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Qualcomm San Diego Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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  • Hard to keep work life balance (in 344 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior Program Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Program Analysts in RFFE are provided tremendous opportunities to prove capabilities and learn the operations process at Qualcomm.

    Cons

    Stakeholders sometimes do not understand the complexity behind executing operations. There's politics that can interfere with cross-department collaboration and execution.

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear mission statement and execution plan to managers, who communicate it to their subordinates.


  2. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Intern - Hardware Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Hardware Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Will learn a lot, nice people

    Cons

    Was a bit hectic sometimes

  3. "Good Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1.Free working time
    2.Good salary in south california

    Cons

    1.The benefit is not as good as big software company like facebook
    2.Some offices are kind of old


  4. "Product Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Employees are easy to work with and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Work life balance does not seem to exist.


  5. "Hardware Verification Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well organized
    Housing provided
    Great location

    Cons

    assigned projects, not involved in real work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Clerk in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun events, on the leading edge of wireless technology.

    Cons

    Unless you're an engineer or management and directly contributing to the bottom line, you are not as valued. Benefits and perks used to be much better. Company culture has diminished as the head count has increased.


  7. "Qualcomm has been a great place to work, great company"

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    Former Employee - Director Software Applications Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director Software Applications Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, management, pay, benefits, technology

    Cons

    Irwin Jacobs are no longer that involved in the company - he is a masterful visionary

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits, too many execs"

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    Former Employee - Staff Sof in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Sof in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Good Pay
    Stock option
    Smart people
    Good insurance

    Cons

    Execs making decisions from the top


  9. "Great experience opportunity - opened many doors"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Program Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Program Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent experience, on-boarding quick and easy, excellent group of folks that I had worked with, smart people

    Cons

    Contractor becoming a full-timer is rare. I had great hopes, but no go.


  10. "review of qualcomm"

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    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    shareholder friendly
    stock has an attractive dividend

    Cons

    The lucrative business model is in jeopardy


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