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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jan 9, 2020

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3.8
74%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
2,144 Ratings
  1. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager 

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    Work life balance is not good

    Advice to Management

    No advice as such to mgmt

    Qualcomm2019-09-30
  2. "Great to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 

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

    Pros

    Work ethics are great. lot of great folks to work with

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to achieve

    Qualcomm2019-09-27
  3. "Overall, great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ample learning opportunities, spacious office space, lots of perks, rewarded for performance, latest and greatest technology, competency.

    Cons

    Political environment, difficult to get work-life balance, high pressure work environment.

    Qualcomm2019-09-22
  4. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. San diego is an amazing city to live in.

    Cons

    Limited career growth. Management is not that good. A lot of talents choose to leave.

    Qualcomm2019-09-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work-life balance over salary"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance at entry-level. You get to work with the best of the best when it comes to IC design. Work hours are reasonable, and I rarely see anyone being too stressed about work hours at least in IC design team.

    Cons

    As you become more senior and lead a project, you need to have meetings with other parts of the world and often times, this means meeting at 10 pm. Also, the amount of meetings that managers have is often quite a lot which led many senior staff level engineers to quit and move to other companies. Also, total compensation package is not very competitive compared to the competitors. This also often causes staff and senior staff engineers to quit and seek for better compensation. Overall, a great company to learn the trade then move onto the better paying company.

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    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. Otherwise, they all leave and you're only left with people that have no other options.

    Qualcomm2019-09-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good but not great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Innovative approaches - Supports new ideas - Good health benefits - Decent performance bonus options - Location (San Diego)

    Cons

    - Poor management - Poor work-life balance - Overall compensation and base salary are lower than the market

    Qualcomm2019-09-12
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good scope for learning opportunities, Good benifits,

    Cons

    Sonetime work life balance hard to maintain, salary increment is not grat

    Qualcomm2019-09-12
  8. "Qualcomm is a great place to work if you have a thick skin and like working at the cutting edge."

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent location; decent management; good benefits

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance; Late-night calls.

    Qualcomm2019-09-11
  9. "great company to work for !"

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    Former Employee - Modem Firmware Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance and company benefits are good. So many talented people working together. I also liked the San Diego location !

    Cons

    Politics sometimes play a big role in your work life there, specially depending on for which team and manager you are working.

    Advice to Management

    Great company ! Keep up the good work

    Qualcomm2019-09-11
  10. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Technical growth Good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Work life balance difficult to manage

    Qualcomm2019-09-25
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