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Qualcomm San Diego Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance has leaned more toward work in the last few years (in 325 reviews)

  • No work-life balance and highly demanding (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Buyer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Environment, Great professional employees.

    Cons

    None that I can remember.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Improving.


  2. "Life at Qualcomm"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced production environment and growth is possible as expected

    Cons

    Software teams donot receive good monetary benefits. More and more people emphasize on visibility for growth. It should NOT be. The work should be visible to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your IP and invest in more and more diverse industries - AI, Machine learning , cloud etc


  3. "Qualcomm intern"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very talented engineers, good environment, good pay for interns

    Cons

    It seems there were too much politics in the team I worked.


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  5. "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work most times, good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not so deserving people in the positions they are.

    Advice to Management

    Need better interviews for leads as well to make sure engineers feel working under them.


  6. "systems engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, great learning opportunities and opportunity to own and drive tasks/projects.

    Cons

    Like any big company expectation is to become expert in one area


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Management teams are too well paid"

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    Former Employee - Staff, Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff, Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Licensing business ensures a upper hand position as compared to competitors . Weak competitors outlook. Advanced technology. Complete solutions for customers.

    Cons

    Top heavy. Employees tend to talk then do. Management teams too well paid. Company structure does not encourage proper top-down management.

    Advice to Management

    About time to revamp the whole organization structure.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "q is going down"

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

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

    Pros

    good working environment, one or two people in an office.

    Cons

    heavy work loading, no personal life. senior engineers do the dirty work, directors take credits. More and more working loading, less and less compensation and promotions.


  9. "Great place to work at the time"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take care of their employees

    Cons

    Not really a consumer company


  10. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good prospects due to NXP plan.

    Cons

    Management and employees are disconnected with plans. Sub par compensation/benefits


  11. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, lots of opportunities to learn new stuff

    Cons

    Not anything that I can think of


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