Qualcomm

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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 1,546 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(114 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 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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    Overall nice

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Markham, ON

    Proscutting edge of technology
    great experience and generally great people

    Consstressful work environment
    long hours
    perks don't necessary offset lack of overtime pay

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

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    Interesting and rewarding job under constant high pressure

    Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) Markham, ON

    Pros- Interesting projects and assignments
    - Very professional and knowledgeable people
    - There are many chances to show your abilities
    - Compensation is quite good

    Cons- Very high work load and constant pressure because of changing priorities
    - Not sufficient resources to handle all work
    - Poor communication between teams
    - Poor planning
    - Hard to get promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove planning and resource accunting. Get teams communicate between each other.

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

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    Very good environment and experiences

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    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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    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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    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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    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 Place to Work!

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsChallenging work, great facilities, free coffee & soda, flexible hours

    ConsNot much supervision, so you better be confident in your abilities

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore weekly or daily feedback would be really helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat facilities, good management, and good benefits.

    ConsBig company so little growth opportunity

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Compay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsQualcomm is a flexible and interesting company to work for. Typically work is fun with opportunities for learning, travelling and taking on new challenges.

    ConsOften open offices are used (benefit for some I guess) and depending on which location you are in opportunities for switching projects or advancement may be limited.

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

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    No complaints

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary, benefits, love the people

    Conswork-life balance, no part time or flexible schedules

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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