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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
1,578 Reviews

3.9
1,578 Reviews
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
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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.  

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Traveling, Meeting Clients, Meeting senior executives, work with some of the best engineering talent in the mobile industry, work with competitive peers. Work life balance is good

    Cons

    slow growth, too much manual work, could do a better job at keeping life interesting,

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Nice benefits, Lots of Indians.

    Cons

    Stock options are limited. Salary below par.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best Internship.

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

    Pros

    San Diego, work on challenging projects, people and culture are amazing

    Cons

    Can't think of one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    staff engineer

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    good managemnent. Taking care og all employees

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. no miscomuunication...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning and networking experience.

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    Former Employee - Interim Intern  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Interim Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Interns are really taken care of, pampered almost. Loads of networking and learning opportunities. Interns are also encouraged to take part in activities outside work, like the IdeaQuest competition and community service.

    Cons

    Some interns face issues with being put in a team of their choice. Experience can depend on the mentor and manager you get.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture

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

    Pros

    - Great Work culture
    - Lots of inside company activities to participate like seminars, game competitions, technology competitions
    - Helpful and some smart people
    - Work from home and flexibility in work
    - great perks, relocation and healthcare benefits

    Cons

    - Average salary
    - Very difficult to know, whom to contact for specific problems
    - Lack of communication between software and modem team which some time delay your work
    - No clear define goals
    - I worked in Open source department where it's not very clear what need to achieve
    - Lack of growth in term of position and salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manager need to define work clearly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    They work to keep you happy

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Boulder, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boulder, CO (US)

    Pros

    First off, this review applies to the Boulder office. Other offices may be different.

    Good work/life balance
    Competitive compensation
    Work *can* be very interesting when working on cutting edge technology
    Smart co-workers

    Cons

    Little insight into project health - it may be good one day, then cancelled the next.
    Can be difficult working for a lead in a remote office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun internship

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    Current Employee - Interim Engineering  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    Great work culture
    Amazing intern benefits (housing, relocation, paid trip to San Diego, SF Giants game)
    Good work-life balance
    Excellent period for the company growth-wise

    Cons

    My original intern project was well-planned out but once my mentor quit, I was re-assigned. So project given is hit and miss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More the interns, the merrier

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good starting point for career in Silicon Valley

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA (US)

    Pros

    - Qualcomm has some cool hardware teams in Silicon Valley.
    - Can be a great place to pick up some embedded software or test engineering skills.
    - Good work-life balance
    - Free drinks/sodas

    Cons

    - Not as many opportunities as San Diego HQ
    - Feels like projects in the Bay Area are treated as experimental, and HQ is fine cutting entire teams/divisions
    - Takes a little too long to get promoted. Some employees deserve a promotion at least a year before it finally happens.
    - Salary is noticeably less than similar companies nearby, but Qualcomm's health, bonuses, and RSU program outweigh most companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are tons of amazing companies for software engineers in Silicon Valley. There needs to be more reasons for software engineers to choose Qualcomm over other companies. Qualcomm's benefits are great, but not as appealing to young talent as the perks/benefits of other companies in the area.

    Qualcomm's is working on some very innovative and exciting projects in the Bay Area. Why not give employees more of an exciting environment and culture, similar to nearby startups? Qualcomm's buildings feel too corporate for this region.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, free drinks, flexible work schedule, and great people to work with! Many internal resources to keep up with leading edge technologies and a large mix of different types of engineers and expertise.

    Cons

    Difficult to climb up the corporate ladder...many intermediate levels...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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