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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 26 February, 2015
Updated 26 February, 2015
1,901 Reviews
3.9
1,901 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.  

    verification engineer

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    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    - cutting edge technology
    - great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    - outside silicon valley, always viewed as replaceable.
    - hard to get some really interesting jobs out of silicon valley

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    1 good pay, benefit
    2 product has high market share

    Cons

    1 They focus on deadline not the design. They didn't design right in the beginning and keep missing deadline, which will bring lots of pressure to everyone.
    2 They cannot or don't want to keep experienced people. When you want to ask a question, nobody know the answer and they just CC around the email. If a person get green card, he will leave the company right away in silicon valley.
    3 Company politics are involved everywhere. Every 6 months, they will start organization restructuring. I didn't know who is the boss of my director, as this person keeps changing.
    4 They outsource lots of jobs to India, where it turned out some project had failed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1 Focus on design not deadline. If you design it right, you will meet the deadline.
    2 Keep experienced people. Don't lay them off and replace them with low-cost and non-experienced India labors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best companies to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer, Staff in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Engineer, Staff in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    - Innovation
    - Work satisfaction
    - Good teams to work with
    - Excellent benefits
    - Good management

    Cons

    - Always on the grind
    - Business realignments are very quick

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was a challenging

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    Current Employee - Staff, Engineer in Kanata, ON
    Current Employee - Staff, Engineer in Kanata, ON

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge, challenging environment and good benifits

    Cons

    Hectic, work life balance is not good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    work on the leading technologies

    Cons

    Great company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern

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    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Markham, ON
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Markham, ON

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Great technology company to work for.Good pay, Benefits

    Cons

    does not provide strong mentorship

    Recommends
  8.  

    Wonderful workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

    Great technology company to work for. Challenging and interesting. Very good to anyone who loves engineering. Best in field.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.
    Great people, great culture, great management.
    Startup culture. Attention to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, different and interesting work

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, some managers are not prepared to be managers, "wild" Asian culture is in an effect with some leads/managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Educate lower level management to respect employees as people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    Current Intern - Summer Student in Markham, ON
    Current Intern - Summer Student in Markham, ON

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern

    Pros

    Pay, perks, strong work environment

    Cons

    intense hours, not strong mentorship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Test Engineer

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Pros

    Best Place to work. Good

    Cons

    Temporary work term. That was the problem.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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