Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
1,622 Reviews
3.9
1,622 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.  

    Lots to Offer

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of Flexibility and resources at your reach. Qualcomm is demanding but also provides many services for its employees and does the best it can too make sure you don't leave.

    Cons

    Many hours of work are expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is a great company to work at

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

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

    Pros

    I interned here during the summer 2014. It is a great company definitely. They take good care of inters. The housing is super awesome and the work is super cool.

    Cons

    The actual assignments to particular teams happen very late, almost like 2 weeks before the start of internship, which was not desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company for Engineering Work and Growth

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

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

    Pros

    Great support for practicing world-class engineering (library, tools, etc.) plus great support for healthy living (on-site clinic, gyms, healthy food, sick days as needed, etc), work-life balance, and community support (volunteering, charity contribution support, etc). Great campus environment (farmers market, festivals, fairs, etc). Great learning opportunities (courses on-campus, streamed, and/or on-demand are available).

    Cons

    It is a big company in a very competitive and rapidly changing industry. You have to be and stay on top of your game. Qualcomm gives you plenty of support but you have to deliver. You also have to put some effort to find the right fit for your skills or grow into a new position/role as projects and/or goals change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a big company, so it would be nice to have a structured internal exchange program to get engineers exposed to other departments and bring with them best practices and technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with an amazing location (San Diego)

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Best in the industry, great location, great people, flexible work hours, great benefits and list goes on.

    Cons

    No competition for employee talent within San Diego compared to other tech hubs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Marketing Manager

    • 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

    Pros

    Great place, excellent collaboration and good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    work life balance could be challenging depending on what you are working on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff, Engineer  in  Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Staff, Engineer in Kanata, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge, challenging environment and good benifits

    Cons

    Hectic, work life balance is not good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Does not feel like a product company in the recent years

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work with the newest in technology. Lot of talented people around to learn from. It is easy to move around teams and learn new things.

    Cons

    Projects are almost always understaffed in the recent past. The number of hours you put in reflects on you review even if you are more productive than others.

    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Interview

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good to be in role.

    Cons

    Hectic timings and tooo many calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but...

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers care about the work they do and are willing to work together. Good opportunities to a certain level, health benifits and stock RSUs are good.

    Cons

    In the middle of a major culture shift.... new CFO is more about the $$ less about the people or culture that made Qualcomm great. Upper management momentum limited by all the QUALCOMM lifers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should never be shareholders over employees......

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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