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Qualcomm Senior Engineer Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Work life balance was out of whack (in 352 reviews)

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

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  1. "Qualcomm"

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

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

    Pros

    balance of work and life load

    Cons

    not high cash bonus


  2. "Senior Engineer"

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    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

  3. "senior staff engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work on cutting edge technology products

    Cons

    sometimes the stress levels tend to be high


  4. "One of the best companies if you are hungry to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenges, responsibilities, very tight project/feature deadines

    Cons

    too much work, difficult to have work life balance

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    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).


  6. "Not a good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many things can be done

    Cons

    Lots of management politics. Too much lay off going on.


  7. "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

  8. "Career Growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing opportunities, area for research, talented folks around.

    Cons

    recent times stock hit by apple and other infringements. but poised to come back stronger.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. "senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    smart people, interesting projects, decent pay

    Cons

    slow progress, poor bonus, slow promotion