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  1.  

    A solid company with great benefits and opportunities to learn but missing life-balance

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

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

    Pros

    Currently employed at Qualcomm and I am enjoying the opportunities to take on big tasks right at the start. The benefits are excellent (ESPP/RSU/401K among best in the industry), great health care, and a nice campus. Team is very receptive to assist when needed. I feel that I can develop a very strong career here with live long learning by working with this top-tier talent. We have a great CEO that values what is important for long-term growth versus what makes stock holders happy.

    Cons

    The culture here seems to be "work first, family second" without directly saying it. While no one will force you to work long hours, the culture seems to dictate it. I know people that had to work over holidays and sacrifice family trips. While this isn't uncommon in our industry, it's sad to see it continued here. The social events that Qualcomm holds for their employees are very far and few between (I know some groups have more than others but my group has very few). I've worked for other semiconductor companies where this was the opposite.

    As a result of the culture, it seems like employees want to get their things done and go directly home. There is very little socializing out side of work or team-building. When I've tried to organize events for my group to meet even for a simple happy hour, it was met with little enthusiasm. I know work isn't meant to be "social hour" but it is nice to have team camaraderie. Life isn't all about the 9-5 (well, more like 8-8 here).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please work on life-balance and promoting more of a light-hearted team atmosphere. Even though Qualcomm is under enormous pressure to perform, it pays dividends when the team isn't constantly stressed out. I really like working here; make me love working here!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good team and work environment making for a good work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPU Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - CPU Design Engineer in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    I work for the CPU team where all the teams are pretty focused on their objectives with projects and their goals well defined. This creates a good work environment with exciting engineering challenges.

    Cons

    Nothing bad as such apart from I feel social interactions as work place are pretty less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good learning

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good team work, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    slow growth, less challenging work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    smartness is more important that number of year of exp

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture

    • 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

    Leadership embodies the values they espouse, very collaborative and some wicked smart engineers. Company believes anything is possible and will work to make that true. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the greatest and planning could be better ... planned. Not much in the way of career planning either - you just keep slogging away until its your turn to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit pay structure across the board - not just the top execs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great atmosphere and good benefits.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good benefits, good atmosphere, good people to work with.

    Cons

    It is hard not being at the main company location, which is San Diego.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    a good place to work

    • 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

    Like a startup with good cash flow and big size. Encourage team work and creativity and a lot of training opportunities.

    Cons

    many meetings for a decision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Staff engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits and good salary.
    Cutting edge work in telecommunications field.
    Good base for future career.

    Cons

    Life work balance is no longer met
    Not much Cohesion between teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more vision and invest properly in emerging technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    great

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

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

    Pros

    Work culture is flexible. Employee friendly, Perks are good.

    Cons

    Never ending work. More people tracking then working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work Life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing place to work

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    The company culture is innovation, and the people here truly uphold that. I was always learning and being challenged. All my coworkers were friendly and willing to answer my questions. This is an engineer's dream of a company.

    Cons

    I've heard that your experience at Qualcomm varies from team to team. However, from the interns and full-times that I've talked to, those "bad" teams are quite rare here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Qualcomm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Most of the features are Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    zero work life balance in few teams

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