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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 364 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Qualcomm"

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

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

    Pros

    balance of work and life load

    Cons

    not high cash bonus


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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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

    Good tech talent, competitive salaries

    Cons

    Too much work and they cut budget and push aggressive deadlines

  3. "Associate Engineer Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good Exposure to latest technology. Awesome work environment

    Cons

    Long hours. Work life balance


  4. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, great place for learning

    Cons

    sometimes it gets busy and hectic


  5. "RF systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work, flexible hours. Opportunity to move around

    Cons

    Make a decisions faster, clearer and have accountability


  6. "Overall a Great San Diego Based Company"

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Good benefits
    -Good work/life balance
    -Very diverse employee base
    -Stable job

    Cons

    -QC has a lot to offer but you have to go and search these opportunities out to make the most of your work experience


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not good to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer Senior in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer Senior in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance benefits are good
    Some team mates are very good but most of the time people are useless and lot of political

    Cons

    Lot of politics at all level including engineering level
    work is not good
    lot of leg pulling
    no information sharing
    pay is also not very good

    Advice to Management

    remove politics
    remove email culture for small issues

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Work-Life Balance is ok usually (depends on how well and smartly you manage your work)
    Reputed company to work for
    Great opportunity to learn working with the best in the industry
    Open door policy, easy to approach leads, peers and juniors
    Minimum 2 team building events per year
    Good gymnasium and trainers

    Cons

    bureaucracy
    politics
    favoritism
    bad and complex health plans
    less bonus, salary hikes
    slow promotion in general
    weekend work during product/software/hardware releases

    Advice to Management

    Do right things and do things right
    move fast since big doesn't eat small, fast eats slow
    eliminate bureaucracy


  9. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    San Diego location is good

    Cons

    San Diego location has few jobs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "company culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very focused in making state of the art modem

    Cons

    big company, often can only work on a small area, this will hurt the overall understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Finding a balance between deadline and support each engineer's career growth


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