Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,252 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.9 1,252 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(16 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world"
    in 80 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, Great People, Great Challenges - Innovation"
    in 103 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hard to strike a good work/life balance if you want to keep advancing"
    in 70 reviews
  • "I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases"
    in 55 reviews
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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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smart people, friendly atmosphere

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

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

Prossmart people, great technology, good benefits, working on some high volum products, encourage innovations, challenging

Consstable organization, limited upside, sometimes heavy workload, challenging work

Advice to Senior Managementnot much can be done further given a stable/mature company

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

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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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The right balance of work and life

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

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

ProsCompany has the technology, leadership team, and track record to succeed in a fast growing wireless technology world. The business model is very competitive and sticky. The company moves fast to stay at the forefront of wireless technology.

ConsWhen one works for the leader of the industry who pushes for continued technical excellence and on time execution, it can be stressful and sometimes leads to long hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your enemies closer. Wireless industry is one of the few growing pies; every large cap tech company wants a bite of Qualcomm. Many of our friends may become enemies as the economic balances change over time.

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

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Great work culture

Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO (US)

I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood work life balance
high salary

ConsVery less scope for innovation and growth

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Great Place to work !!! .. Yes it is...

Senior IT Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore (India)

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

ProsGood Culture
Good benefits
Two review cycles per anum
Fun place to work

ConsLot of work load
Need to plan very advance otherwise work life balance is miserable.

Advice to Senior ManagementHR Should consider updating their procedure/work flow to assess market based on employee profile but not on the overall business.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Qualcomm

ProsGood benefits including family medical insurance, competive

ConsHigh pressure, need to work overtime

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Very Good company with great package

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

Pros1-Talented engineers to work with
2-good learning experience
3-Flexibility timings

Cons1- sometimes pressure is high

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

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Qualcomm slary

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

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

ProsI have no major compalin about Qualcomm culture, worklife balance and benefit.

ConsSometime workload is too much.

Advice to Senior Managementno

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