Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 21 October, 2014
Updated 21 October, 2014
1,686 Reviews
3.9
1,686 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, Cutting edge work (if you're lucky enough to be assigned to it) (in 121 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 109 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 110 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 83 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 an 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 an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 an 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. 7 people found this helpful  

    Solid company

    • 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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    + Work life balance
    + Good pay
    + Great benefits
    + Good, smart people
    + Stability

    Cons

    - Lifers are dragging the company down. They fill up the middle management ranks, and prevent new employees from rising up.
    - Lack of growth opportunities
    - Dry, boring company culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat. Get rid of the lifers who have been sitting on their laurels for a decade. Make room for the new generation of motivated engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to work

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Technology, Work Culture and Leadership

    Cons

    Compensation can be slightly better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very Content

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

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    The atmosphere is casual and provides a for a nice working environment. The structure of the company is very organized.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment. If only the San Diego area was more lively during the night.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall, I love it here

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Qualcomm in general has a strong culture and genuinely seems to care about its employees. They provide a lot of opportunities for development, and good compensation, especially for strong performers.

    Cons

    Perhaps this is typical of large companies, but they need to look at trimming the fat in mid management levels. There are too many people with minimal contributions who have their position merely because of seniority and playing political games. On the positive side, it seems like efforts are being made in this area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat, and make sure to take care of your best people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work with great benefits

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    Technology,Fast paced work ,You always keep learning every day as you

    Cons

    Less Trainings,High Pressure ,Work life balance is not good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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