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Qualcomm San Jose Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 367 reviews)

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

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  1. "Very nice company with good culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good process oriented company with great employees. Very good work life balance. Highly technology driven company. Mission driven investing in the right R&D.

    Cons

    Licensing business model district the great development work. Salaries and other benefits at the Lower tittles are little low compared to other similar companies.


  2. "Director Engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Technology
    Fast paced work environment
    Good benefits
    Financially stable

    Cons

    Executive team not aggressive
    Pay below expectations

    Advice to Management

    Be more visible in marketplace
    Market company technology and roadmap better

  3. "Sr. Staff Engineer/Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology R&D is amazing and great customer base.

    Cons

    Not good salaries and work life balance is bad.


  4. "Project Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Project Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, good work culture.

    Cons

    Teams unclear with Hiring Policies (at least for few positions details)

    Advice to Management

    A thorough check should be done before extending the full time offer letter. Faced a roll back on full time offer letter, as few company policies did not fit my employment status, which should have been checked before extending the offer.


  5. "Senior Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, smart, driven but not cocky people, cutting edge technology,

    Cons

    Bonus and Base pay can be better

    Advice to Management

    Bring back twice a year review cycle


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Status readers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefits
    work-life balance
    work on good technologies

    Cons

    too many status readers
    dont care about actual work done
    too much politics
    bad people steal your work.

    Advice to Management

    give credit and promote actual working people.


  7. "Principal Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Director, Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome engineers with a great sense of work ethic and drive.

    Cons

    Too much politics, company embroiled in 1 legal issue after the next.
    Senior mgmt have all grown within QC. They haven't seen anything else. Company could use some fresh talent. A bunch of very senior "coasters" at the top!


  9. "QA Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Bright future. Interesting projects. Challanges

    Cons

    No downsides on my point of view


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Qreview"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respect of employees, office instead of cubicle, gym on site

    Cons

    low pay, political correctness, equal pay for unequal work


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