Qualcomm Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 10 Aug 2020

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
321 Ratings
  1. "Very nice place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, England

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility Good technologies to work with

    Cons

    Too specialized positions The office can be too quiet sometimes

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst interview experience"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The building looked nice and the receptionist was very kind.

    Cons

    I feel obligated to post this as it's still on my mind. I interviewed for Qualcomm over a year ago in their cambridge office. The interview was with 3 people, 2 of which were nice however the mid-level interviewer was incredibly rude to me. I was nervous and struggled to answer questions I usually know the answer to and I was ordered around in ways such as "sit down." "Dont say anything." To make matters worse, at the end of that stage of the interview, the interviewer asked me my ethnic origin and also mocked my credentials as a junior at the time. Overall my worst interviewing experience.

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  3. "Supportive people, tight deadlines."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, people go out of their way to assist you if you need help. Always working on the latest and greatest.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best, was formerly CSR and is still in transition from CSR to Qualcomm, so some Admin things might take a while and slow work down. Very very demanding and tight schedules.

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  4. "Bluetooth IP Software Development"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bluetooth IP Software Engineer in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment . Good technology

    Cons

    Since company buy out there is a lot of code merging instead of RnD

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Test Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies and multi cultural environment

    Cons

    Not much documentation available. Teams are split all over the world

  6. Helpful (3)

    "Management lacking skill"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Farnborough, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good engineers to work with, decent resources for learning.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and micro-management. Work is stressful and a lot of pressure is exerted on engineers.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "I'll informed and very closed networked cult"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Depends on your sex n whether you possess a honey coated tongue

    Cons

    Horrendous aggression and propagation of cult like vulture bullying tactics, fully backed by up close network of "elite".

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  8. "Lots of good materials to learn"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Lots of free ebook, e-training resources to for us. This is very good, as I enjoy reading ebooks.

    Cons

    Current market for mobile isn't as good as a few years before, so feeling pressure now.

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  9. "Big company, lots of stuff to learn"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Very good place to work, best in industry.

    Cons

    Oversea office feels remote from head office

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Was OK, it's just going to be downhill from now."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is average. Was a stable safe company. Stock awards were good for the top performers. Was nice travelling to San Diego from time to time.

    Cons

    I get ashamed of how rubbish and technically incompetent are some of the managers, don't understand how they were ever promoted. That doesn't speak very high of the top managers. Executive management think they understand the market, they obviously don't, they have been negligent at best. The environment is pretty toxic, nobody cares about anybody, you need to put your limits and set the expectations right from the first day or face being exploited. The company is focusing into moving most teams to India, low quality but will work for peanuts and long hours, I am sure Qualcomm will learn the hard way, just rubbish will come out of the India projects, there is no innovation.

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