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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.9 1,540 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(111 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world(in 102 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology(in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees(in 91 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases(in 74 reviews)

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    Great pay, but bad work life balance

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Bangalore (India)

    ProsChance to work on latest tech, good pay and perks

    ConsWork life balance is not at all there, work culture is bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease make sure your recruit enough people to implement project rather than overloading the junior folks and over paying the bossess to sit on their shoulder and scratch their head frequently.

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

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    senior software engineer

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA (US)

    ProsDecent pay, good benefits and good job security policy.

    ConsWork pressure can be very high sometimes. Frequent reorganizations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont shuffle teams too much.

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

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    OK, but be prepared to work as a temp on a contract for a while.

    Material Coordinator (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsFun place to work, great people, nice perks, beautiful campus.

    Conshiring policy isn't the best. having to go through temp agencies isn't very promising.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work with

    Engineer (Former Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    ProsNice package Flexible working hours

    ConsSupport work
    includes lot of travel

    Advice to Senior Managementno voice for employees

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

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    Good learning experience

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsAmbitious and smart people, lots of oppor's to learn if you search for them. Fun options for meeting others outside work walls.

    ConsDifficult to get past politicking, bureaucracy, and outside of dept silos if you are there to get work done. Lots of talented people get promoted to roles they can't handle, don't want, or are not qualified for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining pop's for employees that are tied to on-the-job skill development plus across functions, and tied to career growth could be helpful

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    Test Engineer

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

    ProsNew technology, many new things to learn, many opportunities, many people are hardworking.. so one can get natural encouragement..or motivation

    ConsWork life balance is not there, People in power use their power to ruin someone's career. Biased

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould not be biased

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

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    Pretty decent company! Lot of technology and lots to learn.

    Director (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    Pros- Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment
    - Lot of learning opportunities, Great for junior/mid-level engineers
    - Very good health benefits, 401K, RSU etc.

    Cons- Sweat shop, lot of repetitive work
    - Too much Process overhead
    - Lot of management politics
    - Not very transparent

    Advice to Senior Management- Build-up a fun company culture
    - Improve salary packages
    - Value employees, they are not just a number!

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice as of now

    Associate Engineer (Current Employee) Hyderābād (India)

    Prosthe work life balance and the people here are really understanding and the open door policy

    ConsBeing the world number 1 fabless semiconductor company, its compensation doesn't reflects that.

    Less than that of a government job

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    Used to be great!

    I T Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsGreat campus, great food. Challenging environment.

    ConsQualcomm is a VERY large company and I can only speak for I.T. As with most large companies they tend to get management heavy. Management has to justify their position and in turn spend endless hours thinking of ways to tighten the noose. Things were much more creative and relaxed several years ago, now it is like kindergarten, constant reports, time cards, metrics and such. Raises have all but ceased and the great stock options are now a few RSU's.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the great people that Qualcomm works so hard to recruit do their jobs. Stop with the constant babysitting mentality.

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

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    Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    ProsOffer internal online courses for employees to keep up w/programs, regulations and/or learn new programs.

    ConsAcquisitions happen left and right which is great for the company but bad for current employees. New management often has no real experience and are put in management roles above those that should be managers. Unfortunately, this is how departments quickly go down hill and sometimes get eliminated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote those that fit the role not those that just talk about being great. If they can't even do what they ask their team to do then demote and put someone in place that can take the team to the next level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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