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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 24 February 2015
Updated 24 February 2015
1,900 Reviews
3.9
1,900 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 90 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    to review the company status

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    free and can be have your own originality, bon the other hand, time can be handled and used with skill

    Cons

    beneift is not equal with other worldwide such as TAIWAN, activities need to be added for those who want to join

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instruction need to be more clearly, sometimes we can not know the main purpose when we proceed to do something

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    experienced hard time but rewarding period

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    technical rewarding, learned lots of techniques

    Cons

    very tight schedule, high pressure

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

    The best game in town

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Good sick/vacation time policies for professional-level employees (different policies for admin, entry level, etc.), on-site doctor's office at HQ
    * Numerous activities for employees (movies in the auditorium, discounts from theme parks, summer lunchtime events)
    * Top tech company to work for in San Diego

    Cons

    * Work-life balance means they add fun things to your 40+ hrs/week and expectation of reading e-mail 7 days a week, day and night
    * Some groups are better, more functional, more enjoyable than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd be happy with fewer perks if it meant not getting chided for waiting until Monday morning to respond to Sunday night e-mails.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employer of choice

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great place to work. I was treated well, compensated generously, given ample opportunity to grow my skills, and felt appreciated by my colleagues and business leaders.

    Cons

    Once you've worked at Qualcomm, it's difficult to consider working anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to treat employees well and recognize their contributions to the success of the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company in a city with limited opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    Job ecosystem is limited in San Diego

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great people, motivated, talented. Work experience and technical exposure is amazing.

    Cons

    Nothing, great perks, work env and location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be better to move away from contractors and focus on FT based workforce for Quality of product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great place to learn and work

    Cons

    There are no cons here

  9.  

    director of engineering

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Technology, Benefits, work-life balance choice

    Cons

    Targets, Silos, Indirect expenses, Lacks of Sales and BI

  10.  

    Good team and work environment making for a good work-life balance

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    Current Employee - CPU Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - CPU Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    I work for the CPU team where all the teams are pretty focused on their objectives with projects and their goals well defined. This creates a good work environment with exciting engineering challenges.

    Cons

    Nothing bad as such apart from I feel social interactions as work place are pretty less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good learning

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good team work, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    slow growth, less challenging work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    smartness is more important that number of year of exp

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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