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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 January, 2015
1,843 Reviews
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1,843 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes over loaded with tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Engineering intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

  3.  

    Overall nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    cutting edge of technology
    great experience and generally great people

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interesting and rewarding job under constant high pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Markham, ON
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Markham, ON

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve planning and resource accunting. Get teams communicate between each other.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very good environment and experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great work life balance. Great people

    Cons

    Very political organization. Hard to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software/Systems Test Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Software/Systems Test Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Good place to work
    Challanging technology to wrok
    Excellent techie guys to wrk
    Free food
    Flexible timing

    Cons

    no proper planning
    work life bal is bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Always learn and improve when work at Qualcomm

    Cons

    Internal software team are not using the cutting edge technology, stablility is more important than fancy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    software engg

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Company values, perks, life balance

    Cons

    personal growth, promotions, i guess

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    design engineer

    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    pay a lot of insurance, good food nice restroom

    Cons

    poor food and gym, no air condition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    inprove food and air conditions

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