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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good company ruined by politics and dishonesty

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    good money, flexibility in working hours

    Cons

    1.) 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 ManagementAdvice

    Train Chinese and Asian managers on Westerrn culture and values so there is no cultural conflict.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work is challenging

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Markham, ON
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Markham, ON

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can get boring.
    Too much red tape.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Engineering intern

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    • 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

  6.  

    Overall nice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Markham, ON
    Former Intern - 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting and rewarding job under constant high pressure

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    • 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
  8.  

    Very good environment and experiences

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    • 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best game in town

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Good sick/vacation time policies for professional-level employees (different policies for admin, entry level, etc.), on-site doctor's office at HQ
    * Numerous activities for employees (movies in the auditorium, discounts from theme parks, summer lunchtime events)
    * Top tech company to work for in San Diego

    Cons

    * Work-life balance means they add fun things to your 40+ hrs/week and expectation of reading e-mail 7 days a week, day and night
    * Some groups are better, more functional, more enjoyable than others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd be happy with fewer perks if it meant not getting chided for waiting until Monday morning to respond to Sunday night e-mails.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Experience at qualcomm

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    training, work life balance, company values

    Cons

    lack of lateral movement within organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support lateral movement within organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Qualcomm Korea intern

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    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Pay is good.

    Cons

    But people do not care for interns.. you shouldnt expect to learn new things while there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should pay more attention to how to manage interns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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