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    Senior Systems Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefit. Pretty good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It may not be the best place if you want to learn some new knowledge and extend your knowledge scope.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Qualcomm is the one if you want a stable job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, opinion of everyone is respected, one can easily interact with senior folks including directors with any hesitation or boundation, no hard-bound time scehdule

    Cons

    expectations are high, at times work may be too hectic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work-life balance should be focussed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company is best at mobile platforms.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Technology and thought leader in mobile space. Questionable strategy and ability to expand beyond mobile.

    Cons

    Very large, consensus driven organization. Decisions are slow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    office culture, diversity

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    Current Employee - Probe Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Probe Hardware Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    great atmospher, great people, amazing opportunities to learn

    Cons

    repetitive work, follows too many processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Standard company.. Used to be much better

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

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

    Pros

    Regular work, good performing company.. and stable job.

    Cons

    Depending on the group - opportunities to grow are limited. Satellite offices are pretty isolated and the promotion structure is really about who you know and whether your manager is aggressive enough, rather than work output. It used to be an engineering company, meaning design and new innovation oriented, but now it's a product oriented company - who wins the rat race to get the barely good product out the door. The ones at the top who've been there > 10-15 years have all sort of settled down, where as the people at the bottom do all the work for minimal bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) There is no pride in what we do anymore, because we are constantly pulled from one project to the next.
    2) Way too aggressive timelines and teams basically want to push the blame from one to the other.
    3) You've cut down slowly on every benefit, that now you're no different from a middle of the road tech company in employee compensation/benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging in maintaining work life balance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    There is always personal growth and unlimited knowledge gain if you willing to work hard and smart. Management is very understanding and flexible, open for discussion.

    Cons

    Due to demanding schedule and timeline for projects, work life-balance are being trade-off. Expected to work very long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Business Analyst for QMS

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    great food service
    fair evaluations for performance
    Excellent parking
    experienced management

    Cons

    lack of pay - underpaid
    lack of co-worker communication - closed offices
    poor ability to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to grow people who wish to accelerate based on passion instead of degree

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company loosing it's touch!

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

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

    Pros

    - Great History and great technology and great potential
    - Teams are very talented engineering wise, a lot of smart, knowledgeable people

    Cons

    - Growing middle management that does nothing except politicking around
    - Unable to execute in adjacent markets as well as core business (Modems, App processors)
    - Outside HQ, company culture is missing and non existence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Qualcomm in SD is great, but to be successful you need agile in all major offices and focus in establishing strong culture of innovation
    - walk the walk in encouraging technology innovation rather than focusing too much on Wall street

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good overall experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Competitive benefits
    Many options available for in-house training programs to enhance knowledge and skills

    Cons

    Huge organization globally, communication between geographically separated teams is not sufficiently effective

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better project management and planning required to reduce work load on employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    you could see what you do comes as an end product that is going to be used by you and the people around you;

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Job pressure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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