Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 31 August, 2014
Updated 31 August, 2014
1,598 Reviews

3.9
1,598 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Markham, ON
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Markham, ON

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting and rewarding job under constant high pressure

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    learn a lot, good environment

    Cons

    easy task, not quite exciting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work, but...

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Co-workers care about the work they do and are willing to work together. Good opportunities to a certain level, health benifits and stock RSUs are good.

    Cons

    In the middle of a major culture shift.... new CFO is more about the $$ less about the people or culture that made Qualcomm great. Upper management momentum limited by all the QUALCOMM lifers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It should never be shareholders over employees......

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Sunny San diego
    Sense of freedom and support to do what you like to do
    transparent practices
    full medical insurance

    Cons

    Compensation revision to outside market is kinda slow,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great !!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FAE  in  Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - FAE in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    A lot of on-line courses you can learn by yourself make you never boring.
    Nice work atmosphere, environment and colleagues.

    Cons

    Just like other big companies, it is bureaucratic and full of unnecessary meetings without any outcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please show us clear road map of this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Qualcomm subsidiary, MediaFLO USA intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gained useful marketing research experience and an understanding of broadcast media. This was before the rise of iPhone dominated mobile video viewing.

    Cons

    Busy work as it was an entry-level position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Hardware Intern
    Current Employee - Digital Hardware Intern

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Open culture. Great compensation for interns.

    Cons

    Some people are racist, not comfortable to work with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those racists.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Qualcomm Response

    Aug 27, 2014Manager Staffing

    Hello. I am sorry to hear you had this experience. If you would like to provide additional feedback or would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact me (Matt Hill) using my contact details ... More

  11.  

    Great place to work but could improve

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible daily schedules, Great health benefits, bonus and stock twice a year, Lots of perks

    Cons

    Deadline driven burns workers out, Could be more progressive in work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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