Qualcomm Reviews

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

3.9
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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.  

    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.

  2.  

    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.

  3.  

    Staff Engg

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Calls typically start late so can put kids to sleep and take calls :-)

    Cons

    it would have been good if all employees in bangalore could be co-located in a single office

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  5.  

    Excellent

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    Former Employee - PCB DESIGN  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - PCB DESIGN in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great Work staff and management

    Cons

    good pay, great location and ambient

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it the same

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience and smart people. Constantly working with new projects and new challenges as business grows.

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great working experiences, smart people, great pay and benefits. Wonderful cross-functional support and teamwork. Exiting company to work for.

    Cons

    Giant company = giant bureaucracy and limited scope. As far as your workplace experience, your mileage will vary, depending on what group you work in and who you work for. There are some wonderful leaders in upper mgt, and also some who really don't deserve to be there. Most higher ranking positions are increasingly filled externally, rather than promoting from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I consistently see poor decisions made by upper management and executives due to the fact that many of them do not understand the repercussions at the working level. In such a large company, executives can easily be removed from the reality and consequences of their decisions. This can be fixed through better information sharing through the ranks, as well as a commitment to internal promotions, rather than external hires into the higher ranking positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    One of the best Engineering Company You'll ever find in this planet

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, work-life balance, Transparent Management and the most important cutting edge technological work for growth.

    Cons

    Politics because of some cunning people which is part of the corporate style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management should more focus into business development areas.

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    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Qualcomm is a great place to work, where you have many opportunities to learn and are recognized for your contributions.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    The number one reason to work at Qualcomm is for the work culture. The engineers are professional, talented, humble, and treat each other with respect. Also, anyone interested in being at the forefront of the explosive mobile technology industry should certainly consider working here.

    Cons

    There are few cons to working at Qualcomm. Some who only value compensation might complain that Qualcomm doesn't offer the highest pay of all software engineering positions out there, but the compensation is still pretty good, and the other perks and benefits more than make up for the difference.

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  9.  

    pretty good

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    * Good work
    * Good manager
    * Good pay

    Cons

    * Bad food and it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exciting, fast paced work culture

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Focused, motivated, helpful people; lots of opportunities to learn new stuff

    Cons

    Fast pace, longish hours (but hopefully you are having fun during those hours)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to minimize unproductive meetings

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    Positive Outlook
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  11.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    As a company Qualcomm is a great company to work for. Compensation and benefits are above-average.

    Cons

    Middle managements are bureaucratic and out there for themselves.
    Growth opportunities are limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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