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Qualcomm Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
1,834 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.  

    Qualcommer for 10 years, I like Qualcomm !

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

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

    Pros

    Location, Salary, Growth Opportunity, Job Security

    Cons

    WorkLife balance, Procedures are not well established. big start up company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It has been a bumpy road, work/life balance is not a priority

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, culture and diversity

    Cons

    Advancement is subjective and the organization if flat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just say Thank You!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, not pushy management

    Cons

    Sometimes the environment becomes too informal. May be depending on the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formal training should be more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefit and fast pace

    Cons

    Long work hours when it is busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, good talent, good compensation, in general a good large company to work for...

    Cons

    Difficult to grow after a while, hard long hours make work/life balance difficult

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Fast paced company that pushes you to learn and discover new, great, things. Very positive experience.

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting work, team members are great and you develop good relationships with them.

    Cons

    Sometimes workload was very high and unevenly distributed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good Company

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Company . Great benefits.

    Cons

    Growing to next level depends on experience rather than contribution

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good vacation policy/Sick vacation
    Good 401k benefits
    Friendly and knowledgeable employees
    Very hardworking and dedicated employees
    Long term committed employees

    Cons

    Personal growth seems to be slow
    Compensation need to match up to industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Qualcomm wants to be market leader in whatever it does !!

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. No mid layer management crap. All people at senior levels have risen through the ranks.
    Excellent benefits for entire family. Perhaps the best in US!!

    Cons

    Employers in Bay Area pay atleast 10% more than what Qualcomm offers in San Diego. It is high time salary correction is made for San Diego employees since the cost of living at San Diego is similar to that of Bay Area.

    On a few days, work can get crazy and I end up staying long hours to finish it up...This perhaps is part of Qualcomm culture to give what it takes to keep customers happy!!

    Also, it is common to work during weekends, if you are in town

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to increase salary of the good top engineering talent to retain them, else there is too much money available at Bay Area, which will make good people quit Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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