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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Power Plant Operator 2

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    Current Employee - Power Plant Operator II in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Power Plant Operator II in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work load and Family time balance

    Cons

    Shift hours are on an almost individual basis and takes time to get use to.

  2. Learn a lot but in order to succeed you have to be popular

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RF Test Engineer
    Current Employee - RF Test Engineer

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Fast pace provides opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    If you are an introvert and only feel comfortable speaking to one or two people at a time, then you are doomed. Very competitive environment and it is easy to get lost in the crowd. Top heavy. Even though you helped manager save a lot of money and do quality work,if only few people know you,you remain unrecognized.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more love

  3. Good technology in IT spoilt by poor leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1) Excellent execution opportunity
    2) Operational excellence rewarded

    Cons

    1) IT leadership lacking vision
    2) Always worried to explore

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  5. Engineer

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - California in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - California in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, great reputation. People outside Qualcomm knows the hectic work schedule (this mean, easy to get another job: pun)

    Cons

    Lots of politics, Over-working schedule, good managers don't have time and not-so-good managers take away the credit of work

    Advice to Management

    Do what you advocate, preach, or market. There should be synchronization between what you say and do. If company has "challenging" time, we get shocked to know you have decreased our bonus, existing employees count, hiring freeze, etc. YET you took out bonus x-times that of last year to $ aaa-bbb Million (for just 10 people)!!!

  6. Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Nice focused company with a vision

    Cons

    Work schedules are very hectic at times.

  7. Qualcomm

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Layout Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Layout Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours. Skilled design team.

    Cons

    No overtime for consultants. No other complaints.

  8. Great Company to Work For

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great company to work for, market leading technology, great employee benefits, compensation, vacation, sick pay, 401K plan, & work environment.

    Cons

    Small fish in an ocean

  9. Work Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Qualcomm definitely offers work life balance. They have an open door policy where everyone is accessible in case someone needs more information or help.

    Cons

    Poor investment outlook on some R&D projects.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Upper Mgmt has become cocky and lead to downfall of the company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work, talented people and good perks

    Cons

    Upper Mgmt is super bloated. Let some of the guys go and retain ppl who do the real work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting million of $$ in to your pockets under "Retention Bonus" while on the other hand you're cancelling projects and laying people of.

    This is shameful!

  11. engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good hardware design and implementation

    Cons

    - Bad software practice
    - No end 2 end product, so hard for customer to know how good the hardware is

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