Qualcomm Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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  • "Good compensation Good work/life balance Best work location(in 534 reviews)

  • "great place to work & good benefits(in 380 reviews)

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  • "affect work life balance sometimes(in 635 reviews)

  • "work life balance and long hours(in 224 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great, fast paced company

      Jan 24, 2021 - Staff Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Great Pay, great benefits, ability to advance

      Cons

      Work/Life balance was not great because there was so much to do. However, that is department dependent.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall, a great company

      Dec 9, 2020 - IT Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As someone in the field of IT, Qualcomm is a great place to work overall. The company is massive and there's a lot of things to do and a lot of directions you can go. There's great great opportunity to learn and the company is definitely trying to keep up with latest trends; we are frequently among the first to try out new products and one of the earlier adopters of new protocols and technologies out in the field. If you truly enjoy what you are doing and want to get ahead, Qualcomm definitely provides you with the tools to do so. Recent reorg in IT has made work-life balance better, and the shift to a flexible work schedule seems to be permanent, which is awesome. Decent benefits.

      Cons

      Overall compensation is a bit below market rate for the region, though pay increases the past few years have been well above average, maybe a result of the company settling the lawsuit with Apple and prevailing over the FTC. The large scale of the company and it's monolithic structure can be frustrating at times to deal with. Sometimes difficult to find out who is in charge of what. Work sometimes gets bogged down as there can be many groups that require approval to implement. Large size of teams sometimes allow situations where certain employees can get away with doing bare-minimum work while others pick up the burden. The term "rest-and-vest" is used derisively here, and many employees are just waiting to retire.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Qualcomm is an exciting cutting-edge tech company to work for!

      Jan 9, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      I've had a great experience working at Qualcomm for over six years. It's exciting to work on technology used in almost every smartphone across the globe. There is always plenty of work to do, but in my experience I've always had the right amount of work and responsibility - not too much but not too little. The work-life balance is great for software developers.

      Cons

      There is a lot to learn about wireless technology and modem software if you are joining with no experience in either. The learning curve is steep and for me it took years before I felt like I was actually becoming a solid individual contributor.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to work.

      Jan 14, 2021 - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Great place to work. Good pay, get to work with the smartest engineers on the planet, interesting work, good work/life balance.

      Cons

      Nothing that I can think of.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good experience

      Jan 19, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Work life balance is very good and learning experience too

      Cons

      Too much Politics and too laid back

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Good company to work for

      Jan 18, 2021 - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Very technical Engineers Good learning tools Long tem goal Good management Innovation

      Cons

      Too much micro management work-life balance thick middle management repetitive work

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great work

      Jan 19, 2021 - Systems Test Engineer 
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      Pros

      Work life balance and pay

      Cons

      boring work with no career growth

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Salary

      Jan 8, 2021 - Circuit Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good compensation Good work/life balance Best work location

      Cons

      No glaring weakness, no comments. Might be painful initially but get used to it

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good start

      Jan 8, 2021 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are good. Good teams and learning experience

      Cons

      Work life balance is not present

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jan 5, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
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      Pros

      Great work culture. Good work-life balance

      Cons

      None as of now. Good management

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