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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Qualcomm

Pros

Great place to work with talented people

Cons

Working environment , somtimes pressure to perform is high

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have more open discussions with people on Ground

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Qualcomm

  1.  

    Heading into a new corporate life-phase

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    The benefits are very good, and reviews are 360 and regular as clockwork, with raises and bonus usually following. Non-cubicle environments for the most part. Nice facilities and amenities. Wicked smart people in core areas. Truly global in makeup and perspective. Technological leadership and market gorilla status. Relatively flat hierarchy and accessible management.

    Cons

    There's a cultural tendency towards empire building and slow responsiveness in dealing with nonperforming products and personnel. Seems stricken and hobbled sometimes by competing/conflicting business interests internally. Mediocrity seems tolerated in some areas because of the cash pouring in from licensing royalties. Over-bureaucratized an over-lawyered to a degree that is reflected in the products sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider 20% time like Google has--you have a lot of smart people who would make good use of it. Try spinning off new ventures at a pace that matches your acquisitions.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good Company, bad work environoment.

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Location, San Diego is a great place to work. Diverse work place, many amenitites. Wireless technology leader. The workplace is a very nice place to go, with many buildings and good facilities. They have many good benifits and on paper value the employee.

    Cons

    Highly political. Promotions and opportunity is not based on sill level but on how you are "liked" by upper management. Very hostile, non-cooperative work evironment. HR is used as a tool for revenge by workers. Employees not working together, no teamwork. The problem is the people. The company is a good company but the bad seeds ruin the work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the performance of your staff and get control of the HR department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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