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Qualcomm Reviews in San Diego, CA US

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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4.3 769 reviews

31% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(53 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Great company to work for

    Senior Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsWork life balance
    Employees and management are considerate and caring
    Compensation and benefits are above-average

    ConsGrowth opportunities can be limited, though salary increases are consistent with the market

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow employees to transfer laterally to gain a better overall experience

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Probably the best company I ever worked for.

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

    ProsI 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.

    ConsThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing Company

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

    ProsSome of the best compensation available.

    ConsCEO not available for lunch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore lunches.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company, Good perks

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

    ProsGreat Work culture
    Great knowledge gain

    ConsWork Life Balance
    Salary Could be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook in to the market value and Inflation and adjust salary accordingly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging yet satisfying

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

    ProsVery stable company. If some division gets closed for business reasons, employees are not fired but moved to different group within company
    Good Bonus/ Perks/ Total_Compensation
    Complete review twice a year - very few Tech Corporations have it
    Quick on Immigration Processes - Best point for international professional

    ConsPlenty of Pressure. Work Life Balance in several team is pathetic
    Corporate Politics - expect it if you want to grow and foster
    Too many emails - more than 500 in a day ( one can filter it out)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

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

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

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    Great company to work for!

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsTons 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.

    ConsIts 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exccelllent organization, challenging work, great co-workers and a good market position.

    Senior Staff Engineer/Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsYou will be working with some of the best people in the trade. Qualcomm has been carving a stronger and stronger market position for itself. This makes the company comfortable in taking risks (nor all of which pay off) - hence innovations is highly prized (second only to execution)

    Compensation is good. The company adjusts to any changes in the external marketplace readily and quickly. This means that it shall not be the "most' you can get - but you will be very close - and hopefully the other intangibles will more than make up for any difference.

    People at Qualcomm are very helpful and collaborative. Team spirit is present everywhere. Generally speaking everyone is competent and many are arguably the best in the business.

    ConsWith a few exceptions, Qualcomm does not make end products directly. It must read the minds of large cell phone makers, network providers etc. There is always a difference that must be compensated when shipping the product.

    So, in several teams - especially which work on customer facing roles, life shall be very busy - and even chaotic - with a lot of pressure. If there is factory that has stopped making phones - or a phone's launch is at stake - all because of a bug you are working on, the pressure (and visibility) can be intense.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn general Management does a very good job keep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Perfect place to do an internship

    Design Verification Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsGood project which helps you get familiar with practical skills of industry level; You have a great mentor to help your learning; Good pay; Also they provide the interns with fantastic housing!

    ConsI would say for internship, Qualcomm is almost perfect!

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    Excellent place to work

    Senior, Staff Systems Analyst (Current Employee) San Diego, CA (US)

    ProsExcellent benefits, leadership and career growth

    ConsWork place can get boring at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep people engaged with interesting work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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