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Qualcomm Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
1,771 Reviews
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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.  

    Top employer for a new grad, great benefits, great culture

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

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

    Pros

    Top benefits, greate stock option, not a lot of company offer RSU to new grads llike Qualcomm.
    Pay is okay but lower than bay area average.
    Work life balance okay for my team: 9am-6pm, no extra time in evening for most of time.

    Cons

    Too many people working on same stuff and this might be because of a huge organization.
    Some team is hard to deal with, needs to go to mid management for approval if you want some data.
    Food in onsite cafe sucks and is expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-organize engineering teams; Improve food quality or reduce the price

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    One of the best companies in San Diego.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Great work life balance.

    Cons

    Room for advancement is very difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an employee performances far above their level then management should award and recognize them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great housing provided. Competitive compensation. Various intern events and guest lectures organized to enhance the overall experience. I would recommend the experience to anyone willing to get an exposure to some of the recent cool technologies.

    Cons

    Did not learn a lot as such on the technical side. Was given a step-by-step task which had to be implemented. The project was completely thought about by the upper management of the team and the specifications provided were sometimes vague, which made the implementation process very iterative and mostly boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior SW Engineer working in WIFI

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

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

    Pros

    Good professional work environment
    challenging work
    extra amenities and facilities

    Cons

    Sometimes there is work pressure
    Slow growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to diversify and explore new business opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Company going back to its roots--cellular communications.

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits and locally competitive compensation package

    Cons

    cliques everywhere, you need to have a well developed network to get anything accomplished

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Working as a Kernel stability and security engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Nice challenging work environment
    2. organized management

    Cons

    Not one I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good job up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Incredible learning environment with great perks

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

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

    Pros

    Access to tech talks and their own personal library.
    Great IT staff and tools.
    Start up feel with big company perks.
    Lots of gyms and bonding activities.
    Full disclosure: They treat their interns really, really well. Full time employees do not get the same perks.

    Cons

    As with most companies as an engineer you will spend a lot of time working. With Qualcomm's fast pace to stay three steps ahead of the competition it is hard not to be completely engrossed in your work. If you work here you should be of the mindset that your fun time is working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for in general

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

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

    Pros

    Love working here, great environment, great people.

    Cons

    It can be stressful at times, but not that cannot be handled

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun as an intern, but full-timers work hard

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic internship program, good pay, great recognition of employees' hard work

    Cons

    Not a great work-life balance for full-time employees, experience with management highly dependent on which team you are on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    senior software engineer

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

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

    Pros

    good benefit
    lots of online training~

    Cons

    always work
    no party, happy hour and so on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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