Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 28 September, 2014
Updated 28 September, 2014
1,652 Reviews
3.9
1,652 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 118 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 103 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 82 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Qualcomm india experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    very challenging technical environment. Good pay.

    Cons

    Tough timelines
    ramp up time not optimum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for debuggers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Experience both coding and hardware experiences, with mixture of software and electronics.

    Cons

    Monotonous and repetitive job. Lesser options for a beginner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring up more enthusiastic opportunities for the freshers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    flexi work hours. lot of perks. good outings

    Cons

    too much work at times

    Recommends
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  5.  

    It is a great company to work at

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Hardware Intern  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Digital Hardware Intern in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I interned here during the summer 2014. It is a great company definitely. They take good care of inters. The housing is super awesome and the work is super cool.

    Cons

    The actual assignments to particular teams happen very late, almost like 2 weeks before the start of internship, which was not desired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company for Engineering Work and Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

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

    Pros

    Great support for practicing world-class engineering (library, tools, etc.) plus great support for healthy living (on-site clinic, gyms, healthy food, sick days as needed, etc), work-life balance, and community support (volunteering, charity contribution support, etc). Great campus environment (farmers market, festivals, fairs, etc). Great learning opportunities (courses on-campus, streamed, and/or on-demand are available).

    Cons

    It is a big company in a very competitive and rapidly changing industry. You have to be and stay on top of your game. Qualcomm gives you plenty of support but you have to deliver. You also have to put some effort to find the right fit for your skills or grow into a new position/role as projects and/or goals change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a big company, so it would be nice to have a structured internal exchange program to get engineers exposed to other departments and bring with them best practices and technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great People, great compensation, great technology

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

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

    Pros

    Working with great people and cutting edge mobile technology. Great compensation package.

    Cons

    No job security. Our team and office were always at threat of being shut down. That did eventually happen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great products, good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Type of work, location, benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes stuck supporting same product lines.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company,going very strong

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    -Compensation is good
    -Work on many projects
    -Lot of interaction with cross functional teams
    -Half-yearly bonus cycles

    Cons

    -High stress work environment
    -Bangalore center is focused on project execution
    -Limited opportunity to explore new things as the work is very repetative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Please maintain the work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with an amazing location (San Diego)

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Best in the industry, great location, great people, flexible work hours, great benefits and list goes on.

    Cons

    No competition for employee talent within San Diego compared to other tech hubs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Marketing Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Great place, excellent collaboration and good growth opportunities.

    Cons

    work life balance could be challenging depending on what you are working on

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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