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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
1,771 Reviews
3.9
1,771 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.  

    Good intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    good place to work

    • 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 place to work, encourages innovation. Good work-life balance. Good benefits

    Cons

    Mediocre pay and very slow pay increase

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Too much politics and too many clowns

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of smart people

    Cons

    - Too much politics
    - Too many clowns over there
    - It is joking that quite a few people with little technical background and leadership are directors or even above directors

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  5.  

    life at Qualcomm Atheros

    • 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

    Friendly working environment. My manager and coworkers are very nice and helpful. I got a lot of flexibility to finish my job on my own way.

    Cons

    no work life balance in my team. always weekend and after-hour support in the whole years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good perks and benefits

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    leader in mobile chipsets and no competition

    Cons

    hectic work throughout the year

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good Company

    • 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

    Takes care of long standing employees. Good place for highly technically driven people.

    Cons

    Can be political at times, and lacks work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    experienced hard time but rewarding period

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    technical rewarding, learned lots of techniques

    Cons

    very tight schedule, high pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Lots of things to learn. Competitive salary and work environment is good. Friendly colleagues. Ease to access the campus using the shuttle service provided by qualcomm.

    Cons

    Less personal growth, no work schedule and no paid overtime. you have to learn the things on your own if you want to survive.

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    Staff Engineer

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    - Good Benefits

    Cons

    - Lots of "buddy" system. You're kind of doom if you don't belong to some inner "circle"
    - Management do not to have vision to improve overall process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    poor work life balance

    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good technologies and good benefits

    Cons

    Adding more pressure is not a good way to increase productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers need to improve their positive management skills.

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