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Updated June 23, 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. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    State-of-the-art Technology, Experts, Solid Balance Sheet

    Cons

    Too much process, cut-throat top management


  2. "On the decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Resources, San Diego Campus, colleagues

    Cons

    Steve Mollenkopf, unclear vision, cutting back on benefits


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer (R&D)"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Just bumped up the pay scale.
    If you get a good group, there are good people.

    Cons

    Not that many good projects to work on.
    Company is losing its value.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on culture change. You're never going to attract talent with your dinosaur culture.


  4. "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


  5. "Stay on top of the tech...."

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    Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always get to work on the latest technologies.

    Cons

    WLB is employee's responsibility. Plan better for a long lasting career


  6. "Engineering Support"

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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 10 years)

    Pros

    Minimal supervision, flexible shift, troubleshooting, fast paced

    Cons

    Minimal supervision, lack of oversight

    Advice to Management

    Closer interactions with team


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A little lacklustre"

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    Current Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Flexibility (work from home, hours etc)
    Large multi-national company (if you're in the right role, it can lead to a bright future)

    Cons

    Lacklustre culture - no team spirit, no social events taking place amongst colleagues
    Lack of structure & direction


  8. "Good benefits and inbalance work hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    PTO, 401k, job stability, free soft drink, work hours in easy season

    Cons

    low compensation for junior engineer, horrible work hours in busy season


  9. "Good place to work in this industry"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    moderate working load, lots of oppotunities to learn.

    Cons

    few or no training oppotunities at all.


  10. "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


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