Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
1,592 Reviews

3.9
1,592 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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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.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Sunny San diego
    Sense of freedom and support to do what you like to do
    transparent practices
    full medical insurance

    Cons

    Compensation revision to outside market is kinda slow,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Hardware Intern
    Current Employee - Digital Hardware Intern

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Open culture. Great compensation for interns.

    Cons

    Some people are racist, not comfortable to work with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those racists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Qualcomm Response

    Aug 27, 2014Manager Staffing

    Hello. I am sorry to hear you had this experience. If you would like to provide additional feedback or would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact me (Matt Hill) using my contact details ... More

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  5.  

    Good company, very picky

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer I  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer I in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good perks, lots of activities to do when not working or in downtime, and there are lots of resources to learn from.

    Cons

    Most of the jobs are programming based, and most of the employees are on H1B Worker visas because there are not enough skilled American workers, and as a contractor you won't get overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractors with as much respect as full time employees get, and hire more Americans who are skilled and qualified and needing work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work but could improve

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible daily schedules, Great health benefits, bonus and stock twice a year, Lots of perks

    Cons

    Deadline driven burns workers out, Could be more progressive in work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good benefit. good environment. good company

    Cons

    high stress.fast pace. long hour.

  8.  

    Decent place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great benefits. Smart people.

    Cons

    Politics politics politics. Inflexible.

  9.  

    Customers and result driven

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer Senior Staff  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer Senior Staff in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very strong in SOC hw design. Good work and life balance. Excellent benefits for dependents. Work is very deadline and customer driven

    Cons

    For new hires, sometimes it's difficult to get enough help to ramp up because everyone is so busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    senior engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Integration  in  Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Product Integration in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is the best company I ever stayed. Nice company culture and good colleagues.

    Cons

    compensation is good, promotion depends on which dept. stayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more consideration on the career development of the potential talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Lead  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Lead in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Technology
    Brilliant people
    Excellent Lab and other facilities
    No drama/politics
    Very nice package benifits

    Cons

    Less internal opportunities
    All work no play- usually working here is like racing against time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing good work and monitor signs for employee dis-satisfaction with internal opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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