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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated June 26, 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. "A company with potential"

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    a lot of smart people

    Cons

    too many systems and classes

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the systems and classes


  2. "Q"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Big company with a lot of resources

    Cons

    not much authority as you are a drop in the sea

  3. "Too relaxed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Thursday begels, gym onsite, stable job, you can retire from this company, you learn politics.

    Cons

    Management unwilling to take risks, full of old timers. Very old setup for conference meetings, lots of walking between buildings for simple tasks that can be done by simple efficient teleconferencing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Current employee"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and still leading industry

    Cons

    Benefits get worse every year. So many underperforming middle managers degrade quality of projects outcome


  5. "not great"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice City and good freedom in work

    Cons

    Nothing much to complain about


  6. "Staff Engineer"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good work life balance

    Cons

    always cut cost, cannot attract people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hardware Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    good work environment for new grad

    Cons

    need to work during weekend

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    It is a job that pays the bills.

    Cons

    Work ethics are terrible in my department. Backstabbing and favorism are rampant and encouraged. Director/lead brought poor cultural values and has spoiled the work place. This poor culture encourages people to spy on each other and report to the upper management. Director/lead speaks foreign language in the lab and meetings. Managing by yelling and shaming in front of others. No hope for raises, bonuses, or promotions. A lot of good engineers have left already or planning to leave. HR department is useless and helpless, so there is no hope.
    Not a good place for young engineers.


  9. "Senior Modem Firmware Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work culture, flexible hours etc

    Cons

    tight project deadlines, might need to work on weekends


  10. "Good company to start from."

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, flexible work time.

    Cons

    Dirty politics in some departments!

    Advice to Management

    Increase leadership skills as well as management skills in some departments.


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