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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
1,734 Reviews
3.9
1,734 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 123 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 85 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly, creative company, but as ruthless as any when the chips are down

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good salaries; approachable management; friendly, informal working atmosphere; opportunities for creativity and innovation.

    Cons

    Project management can be chaotic; lack of business focus in some departments; projects are too engineering-led, often guided by chief engineers' hobby-horses rather than what the customers wants.

    Finally, take Qualcomm's loud support for ethical business practice with a pinch of salt. It is a corporation, and its loyalty is to its shareholders, not its staff. In the Cambridge office we anticipated some downsizing, but were shocked by its speed and its scale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Given that the world economy is going to collapse completely in the next couple of years, I have no advice other than that they should take the money and run.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and fast growth comany

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    - fast growing business
    - reward hard working

    Cons

    - career movement can be slow
    - although a hi-tech company, thejob is not necessarily interesting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - considering the google 20% style
    - satisfying employee not only by compensation, but by encouraging internal role shift

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    It's A Retirement Home

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good working environment - very flexible on hours, dress code.
    Work not too stressful..

    Cons

    Boredom, slow pace. Not enough work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more work! And get people talking to each other more.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Make UK centre dynamic

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    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK, but could be lots better.

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    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Place to work, Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Boulder, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Boulder, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is one the best companies to work for. The salary is above national average and Qualcomm is one of the high paying companies. The benefits are really awesome, you get full health care coverage with very little copay.

    If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft. Hence Qualcomm may have issues in retaining talent.

    Bonuses and stocks are given to employees but again they could be much higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Qualcomm wants to.retain their top talent they should really start paying their top performing engineer higher salary so they are not tempted by offers from other companies and also give much higher bonuses and stock grants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Yield Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Yield Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Yield Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Qualcomm takes care of their interns with free lunches and catered dinners.

    Cons

    None! It was a great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and take care of your interns!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Creative Collaboration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor

    Pros

    lots of space to be proactive, innovate, and self manage. open door culture and relaxed attitude. Lot´s of effort in terms of global collaboration, telepresence and support initiatives. truly global attitude and operation.

    Cons

    when hired as temp to full time, the temp part .... well, they treat you like you are from a different planet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good intern experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get awesome accomodation plus cab service plus cool projects plus 20k

    Cons

    Projects might be boring some times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Projects should be decided after getting to know the interests of the students

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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