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Qualcomm Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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263 Ratings
  1. "Interned at Qualcomm 2 times"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm for less than a year

    Pros

    - They really care about their interns. - Excellent interns programs. They give you everything (housing, transportation in some case, etc.) - Great salary. - Awesome working environment.

    Cons

    - Not that I can think right now.

    Qualcomm2019-07-14
  2. "5G is awesome"

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    5G is awesome / SD has more life quality than Bay.

    Cons

    Diversity / Comp is lower than the Bay Area

    Qualcomm2019-06-30
  3. "A fun and useful experience."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm for less than a year

    Pros

    San Diego Intern Events Flexible hours (manager dependent)

    Cons

    Work facilities (can be a bit out of date, lacking in amenities)

    Qualcomm2019-06-16
  4. "Okay to work for I guess"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

      I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

      Pros

      This place is decent

      Cons

      No room to move up

      Qualcomm2019-06-21
    • "Enjoy My Time Here, But Some Improvements To Be Had"

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      Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Boulder, CO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good work hours Good compensation Flex Time Off Interesting Work

      Cons

      Not as diverse as you'd hope Need more young talent to fill entry level positions Not in downtown area Not as many on campus perks (Location specific)

      Qualcomm2019-05-22
    • "Senior Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

      I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Challenging, Interesting Innovative work, good pay, and benefits.

      Cons

      Group disconnect, too many development branches.

      Qualcomm2019-05-18
    • "Great work environment"

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

        I worked at Qualcomm for less than a year

        Pros

        Great work environment and strong team spirit

        Cons

        Long hours, hard work, great campus

        Advice to Management

        No advice to be offered

        Qualcomm2019-03-18
      • Helpful (1)

        "Feedback"

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        Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
        Recommends

        I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Work with talented people and opportunity to learn on the latest cellular technologies

        Cons

        Less visibility to engineers Bad managerial skills overall

        Qualcomm2019-03-23
      • "Excellent engineering team"

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        Current Employee - Principal Software Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

        Pros

        opportunituy to work with highly talented engineering workforce

        Cons

        bad management practices have not helped company growth

        Qualcomm2019-03-17
      • Helpful (5)

        "Used to be great, now random unannounced layoffs"

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        Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Flexable hours Can work from home when needed 'unlimited vaction' good if decent tech lead Covers all health care premiums Always something interesting to work on ESPP 15% discount up to 15% of salary Promotion opportunity up to Senior Staff

        Cons

        Last 2 rounds of layoffs not even announced. Management even denied layoffs days before RSU now only for top performer (was 6-10%) Bonuses were 12%+, past 5 years about 6% Stock same price as 11 years ago. All internal tools are now horrible cause they either fired the teams that made them or fired everyone but one or two people to support the defunct tools. Any promotion above Senior Staff requires "Business Need"...

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        Advice to Management

        Announce layoffs before they happen. Stop spending massive amounts of money on new revenue streams and then cutting all funding and teams just before they make a product. Create a voting and non-voting class of stock so you can GIVE RSU!!!!

        Qualcomm2019-02-13
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