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Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 334 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Staffing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    everyone is so friendly, the food in the cafeterias is amazing, great perks from the Q store

    Cons

    can be competitive, hard to move up


  2. "Engineer Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefit, and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Like any big company, it's hard to navigate through all the departments when tackling big projects.

  3. "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, great benefits and salary.
    Enjoyed many different nationalities.

    Cons

    Lots of work, if that is a problem.
    I enjoyed it, however.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate


  4. "Awesome company to work for!"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, helpful staff, many talented people

    Cons

    some bureaucratic which you can find anywhere.


  5. "Software Developer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great perks, beautiful campus

    Cons

    Way too many pointless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Company is not efficiently run at all.


  6. "Senior Staff Engineer/Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Technology, top Class talent

    Cons

    Too many VP's without any reports, too many employees staying just for salary and contribute nothing

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward talent. Stay away from Politics.


  7. "Summary of an Engineer's experience"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff 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

    - Very smart engineers and supportive community
    - Mostly merit based recognition and acknowledgement
    - Interesting problems to work on.
    - Excellent benefits

    Cons

    - Politics and favoritism do play a role
    - Executive leadership don't always communicate the direction fo company to everyone in an effective way
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    Advice to Management

    - The employers are some of the best in the world. Decisions about direction of the company and new ideas can be sourced from the employees themselves.

  8. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    cool tech, benefits, team building events

    Cons

    there is hierarchy among engineers

    Advice to Management

    flatten the hierarchy


  9. "Was a good company"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting projects; good pay; good location

    Cons

    Hard to keep work life balance

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Senior Engineer"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    There is always something new to learn.It is one of the best places to learn about the latest wireless technologies.

    Cons

    Very close project deadlines.Multiple projects getting implemented at the same time.


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