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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 354 reviews)

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

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  1. "Principal Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn. Good overall culture. Great benefits, especially for mid to higher level employees.

    Cons

    A bit too much hierarchy. Management seems to have grown a bit too comfortable with their advanced position and could perhaps be more aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    The company is a great shape but has to be more aggressive, requesting more of the employees in terms of innovative contributions to continue maintaining their advance technological position.


  2. "Internship review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Decent perks.

    Cons

    Managers take the final review call even if other peer reviews are excellent. So you have to keep your manager updated which each and every small thing.

    Advice to Management

    Too much power in hands of managers.

  3. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch talented engineers! Pleasant work environment with an open attitude. If you want to discuss something with the VP, just drop by his office. Your opinion counts, and you can make real changes. In Boulder, there is on-site gym and cafeteria, and other amenities. The work is leading-edge wireless tech, and there is a wide variety of projects at the Boulder office.

    Cons

    Since the incredible success of smart phones, there has been an increasing pressure to just "turn the crank" to churn out minor/no modifications to software and hardware for follow-on ASICs. The organization has grown and been compartmentalized such that it can be difficult to be "a star" in the crowd (but the opportunity still exists).


  4. "Qualcomm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Long work hours sometimes. But not bad overall.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "??"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Strong engineering team and R&D team

    Cons

    Slow to make decision outside core business


  6. "Test engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, Interesting things to learn

    Cons

    Have to work overtime after 5:00 pm always


  7. "IT engineer senior"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work at. People are very intelligent here.

    Cons

    The work is boring sometimes.

  8. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Low compensations and annual bonus


  9. "Good to work and good pay"

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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 to work and good pay

    Cons

    Work life balance not good

    Advice to Management

    No advive


  10. "great for embedded systems"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    the place to be for learning about embedded systems , fast paced , challenging work environment

    Cons

    tough work environment, work life balance is a bit off


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