Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Very good company to settle down with

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexibility in timings
    - Great compensation

    Cons

    - Too execution driven.
    - Aggressive timelines.

  2. Team work and people management

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very aggressive schedules and fast paced work culture. Team work and people management learning is amazing.

    Cons

    technical learning is slow and career transition is bit difficult

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good stable company

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Top-notch patent program and compensation
    Good benefits
    Good PTO and sick leave policy

    Cons

    Review process is complex and rewards only employees with outspoken managers
    Too much emphasis on what have you done for me lately
    Promotions take too long
    Poor employees are hardly penalized

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  5. Senior Director of Engineering

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top Engineering talent works there, very good benefits, flexible work-life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Large company culture now prevalent, more bureaucracy, market pressures on the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on attracting and retaining top engineering talent now that there is more competition in the market.

  6. Great company

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing technologies and R&D, great fianancials

    Cons

    No clue about marketing. Sometimes too tactical.

  7. Staff Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, and generally interesting projects. Very smart people. Generally reasonable work expectations and good work life balance.

    Cons

    Very conservative in adopting new technologies. Very much product driven. Even in research divisions what we're able to research is limited by what we think can eventually be productized. And WAY too many lawyers. So much legal friction. I've actually had lawyers tell me how I should redesign my software so that they would have less work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Well and truly fork your new products from the IP moneytrain/nightmare. While all of our patents are making you rich, they make forward progress on new projects very difficult.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Test Engineer

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Nice colleagues and great working environment
    - Great opportunity to learn as first job after graduate

    Cons

    - Decent salary and reward
    - Business outlook a little fuzzy now

  9. Engineer

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intensive yet interesting work

    Cons

    Compensation doesn't reflect the effort you put in

    Advice to Management

    Compensation. Road Map.

  10. A rewarding experience

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities in the organisation

    Cons

    Work life balance need attention

  11. staff hardware engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    working time and place flexible

    Cons

    responsibility. less opportunities in San Diego area.

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