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Qualcomm Senior Engineer Reviews

Updated May 20, 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. "Not bad for an evil empire"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resources to get things done. Get to continue working on real projects before acquisition (for now).

    Cons

    Bureaucracy slows things down and you're working for the evil empire.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more personal. Less rules, and more family events.


  2. "Good company. Values employees. Health benefits not so great anymore."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior HW Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior HW Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Values employees. Health benefits not so great anymore. Great work life balance. Should embrace modern requirements like work from home which is not that good here.

    Cons

    Health benefits went down last year and is below industry standards. Work from home is not allowed in general and makes it inconvenient during pressing times.


  3. "Overall good company to work with work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can work with very smart and talented people
    Work load is reasonable and good to maintain work-life balance. Good compensation

    Cons

    Hierarchical organization is not attractive for a leading tech company.
    The San Jose building doesn't have any restaurants.
    Not much to complain more


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  5. "Too many bad hires"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not stressful, great benefits, very good location, many perks, relatively secure job

    Cons

    Too many levels, too much politics, too many bad hires. Mostly working with people with low technical competency

    Advice to Management

    Shrink the levels, give promotions based on merit instead of years of experience, keep employees motivated. Fewer strong and motivated employees


  6. "Excellent and very competitive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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

    Excellent company with a friendly environment, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    weak documentation for the products
    some times not quite fair in the perf reviews


  7. "Great - if you are a wireless guy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Definitely very stable, if you are looking for stability...

    Cons

    Not doing that well right now

    Advice to Management

    train your employers - work on processes to reduce politics


  8. "Q"

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    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


  9. "Too relaxed"

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    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.


  10. "not great"

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    • 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


  11. "Current employee"

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    • 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