Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
1,592 Reviews

3.9
1,592 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 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 93 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great place to work with talented people

    Cons

    Working environment , somtimes pressure to perform is high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more open discussions with people on Ground

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Make UK centre dynamic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Work life balance; accommodating personal circumstances

    Cons

    No new technology development work; no job rotation; job satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise effort

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, but could be lots better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer/Manager  in  Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer/Manager in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Exciting 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't let release engineering wire themselves into the process so only humans can roll a release.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Sunny San diego
    Sense of freedom and support to do what you like to do
    transparent practices
    full medical insurance

    Cons

    Compensation revision to outside market is kinda slow,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Hardware Intern
    Current Employee - Digital Hardware Intern

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

    Pros

    Open culture. Great compensation for interns.

    Cons

    Some people are racist, not comfortable to work with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those racists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Qualcomm Response

    Aug 27, 2014Manager Staffing

    Hello. I am sorry to hear you had this experience. If you would like to provide additional feedback or would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact me (Matt Hill) using my contact details ... More

  7.  

    Great place to work but could improve

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible daily schedules, Great health benefits, bonus and stock twice a year, Lots of perks

    Cons

    Deadline driven burns workers out, Could be more progressive in work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company, very picky

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer I  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer I in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good perks, lots of activities to do when not working or in downtime, and there are lots of resources to learn from.

    Cons

    Most of the jobs are programming based, and most of the employees are on H1B Worker visas because there are not enough skilled American workers, and as a contractor you won't get overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractors with as much respect as full time employees get, and hire more Americans who are skilled and qualified and needing work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    senior engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Integration  in  Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Product Integration in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is the best company I ever stayed. Nice company culture and good colleagues.

    Cons

    compensation is good, promotion depends on which dept. stayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more consideration on the career development of the potential talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast growing, cutting edge technology, great benefits

    Cons

    Great leadership, but too many layers. Very hierarchical. Not much options for individual contributors not interested in management tracks. Main business focus is in San Diego and for CDMA technologies. Struggles with global organization structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More choices for employees to grow laterally. Way too hierarchical and inflexible compared to Silicon Valley companies. Long term employees are good in one way, but are bad that they know only one way to do things. Innovation will be thwarted if status quo is the primary goal. Focus on fresh new ways of doing things and thinking outside the box at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good benefit. good environment. good company

    Cons

    high stress.fast pace. long hour.

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