Qualcomm

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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
1,770 Reviews
3.9
1,770 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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  1.  

    Software Intern Blocked Projects

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    I didn't have to do much. The people I worked with were nice.

    Cons

    Hope you didn't actually want to work on anything useful. If another team owns the code you are using and it's buggy, get ready for weeks of help tickets followed by the decision that the functionality you need is no longer going to be supported.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Place to work, Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Boulder, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Boulder, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is one the best companies to work for. The salary is above national average and Qualcomm is one of the high paying companies. The benefits are really awesome, you get full health care coverage with very little copay.

    If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft. Hence Qualcomm may have issues in retaining talent.

    Bonuses and stocks are given to employees but again they could be much higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If Qualcomm wants to.retain their top talent they should really start paying their top performing engineer higher salary so they are not tempted by offers from other companies and also give much higher bonuses and stock grants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Okay company, Could be worse, Could be better

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    Current Employee - Test Technician, Intermediate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Test Technician, Intermediate in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    (As a contractor) Work with cutting edge technology, great experience, opportunities for increasing your technical skills.

    Cons

    (as a contractor) Long hours, Overworked, 0 benefits, no room for career growth, top-down shifted blame, out of date documentation, very little hire-on training, and burn-out environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've been on good teams and bad teams in Qualcomm over the last 4 years.

    The good teams tend to encourage innovation, assign 1 project at a time to a contractor, have plenty of resources to handle those crunch times, give on the job training, have great attitudes, and allow career growth.

    The bad teams I have been on have top-down blaming toxic atmosphere, assign ridiculous schedules to contractors, provide no support and lack of resources for getting the job done, force you to work long hours due to assigning multiple tasks/projects at the same time, and do not listen to solutions to problems.

    For the good teams, I don't have much advice other than thank you for the great experience and keep being that great example :)

    For bad teams, serious interventions need to happen. Please less blame and more focus on solutions to problems that did not spawn out of a contractor. Also, having enough resources to do the job, and handle those crunch times when they come would be great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Yield Engineer Intern

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Qualcomm takes care of their interns with free lunches and catered dinners.

    Cons

    None! It was a great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and take care of your interns!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Innovating always so many opportunities to make a difference

    Cons

    Not a lot of growth and movement in the company so a bit challenging to excel

  7.  

    Test tech

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    Former Employee - Test Tech in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Test Tech in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more temps as direct hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong execution, many smart guys.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Many smart guys and strong in execution.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, relatively weak compensation package compared with competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring smart people, and provide better perks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    People ,work environment,401k,health insurance,good palce to work at.
    Work life balance.

    Cons

    Middle management.
    Marketing.
    Long working hours for some divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very friendly atmosphere, great learning opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    challenging environment and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    It was fun working as an intern

  11.  

    Great place to work!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Its a great place to work and managed by excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Like all big organizations it has its own share of challenges. Nothing too bad.

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