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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
1,741 Reviews
3.9
1,741 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good pay but no work life balance

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay . Good reward for hard work through promotion or Bonuses etc . Open door policy and Work from Home option.

    Cons

    No work life balance . More managers than Technical People . In some groups work is more like copy paste job simply execution .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People with Technical knowledge who are not so good in management should be treated on par with people who are good in managing people but less technical knowledge .People who are good at managing getting preference in promotion over technically good people . There should be Technical growth ladder for people good in technology .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent work, people, location

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good People. Good work. Good housing. Great location. Great Work life balance. If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft.

  3.  

    Staff Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Edge of Technology
    Leader in the field
    Great Atmosphere

    Cons

    Long Hours and Work Pressure
    Shrinking deadline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please increase the resource due to the shrink timeline and deadline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fulfilling

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work on cutting edge research and create a huge impact

    Cons

    Working on product department can be challenging due to long working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Staff Engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a nice company with good team members

    Cons

    The campus is too huge and we need the commute bus to join the meetings in other buildings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company to work for

    • 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

    I worked for Qualcomm for 4 years, since the startup that I worked for was bought out.
    I love the direction the company is moving in and the vision of the executive management team.
    The review process is transparent and provides opportunities for growth.
    Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any. All around a great company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great work environment, enriching and satisfying experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPU Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - CPU Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    great pay, great team, great challenges, lots to learn

    Cons

    occasionally schedule gets hectic and have to burn the midnight oil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company at the heart of the mobile device revolution!

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    - Company products are in devices that everyone uses
    - Company delivers very complex solutions for very demanding customers
    - Very good chance for traveling on the job

    Cons

    - Has grown into a very large company, so your mileage will vary
    - Large corporate feel, politics can be a factor, less than ideal collaboration between teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more forthright in discussing the business in terms of ongoing challenges and competitors. Be more willing to take risks in growing the business with new product categories

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting high tech company with attractive benefits

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

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

    Pros

    You will have fulfilling experience of playing your part in enabling the leading mass market mobile technologies, and good learnings

    Cons

    Often you can be bypassed easily and recognition for your contributions is not so straight forward. Moving to next level can be hard as company gets saturated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Middle level management needs more open-minded and performance based.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    competitive place
    latest technology
    nice city
    good techies
    good learning

    Cons

    slow growth
    politics
    bad work life balance
    neutral compensation
    less diversified products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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