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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
1,839 Reviews
3.9
1,839 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 90 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Qualcommer for 10 years, I like Qualcomm !

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

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

    Pros

    Location, Salary, Growth Opportunity, Job Security

    Cons

    WorkLife balance, Procedures are not well established. big start up company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Field Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience. The managers and directors were very approachable and knowledgable ready to get their hands dirty. Great work environment

    Cons

    Sometimes it was necessary to work long hours and weekends to meet the deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been a bumpy road, work/life balance is not a priority

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, culture and diversity

    Cons

    Advancement is subjective and the organization if flat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just say Thank You!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Enriching experience working in different aspects of Wireless technology.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive, go-getter work environment.
    Technically savvy workforce that feeds off one another.

    Cons

    Long hours search for solutions to various Wireless connectivity problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Positive work environment really helped development of high quality products and suggest keeping it up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    High paid but high tensed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    High paid in the industrial standard

    Cons

    employee competence development only @ engineering personnel

  7.  

    Good company work life balance

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Overall good work life balance

    Cons

    None I have not seen as such

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Interim engineering intern

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

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

    Pros

    1) Great working environment
    2) Very smart coworkers
    3) Great locations (e.g., Silicon Valley and San Diego)
    4) Pretty decent salary
    5) They have an excellent intern program

    Cons

    1) In many groups, group meetings are not open to interns
    2) Long hours, specially for project deadlines
    3) Not as many perks as you would get in companies such as Google

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let interns learn more about other projects within the company

  9.  

    Excellent Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefit and fast pace

    Cons

    Long work hours when it is busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, not pushy management

    Cons

    Sometimes the environment becomes too informal. May be depending on the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formal training should be more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Staff Program 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

    Pros

    Very rewarding and flexible hours and management encourages collaboration.

    Cons

    Need better cafeteria food and pricing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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