Qualcomm Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated 12 September, 2014
Updated 12 September, 2014
1,621 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience at Qualcomm. Lots of learning opportunities.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Automaiton Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Automaiton Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    best work culture
    no dress code
    flexible timings
    good lunch meals
    beautiful campus . lots of buildings

    Cons

    long hours
    very tight schedule
    labs have machines which are noisy sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience. One of the best place to do your internship.

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

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

    Pros

    Very good hourly pay, good accommodation, frequent intern outings and events

    Cons

    Tough work environment with a need to constantly prove yourself

    Recommends
  3.  

    It is a great company to work at

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great company with an amazing location (San Diego)

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    • 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work, but...

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    • 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.  

    Interview

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SSE  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - SSE in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good to be in role.

    Cons

    Hectic timings and tooo many calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    MST Engineer

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    Current Employee - MST Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - MST Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Learn lots of things, good coworkers

    Cons

    lots of overtime job, not much funny things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good experience

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    • 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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