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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Hard to keep work life balance (in 344 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Been steadily dropping"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still the leader in wireless tech overall..

    Cons

    1) Politics is growing steadily worse the past few years (ever since the layoffs)
    2) Growth is extremely limited (once you get to staff engineer level), since you really can't switch to different projects without taking a substantial hit in the promotional timeline.
    3) They do not salary/benefits match with a different job offer.
    4) Way too rigid structure..
    5) Benefits now are middle of the road.


  2. "Enginnering Technician"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture is the best.

    Cons

    Too much politics at work.

  3. "QA Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Bright future. Interesting projects. Challanges

    Cons

    No downsides on my point of view


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work

    Cons

    Doesn't pay as well as other tech companies


  5. "senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    smart people, interesting projects, decent pay

    Cons

    slow progress, poor bonus, slow promotion


  6. "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good culture and talented team

    Cons

    Large company and related overheads. Semiconductor focus.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Work on a technical level

    Cons

    Status quo hampers information flow

    Advice to Management

    You are not IBM

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Qreview"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Respect of employees, office instead of cubicle, gym on site

    Cons

    low pay, political correctness, equal pay for unequal work


  9. "NICE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - SharePoint Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - SharePoint Lead in Los Angeles, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work In

    Cons

    nice friends and atmosphere to work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Work is good if you don't get caught up in the negative news"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good Engineering opportunities, immediate management is good, great place to work if you would like to maintain healthy work life balance

    Cons

    too many lawsuits, benefits cut and no attempt to retain top talent, salary and benefits do not compare well to software companies in the bay area

    Advice to Management

    put some effort into making sure Engineers are happy and paid according to the market. Promotions are too political and tend to go to VPs favorites


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