Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,254 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.9 1,254 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(17 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world"
    in 84 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, Great People, Great Challenges - Innovation"
    in 108 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hard to strike a good work/life balance if you want to keep advancing"
    in 74 reviews
  • "I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases"
    in 64 reviews
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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

Prosgood technology
some people are really pro

Consmost of the people are not very helpful

Advice to Senior Managementask one on one reviews instead of group reviews

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Good place to learn

Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsWork on cutting edge technologies. Salary is very good. People are very skilled and intelligent. Flexible working hours.

ConsWork pressure is high, especially during project deadlines. Very few opportunities for recreation like games.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

Senior Staff Systems Engineer/Manager (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsCutting Edge Work. Very Challenging

ConsCan get to be a sweatshop environment.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent company to work for

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

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

ProsGreat working culture and opportunities for growth. Work is appreciated well, good bonuses and raises. Work is always challenging and I never feel that work has become boring.

ConsNo cons to write about. Everything is good.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Internship! Would do again 10/10

IT Intern (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsWorked residential IT prior to the internship, was placed in a technical position and started learning how to support an enterprise. Personally, I had great management support and felt I was placed in the right area.

ConsThere are a lot of meetings with different groups of people. It can be extremely hard to follow someone not in your line of expertise.

Advice to Senior ManagementIT departments are hesitant to make an offer after an internship, unlike other areas.

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

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Great experience to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGood pay, great benefits, great people to work with

ConsIt is specific to me that the work was bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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So far so good

Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat experience- Very smart people - Learn a lot.

ConsVery long working hours - no life - salary not high - no overtime

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

ProsGood company, good pay, nice balance

ConsLong hours, limited room for growth in satellite office

Advice to Senior ManagementShare more with the team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to land your first job

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

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

Pros-Fantastic insurance policy
-Great half-year review cycle w/ pay raise
-Great location (San Diego)
-Pretty decent salary
-People are really smart

Didn't know what to expect going into Qualcomm right out of college but I couldn't have asked for a better first job experience. I had a lot of control on how I wanted to implement the tasks I was assigned (language, frameworks, etc) and also received a lot of help from my peers when I was stuck.

Cons-Same routine every day made work stale pretty quickly

Work got a little too "comfortable" (which makes me feel crazy to write in the 'Cons' section) but I wanted to take advantage of my early 20s and experience the crazy rollercoaster world of startups.

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

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Great place to work for and Great Benefits

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

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

ProsGood Benefits,flexibility to move with the company to different teams.

ConsIt might be stressful at some times as the work is demanding.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider consistence of the performance of an engineer rather than just one review to promote people.

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

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