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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.9 1,540 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(111 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world(in 102 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 91 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases(in 74 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proswork on the leading technologies

    ConsGreat company to work for

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood work

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

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    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern

    Interim Engineering Intern (Former Employee) Markham, ON

    ProsGreat technology company to work for.Good pay, Benefits

    Consdoes not provide strong mentorship

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful workplace

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Markham, ON

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

    ConsNo cons that I can think of.
    Great people, great culture, great management.
    Startup culture. Attention to employees.

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

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    Neutral

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsGood pay, benefits, different and interesting work

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementEducate lower level management to respect employees as people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Summer Student (Current Employee) Markham, ON

    ProsPay, perks, strong work environment

    Consintense hours, not strong mentorship

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

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    Test Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBest Place to work. Good

    ConsTemporary work term. That was the problem.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company ruined by politics and dishonesty

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood money, flexibility in working hours

    Cons1.) There is higher than usual amount of what I would term vicious politics (its like a war in a zoo honestly); my direct superior distorted information constantly before giving info on project progress to middle management thereby making the real person doing the work look bad to make them look good - they will constantly throw you under the bus.
    2.) Lack of transparency and dishonesty; lots of closed door meetings where you are excluded because its more politics than work.
    3.) Backstabbing & gossip - lots of it.
    4.) Your direct report may not want to share knowledge necessary to do the work because they fear you will take over their own jobs, for the same reason they will not document work.
    5.) Culture clash - if you must work here you must be well versed in Chinese/ Indian values/ culture, for example, if you say what you honestly think and are completely honest, it may be considered a 'loss of face' and you will be punished. You dare not argue a valid point with superiors too.
    6.) Bad staff are let to stay because they are friends of management.
    7.) Limited chances for career advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain Chinese and Asian managers on Westerrn culture and values so there is no cultural conflict.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work is challenging

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Markham, ON

    ProsWorld leader in phone processors, so there's stability.
    Challenging work

    ConsCan get boring.
    Too much red tape.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Markham, ON

    ProsGood work/life balance. Excellent work/team environment. Great management.

    ConsSometimes over loaded with tasks.

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

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    Engineering intern

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent facilities for interns like free accommodation, free surfing lesson, baseball games and lots of social activities.

    ConsProjects are not very challenging for graduate students, more suitable for an undergrad student.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice

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