Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,252 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.9 1,252 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(16 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world"
    in 80 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, Great People, Great Challenges - Innovation"
    in 103 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hard to strike a good work/life balance if you want to keep advancing"
    in 70 reviews
  • "I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases"
    in 55 reviews
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OK, but could be lots better.

Staff Engineer/Manager (Current Employee)
Cambridge, East of England, England

I have been working at Qualcomm

ProsExciting technologies, a chance to change how customers use mobile technologies. The people you work with are mostly great. There are plenty of resources for things like equipment.

ConsThe appraisal process is poor, there are no real reviews, even though there are two a year, little happens in looking back over the last 6 months, you're scored, but there's little in the way of discussion. Training is sporadic and project planning is haphazard.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let release engineering wire themselves into the process so only humans can roll a release.

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Amazing

Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe people are amazing to work with

ConsCouldnt answer as I didnt experience any cons

Advice to Senior ManagementThe best place to work for

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Qualcomm

ProsGood benefits, nice working environment, high-end technologies

ConsGot not thing to complain :)

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Cutting edge technology in wireless communication

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsQualcomm, San Diego is great place to work. Well paying employer. Great benefits. Bonus, stock options, salary raise, every 6 months.

ConsSometimes long hours of work

Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on work-life balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

ProsProvide relocation and apartment
Possible part-time opportunities

Consproject management is not really organized

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great engineering company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat work environment, smart people, excellent benefits. Training opportunities are second to none. If you are an EE then there is no better place to be. Good pay.

ConsIf you are not an EE there are limited growth opportunities (outside traditional corporate functions). Only one exec is not an engineer (again, outside the traditional corporate functions). Lots of arrogant, very smart, but very arrogant people.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to kill programs that have no future. Many programs are maintained just to give engineers something to do.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent company to work for and to have a career.

Senior BSA (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Qualcomm full-time

ProsThey treat their employees with respect, dignity and provide them an environment to succeed. Everyone has their own office with a door. Granted most offices are small, but you have the ability to shut your door and really get some work done and think and perform. It was the most productive environment I have ever been able to work. Medical benefits are awesome

ConsSalaries are low due to the incredible health benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementChange nothing, keep letting people having their own offices with a door. Do not move to a cube or open air work environment. They will ruin your work environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor for less than a year

ProsProgressive company. Laid back, but expectations are high. Work from home occasionally. Pay.

ConsThe traffic on the 5 and 805 is very slow moving during rush hours.

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senior engineer

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

Prosgood learning and leading role in industry

Constoo much work. No balance between work and life.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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staff engineer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Qualcomm

Prosgreat place to work, great benefits, great employee culture

Consvery stressful at times,pressur cooker environment

Advice to Senior Managementreduce the pressure on employees

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