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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated April 23, 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. "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


  2. "senior engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  3. "Senior Hardware Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


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  5. "Staff engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  7. "Qualcomm"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Competitive, Innovative Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great amenities for work-life balance, including company leisure events and cafes.
    Friendly and casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pushes business and innovation to please shareholders, investors, and to stay ahead of competitors yet continues to reduce work force; adding more work with less people year after year. Used to be people-oriented, people-valued extraordinary company. Now it is an ordinary company that is entirely business driven. That equates to higher employment turn over rates.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism. Performance reviews are biased. Reasons given for many business decisions such as new assignment changes and process changes do not have reasonable or strategic business sense. It seems to follow whatever the Managers and above favor even if it does not make logical business sense. Stick to principles and stop changing them as you see fit. Get rid of upper management who care too much about titles and authority otherwise they will continue to foster this unhealthy management environment.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "pathetic management - no advancement if you are engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good location , San Diego
    - Good work and technology
    - Good initial pay
    - onsite activities such as learning, gym etc

    Cons

    - no work life balance
    -almost governament type hikes in salary
    -too micromanagement and spying by management that trickles into your private life, ruining your private life too.
    - management stalks after you suggesting insecurity in them.

    Advice to Management

    - Dont bother about what subordinate does, do your part well and do your work well.
    - Dont micromanage


  10. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very encouraging and helping, Can learn a lot if you work with a senior team

    Cons

    too much work in too less time

    Advice to Management

    Distribute work among employers


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Short term contractor is not good for company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advanced new technology, team work and tight schedule

    Cons

    No hope for contractor to become regular one



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