Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
1,704 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 123 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 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 85 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    Good company for peple who are interested in wireless domain

    Cons

    No work life balance. work load is heavy at times.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Not a bad place to work for, but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Haifa (Israel)

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    working with cutting edge technology
    variety of technologies and teams, you'll get a chance to move between projects
    decent compensation compared to the Haifa region
    work life balance in some teams is good (but terrible in others)

    Cons

    moving up the title ladder requires performance but also a lot of politics, especially as you move up
    the review process is a joke and looks like a marketplace
    projects are frequently being canceled and the engineers spread across other teams (some might see it as a pro though)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the soldiers in the trenches, even if it will make your reports back to SD look a little less positive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    It is stable company to work

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy to handle

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment
    amazing Career growth

    Cons

    IT department is not treated the same as other departments. More preference given to engineering departments and teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work with

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working on cutting edge platforms and technology
    great work environment
    innovation highly appreciated

    Cons

    the experiennce in the company highly depends on your team manager, which doesnt turn out too well sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good. New opportunities

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Highly technical and cross functional teams

    Cons

    Meeting with deadlines which is normal with any job. Not many otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management

  8.  

    Great firm

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

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

    Pros

    Good team spirit
    lots of new technologies to learn
    able to pursue other activities besides work

    Cons

    compensation can be improved for example weekend support

  9.  

    An amazing place to work. No place is perfect, but this is about as close as it gets.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A focus on the employee and the quality of their life while at work and at home. Excellent benefits, great services at work - health clinic, gym, etc. Movies shown in company theater. Ceremony for veteran's day. Paul Jacobs was a very engaged CEO. Would talk to any employee. Would see him in meetings with all levels of employee. He loved getting his hands dirty with the engineers. Tons of respect for him.

    Cons

    Very much an engineering culture. If you aren't an engineer you can be made to feel stupid. Hard culture ot break into. Many people have worked there for their entire career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Preserve the culture of caring for your employees at all costs. You can't put a price on it and you do it better than enywhre I have ever worked!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Internship!

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

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

    Pros

    Great city, great company. Culture is a little iffy

    Cons

    Very long hours for full-timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide snacks for those who stay past 5!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 8 people found this helpful  

    Solid 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    + Work life balance
    + Good pay
    + Great benefits
    + Good, smart people
    + Stability

    Cons

    - Lifers are dragging the company down. They fill up the middle management ranks, and prevent new employees from rising up.
    - Lack of growth opportunities
    - Dry, boring company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat. Get rid of the lifers who have been sitting on their laurels for a decade. Make room for the new generation of motivated engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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