Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 13 September, 2014
Updated 13 September, 2014
1,621 Reviews
3.9
1,621 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.  

    Great place to work but could improve

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  2.  

    Good company, very picky

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good perks, lots of activities to do when not working or in downtime, and there are lots of resources to learn from.

    Cons

    Most of the jobs are programming based, and most of the employees are on H1B Worker visas because there are not enough skilled American workers, and as a contractor you won't get overtime pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat contractors with as much respect as full time employees get, and hire more Americans who are skilled and qualified and needing work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Technology
    Brilliant people
    Excellent Lab and other facilities
    No drama/politics
    Very nice package benifits

    Cons

    Less internal opportunities
    All work no play- usually working here is like racing against time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing good work and monitor signs for employee dis-satisfaction with internal opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Customers and result driven

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

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

    Pros

    Very strong in SOC hw design. Good work and life balance. Excellent benefits for dependents. Work is very deadline and customer driven

    Cons

    For new hires, sometimes it's difficult to get enough help to ramp up because everyone is so busy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    senior engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Integration  in  Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Product Integration in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is the best company I ever stayed. Nice company culture and good colleagues.

    Cons

    compensation is good, promotion depends on which dept. stayed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more consideration on the career development of the potential talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm is a large company with many different opportunites.

    Cons

    Qualcomm is a large company with many different challanges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in R&D, Keep rewarding great effort.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Staff Engg

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Calls typically start late so can put kids to sleep and take calls :-)

    Cons

    it would have been good if all employees in bangalore could be co-located in a single office

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Fast growing, cutting edge technology, great benefits

    Cons

    Great leadership, but too many layers. Very hierarchical. Not much options for individual contributors not interested in management tracks. Main business focus is in San Diego and for CDMA technologies. Struggles with global organization structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More choices for employees to grow laterally. Way too hierarchical and inflexible compared to Silicon Valley companies. Long term employees are good in one way, but are bad that they know only one way to do things. Innovation will be thwarted if status quo is the primary goal. Focus on fresh new ways of doing things and thinking outside the box at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good benefit. good environment. good company

    Cons

    high stress.fast pace. long hour.

  11.  

    Decent place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Great benefits. Smart people.

    Cons

    Politics politics politics. Inflexible.

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