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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 1,542 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(112 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 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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    Every people are very intelligent and with passion for his work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsQualcomm offers an very innovative workplace. also good employee benefits.

    ConsLarge company with very process. sometimes it's not so flexible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Place to start your career

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

    ProsThe review is respect to QCT
    -Colleagues are friendly.
    -Has reviews twice a year
    -Management is not informed if you are trying to switching internally until you get an offer.
    -Better Work/Life Balance
    -Exposure to bring-up

    Cons-Not much challenging work
    -Attitude of finger pointing to other teams while resolving borderline issues.
    -Political in nature. Promotions are given more to favorites rather than on merit. This largely affected the morale of the team I was in and overseen the departure of great talent both internally and externally.
    -Not enough ownership is handed to engineer.
    -Lots of redundant teams doing the same work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove the redundancy in teams by providing distinct responsibilities for them. Foster engineering culture and value an engineer. It doesn't take more than couple of sick leave for a talented engineer to move out!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Strong company with limited opportunities for growth.

    Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Orlando, FL (US)

    ProsReasonable work hours and wages. Opportunities to work on interesting products. Rich history of leadership in certain technologies on cellular, mobile phones, etc.

    ConsPoor opportunities for progress in technical roles, no support for long term career planning, excessive levels of office politics and internal rivalry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more assertive with management of acquired companies. Provide better opportunities for career development, with a greater focus on long term goals.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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