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Great place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Qualcomm

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great place to work with talented people

Cons

Working environment , somtimes pressure to perform is high

Advice to Management

Have more open discussions with people on Ground

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Good colleagues; poor managers, and very slow career growth

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and very bright people. If you are lucky and working on a reasonable project, it can be fun.

    Cons

    Upper management believes in its own technical skills too much. They won't branch out and won't understand new things. They understand at one level that the licensing business won't last forever, but don't actual support the people they hire who understand other businesses and technologies. The growth opportunities are also very, very limited. It's a "time in grade" approach to promotion.

    Advice to Management

    You've hired bright people; believe them. Treating folks out of top universities with many years internal experience as if they were interchangeable cogs is both rude and foolish.

  2. Heading into a new corporate life-phase

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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