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Qualcomm Reviews

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. "WLAN System Test Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Sr Staff Engineering Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Technology and People, resources are usually not a problem to get things done. Always new challenges with new products. The team work is usually a lot of fun.

    Cons

    With short product cycle there are a lot of schedule deadlines that are sometimes requiring lots of hours. There are always people to help you if you ask for help, if you don't ask it's your fault if you miss schedule dates.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and support them,it will usually be a win-win for everybody


  3. Helpful (2)

    "The biggest employer of H1B temps"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to get laid off

    Cons

    Worst corporate citizen, constantly using temporary workers to marginalize employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hitting up Indian job-shops for temporary H1B workers, who got their visa by fraud.


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  5. "Brief"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software/SYS Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software/SYS Test Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Immigration procedure is one of the best

    Cons

    Cash and stock bonus are not the best


  6. "Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  7. "senior engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work-life balance but downward company culture

    Cons

    Not suggested for young people working at QCOM, except you are extremely care about your family and life.

    Advice to Management

    Really need to improve management and think how to stimulus employees.


  8. "Senior Hardware Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay package & Bonus compared to other semicondutor companies, Good work atmosphere

    Cons

    Health Insurance used to be good, not so easy work life balance


  9. "Staff engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    raises every 6 months. Challenging projects. Diversity. Benefits.

    Cons

    Stack ranking, no work life balance, good ole boy management. Top heavy

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat at your top levels. Start treating lower level works with more respect, especially your engineering work force


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    brand name might be helpful

    Cons

    make you work long hours

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Qualcomm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineef Senior Staff in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineef Senior Staff in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work, aggressive, a lot to learn, very talented people

    Cons

    Compensation could be a little better


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