Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,264 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.9 1,264 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(23 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world"
    in 84 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, Great People, Great Challenges - Innovation"
    in 108 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hard to strike a good work/life balance if you want to keep advancing"
    in 74 reviews
  • "I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases"
    in 64 reviews
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Very good environment and experiences

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Qualcomm

ProsVery smart and focused people to work with.
Lots of resources available for research, professional development, etc.
Very open and enjoyable environment to work in.

ConsWork life balance is very poor during "crunch" times and could be improved in general.
Work hours and work load is highly team dependent.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is doing well in its attempts to accomodate to the needs of employees, but it should communicate with employees even more effectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Non-Technical

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsI loved my internship. I learned so much and was given real responsibility. I was treated like a member of the team and not just the "intern." I felt valued and I enjoyed coming to work every day. Overall it was an amazing experience.

ConsSome of the fellow interns seemed to view me differently because I wasn't an engineer

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hard working guys will get their reward

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

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

Prosopportunity to learn cutting edge technology
know industry top professionals

Conslong working hours; tight deadline

Advice to Senior Managementlife/work balance

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

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Overall a great company with excellent growth prospects.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsTechnology leader with focus on future products.

ConsVery consensus based, can be difficult to be an individual leader.

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

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Awesome company to work for. Get to woo the on Cutting edge technology

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm

ProsCutting edge technology
Flexible hours..
Great health benefits and other perks
Very good work culture
Good bonuses and stock

ConsFood in the cafes is not good and not subsidised either. Its more expensive than what we get outside.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the cafe contactor and subsidise the food

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Good Learning Environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

ProsGreat place to start a career, excellent learning ground for those willing to put effort. Good benefits

ConsLack of Work/Life Balance, Very harsh deadlines, Over 60hrs/week minimum

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

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Good company for intern

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

ProsThe company keep seeing opportunity as mobile market keep growing globally.

ConsSalary might not be as high as other same type companies

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

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Intern Experience

Product Test Engineer (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA (US)

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

ProsIt is an awesome place to work for if you get an Intern as a Test Engineer as you get to meet lot of people and really helps for your career

ConsSOme times you feel that you are given a lot of work

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

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Engineer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Qualcomm

ProsGood benefits, nice working environment, high-end technologies

ConsGot not thing to complain :)

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Cutting edge technology in wireless communication

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

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

ProsQualcomm, San Diego is great place to work. Well paying employer. Great benefits. Bonus, stock options, salary raise, every 6 months.

ConsSometimes long hours of work

Advice to Senior ManagementMore focus on work-life balance.

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

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