Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
1,592 Reviews

3.9
1,592 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    senior

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

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    Cons

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  2.  

    it is ok ok...

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

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

    Pros

    we get hikes every 6 month,

    Cons

    you may stuck in the politics, sometime it is really hard to see your future perspective from manager. most of time you are just listener...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people should promote to employee if he is competitive at other position... sometime it's really bad.

  3.  

    Great benefits for interns - however you may experience long hours/boring work depending on team

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked as a Software Engineering Intern in their R&D department this summer. They have a really good internship program (rated top 5 in the tech industry or something) with great benefits. They pay well, and provide housing really close to the campus. Also the HR department organizes ample events to keep interns busy on weekends (beach days, bonfires, etc). Workwise, the R&D department seems to be have the most talent in the company - my coworkers all had Masters/PhD which made me feel out of place.

    Cons

    Some of my friends in QCT (their commercial division) complained about long hours or boring projects (they'd just spend their summer writing test cases). Personally I enjoyed my project so I guess it totally depends on the team.

    Also for R&D, to join fulltime they require you to interview again at the end of your internship. Just a heads up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more choices to interns on what teams they want (I was just assigned a team randomly, I think I just got lucky).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Probably the best company I ever worked for.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I think that the positive things about working for Qualcomm were the outstanding benefits package (free medical, dental and optical insurance), great pay, plenty of opportunity for advancement, excellent in house training and education benefits The working environment was stimulating in that there were always new projects in the pipeline so that you never got bored working on the same thing constantly.

    Cons

    The workload there was incredible and there never seemed to be enough time in the day or enough people to get it done although we all seemed to manage to get through it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work, great facilities, free coffee & soda, flexible hours

    Cons

    Not much supervision, so you better be confident in your abilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More weekly or daily feedback would be really helpful.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Company

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    Current Employee - Groundskeeper  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Groundskeeper in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the best compensation available.

    Cons

    CEO not available for lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More lunches.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Good perks

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

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

    Pros

    Great Work culture
    Great knowledge gain

    Cons

    Work Life Balance
    Salary Could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in to the market value and Inflation and adjust salary accordingly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Compay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Qualcomm is a flexible and interesting company to work for. Typically work is fun with opportunities for learning, travelling and taking on new challenges.

    Cons

    Often open offices are used (benefit for some I guess) and depending on which location you are in opportunities for switching projects or advancement may be limited.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No complaints

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits, love the people

    Cons

    work-life balance, no part time or flexible schedules

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    Pros

    Great facilities, good management, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Big company so little growth opportunity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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