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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.  

    Great benefits, good market strategy , could use better leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    Pros

    Excellent RSUs, bonus, health plan and vacation time. Average base salary. QCOM offers engineers the opportunity to work on a variety of technologies.

    Cons

    Many old timers promoted to managerial positions lack planning /leadership skills. Daily status meetings (mornings, evenings and weekends) makes work/life integration difficult. Too many processes negatively impact the execution of the projects in a very competitive market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mergers and aquisuitions should be followed by a good integration strategy. Consider promoting people with both technical and leadership skills to managerial positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experince

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

    Pros

    good technology , great minds

    Cons

    Bad Work-life , politics, Hectic work schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to improve and dig deep in to lower levels

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK, but be prepared to work as a temp on a contract for a while.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Material Coordinator in San Diego, CA (US)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great people, nice perks, beautiful campus.

    Cons

    hiring policy isn't the best. having to go through temp agencies isn't very promising.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Company

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst

    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  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great facilities, good management, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Big company so little growth opportunity

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

    Amazing company!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work place, teams, benefits

    Cons

    Company is getting bigger and lot of projects ongoing.

    Recommends
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good number of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Too big of a company. A bit difficult to get out of the rut if you get in a poor division or group

  10.  

    Great company to work for!

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

    Pros

    Tons of challenging engineering problems to solve. Great work life balance. Its in San Diego, which is a fantastic city to live in, weather, beaches, outdoors. Compensation is merit based, so if you are performing well the bonuses and stock grants every 6 months will reflect that.

    Cons

    Its hard to collaborate between teams. Multiple painful and time consuming processes that are more optimized towards integrators and bug tracking then towards streamlined development and engineering. The company is top middle heavy with too many directors and sr directors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Good compensation in engineering industry.
    Awesome working environment. Friendly staffs

    Cons

    Repetitive work
    SG branch still small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more r&d opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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