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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
1,830 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 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 90 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company.

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good vacation policy/Sick vacation
    Good 401k benefits
    Friendly and knowledgeable employees
    Very hardworking and dedicated employees
    Long term committed employees

    Cons

    Personal growth seems to be slow
    Compensation need to match up to industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great work, good perks and flexibility at work

    Cons

    Little stressful sometimes but a great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good enviroment and good management

    Cons

    need to improve the benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Awesome people with cool work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    The atmosphere of the place, being in San Diego, was laid-back but people worked hard at the same time.

    Cons

    Not too many cons. Not as many perks as other tech companies in the Valley? (No free food, etc.)

  6.  

    very positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Redmond, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very great place to work. Very very environment

    Cons

    may have to work in th out of hours to support worldwide OEMs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very nice management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Qualcomm wants to be market leader in whatever it does !!

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. No mid layer management crap. All people at senior levels have risen through the ranks.
    Excellent benefits for entire family. Perhaps the best in US!!

    Cons

    Employers in Bay Area pay atleast 10% more than what Qualcomm offers in San Diego. It is high time salary correction is made for San Diego employees since the cost of living at San Diego is similar to that of Bay Area.

    On a few days, work can get crazy and I end up staying long hours to finish it up...This perhaps is part of Qualcomm culture to give what it takes to keep customers happy!!

    Also, it is common to work during weekends, if you are in town

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to increase salary of the good top engineering talent to retain them, else there is too much money available at Bay Area, which will make good people quit Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Experience !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Very good environments, perks and pay for Interns. Work Life balance is good, you need to work for 5 days a week only.

    Cons

    Projects were good. However, you may not be lucky enough to grab a project of your interest. Training material was fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    WLAN Systems QA

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    one of the best places to work

    Cons

    gets busy for couple of months in a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice work place.

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competetive pay packages
    Competitive RSUs
    Flexible schedules
    Still a Young company with lots of scope for growth and to venture new areas at individual and organization level
    Management is mostly from Engineering and not Business
    A number of avenues to bring up new ideas

    Cons

    Though schedule is flexible it is still demanding due to the nature of the sector
    Need to be on the edge and deliver on a day to day basis to survive
    Offshoring at Qualcomm is

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider shift system as much as possible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fast Paced Organisation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Multiple learning opportunities, Great talent

    Cons

    Lot of political tussle. No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Office culture should be improved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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