retain the highest quality of employees, there should be more wiggle room with the contract hiring. People who are the best quality will have options and will not be ok with being a contract worker for over a year. They will leave and you will be left with people who do not have the option to leave.


  4. "Senior Engineer"

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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

    Great visibility and work satisfaction

    Cons

    Salary and promotion growth slower than industry

    Advice to Management

    Don't hold back promotions and salary hikes for the young engineers who do most of the grunt work or else there will be high attrition.


  5. "Principal 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

    Good Benefits, interesting work activities

    Cons

    Long work hours and limited forward looking

    Advice to Management

    Got to do what you got to do


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - ATE Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - ATE Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pioneer in the Wireless Communication Industry

    Cons

    The only Company in San Diego. Not easy to switch Jobs within same city


  7. "Qualcomm is a big company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    I liked working at Qualcomm because the working hours were short.

    Cons

    The reason why the work hours were short was because there was no chance to have any important project assigned.

  8. "Still a good place to work for"

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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

    Not as intensive as many other IT firms and start-ups.

    Cons

    Tech stack outdated compared to many others.


  9. "Lot of projects going on, work depends on team"

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    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many projects, smart people, good culture.

    Cons

    Many projects dont see day light and are kept as backup options. So if you project gets selected to be deployed, then it is worth the work, else no one uses what you created.


  10. "Senior Staff engineer, manager"

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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

    Fair processes (on the application processor side), decent benefits, stability, mobile area

    Cons

    No career growth, siloed work area, similar work for many many years

    Advice to Management

    Weed out underperformers early. Don't wait.


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