Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
1,678 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 119 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 106 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 84 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    to review the company status

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Solid company

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

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

    Pros

    + Work life balance
    + Good pay
    + Great benefits
    + Good, smart people
    + Stability

    Cons

    - Lifers are dragging the company down. They fill up the middle management ranks, and prevent new employees from rising up.
    - Lack of growth opportunities
    - Dry, boring company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat. Get rid of the lifers who have been sitting on their laurels for a decade. Make room for the new generation of motivated engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best summers I have had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Boulder, CO (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Although the experience might be team dependent, my team was fantastic, project was great, manager was super chill (got to go golfing with him), and the support for interns is fantastic! We had SO many intern events and were definitely well taken care of.

    Cons

    Not San Diego, CA so we sometimes didn't get to work on all the cutting edge stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Get to work on cutting edge technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work culture, good work-life balance, innovating environment, management is good too.

    Cons

    Less competitive salary compared to other companies, relocation not so easy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company that will help you to develop and raise your standards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Good perks+salary+training+projects

    Cons

    No work life balance and the management will expect you to be active all the time including night hours.
    Personal growth is sometime halted due to politics involved inside the teams.
    No proper communication between engineers and senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the life/time/health of employees before deciding on number of projects and time to complete the projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Good culture.Good culture cood culure.

    Cons

    Too much work is schedule

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Awesome experience as an intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice perks as an intern and good compensation

    Cons

    The work you do depends on the team you end up in. Work ranges from building a new product to running a few test cases (depending on which team you are in and what the team lead believes an intern must do).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None that i can think of. My managers were awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Almost 10 years of experience, multiple different groups within Corp and QCT IT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company, great benefits, flexible work hours, good people to work with and lots of different departments and things to do.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to manage, promotions from inside are hard to come by unless you're a very political person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the good employees you have, instead of trying to replace them with consultants that disappear.

  10.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software/Systems Test Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software/Systems Test Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great. Good opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Competition and disorganization are high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good company for peple who are interested in wireless domain

    Cons

    No work life balance. work load is heavy at times.

    Recommends

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