Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,262 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.9 1,262 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(22 ratings)

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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world"
    in 84 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, Great People, Great Challenges - Innovation"
    in 108 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hard to strike a good work/life balance if you want to keep advancing"
    in 74 reviews
  • "I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases"
    in 64 reviews
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Good company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

ProsGood company, good pay, nice balance

ConsLong hours, limited room for growth in satellite office

Advice to Senior ManagementShare more with the team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to land your first job

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

Pros-Fantastic insurance policy
-Great half-year review cycle w/ pay raise
-Great location (San Diego)
-Pretty decent salary
-People are really smart

Didn't know what to expect going into Qualcomm right out of college but I couldn't have asked for a better first job experience. I had a lot of control on how I wanted to implement the tasks I was assigned (language, frameworks, etc) and also received a lot of help from my peers when I was stuck.

Cons-Same routine every day made work stale pretty quickly

Work got a little too "comfortable" (which makes me feel crazy to write in the 'Cons' section) but I wanted to take advantage of my early 20s and experience the crazy rollercoaster world of startups.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work for and Great Benefits

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsGood Benefits,flexibility to move with the company to different teams.

ConsIt might be stressful at some times as the work is demanding.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider consistence of the performance of an engineer rather than just one review to promote people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company

Lead Engineer Senior (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGood technolgy to work
work life balance
Good technolgy to work
work life balance

Conspackages can be better.
need more benifits like in US

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful workplace

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Markham, ON (Canada)

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

ProsGreat technology company to work for. Challenging and interesting. Very good to anyone who loves engineering. Best in field.

ConsNo cons that I can think of.
Great people, great culture, great management.
Startup culture. Attention to employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome place to work for

Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsLots of new opportunities. Scope of career growth is high

ConsToo much work at times. Personal life goes out of the window from time to time

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

ProsDecent work culture, clever people

ConsLong hours possible; compensation not too great

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Great place, thanks Q

Program Manager (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVersatility in work. Many opportunities to move around and do different things.

ConsCan be a very political environment in some functional groups. At times politics distracted actual good work getting done.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

ProsBenefits are the best at this gig.

ConsCompany is way too big

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Qualcomm - good place to work for; however work hours are long

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

Proseasy to move jobs within Qualcomm; very hands-on approach by most folks who stay in the lab. Very interesting products to work on. Job is very secure.

Consvery top-heavy
long hours are expected.
However Pay is much lesser than other tech companies

Advice to Senior Managementto retain employees you should try to pay more

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