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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 329 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Good company. Values employees. Health benefits not so great anymore."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior HW Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior HW Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Values employees. Health benefits not so great anymore. Great work life balance. Should embrace modern requirements like work from home which is not that good here.

    Cons

    Health benefits went down last year and is below industry standards. Work from home is not allowed in general and makes it inconvenient during pressing times.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Management teams are too well paid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff, Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff, Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Licensing business ensures a upper hand position as compared to competitors . Weak competitors outlook. Advanced technology. Complete solutions for customers.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Employees tend to talk then do. Management teams too well paid. Company structure does not encourage proper top-down management.

    Advice to Management

    About time to revamp the whole organization structure.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "q is going down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    good working environment, one or two people in an office.

    Cons

    heavy work loading, no personal life. senior engineers do the dirty work, directors take credits. More and more working loading, less and less compensation and promotions.


  4. "Great place to work at the time"

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

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

    Pros

    They take care of their employees

    Cons

    Not really a consumer company


  5. "Senior Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good prospects due to NXP plan.

    Cons

    Management and employees are disconnected with plans. Sub par compensation/benefits


  6. "Great place"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, lots of opportunities to learn new stuff

    Cons

    Not anything that I can think of


  7. "Director Of Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovation, Technology, Flexible Work hours

    Cons

    Work pressure, Not Process oriented

  8. "Good enough experience at the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Validation Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    has great range of teams to work in and the growth is pretty predictable

    Cons

    management can get quite rigid and take a long time to review any hierarchy changes


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros, only cons. Huge overtime negative outlook insane lower management dishonest upper

    Cons

    Very disgusting internal politics and company culture

    Advice to Management

    Resign asap to keep your face


  10. Helpful (3)

    "The ship has sunk."

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

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

    Pros

    Good work in some groups. Some smart engineers still in the company. Nice campus in San Diego. Weather!

    5G adoption might be an upside in 2020 possibly.

    Cons

    Pay is not comparable to other tech companies.
    Losing talent due to attrition.
    Massive cost cutting.
    Can't attract the best people currently as talent quality is going down.
    Severely understaffed in many groups.
    Cash bonuses and RSUs practically non existent for last few years.
    Leadership lacks vision and is risk averse.
    Horrible medical plan. (Previous plan was great)
    Annual review cycle from twice a year is just a cost cutting tactic.

    Advice to Management

    You have lost and continue to lose talent very fast mainly due to poor compensation, and reduction in benefits/cost cutting. It might already be too late to recover.

    Listen to employee feedback.

    Don't be too over confident and dismiss competitors.


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