Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 22 September 2014
Updated 22 September 2014
1,643 Reviews
3.9
1,643 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 93 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 74 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome company

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    Current Employee - Hardware Applications Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Hardware Applications Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Get to explore a lot of things. Best health insurance. Lot of intangible perks and benefits. Working as a HW applications engineer in the Customer Engineering group, there is a good balance between work and life.

    Cons

    Lot of work to do. You will never have no work to do. I thoroughly enjoy the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work at!

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Great atmosphere and work culture
    Good pay

    Cons

    None that come to me! Great place to be at!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Former Employee - Government Affairs Intern  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Government Affairs Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm's Wireless Reach division is utilizing their cutting-edge technology in a variety of ways to improve the lives of the global population. The work was both rewarding and interesting. Great group of people to work with. Incredible benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes culture seemed a little bit static, likely due to Qualcomm's long existence.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    High caliber people, especially in the research center.

    Cons

    Communication between groups is limited. pay is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase transparency in which research projects are selected to mature to product level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Was ok..

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    I did not learn much

  8.  

    working on cutting-edge technology

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    get to work on latest technology
    good stock bonus (RSU)
    healthy work environment, flexible work hours

    Cons

    cash bonus not upto the mark
    salary increment is very small
    too many managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sometimes company`s stunning revenue doesnt correlate well with compensation for highly-rated employees

  9.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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    Current Employee - Engineer, Staff  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Engineer, Staff in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Innovation
    - Work satisfaction
    - Good teams to work with
    - Excellent benefits
    - Good management

    Cons

    - Always on the grind
    - Business realignments are very quick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, very smart people, tons of training, consistently rated a top company to work for in the US.

    Cons

    Qualcomm continues to shed its business units not related to the chipset division. Omnitracs is one such example. The business was profitable and was the founding business unit of the company, yet it was sold off to a private equity firm, leaving hundreds of employees having to make the choice to move to Dallas with the new owner, or to find another place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about employees before selling off profitable business units to companies that are going to relocate. There have been multiple business launched by Qualcomm that have lost hundreds of millions of dollars, yet are kept, so why sell off a profitable business unit?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    accounting specialist

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Beijing, Beijing (China)

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

    Pros

    good chance to learn and good benefit

    Cons

    A lot of OT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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