Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
1,588 Reviews

3.9
1,588 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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.  

    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
  6.  

    Customers and result driven

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very strong in SOC hw design. Good work and life balance. Excellent benefits for dependents. Work is very deadline and customer driven

    Cons

    For new hires, sometimes it's difficult to get enough help to ramp up because everyone is so busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Lead  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Lead in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Technology
    Brilliant people
    Excellent Lab and other facilities
    No drama/politics
    Very nice package benifits

    Cons

    Less internal opportunities
    All work no play- usually working here is like racing against time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing good work and monitor signs for employee dis-satisfaction with internal opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Employees and management are considerate and caring
    Compensation and benefits are above-average

    Cons

    Growth opportunities can be limited, though salary increases are consistent with the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to transfer laterally to gain a better overall experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Staff Engg

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Calls typically start late so can put kids to sleep and take calls :-)

    Cons

    it would have been good if all employees in bangalore could be co-located in a single office

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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