Qualcomm

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Qualcomm Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated 26 November, 2014
Updated 26 November, 2014
1,742 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams (in 131 reviews)

  • Exposure of cutting edge technology, Fast paced environment (in 114 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 114 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 90 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Yield Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Yield Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Yield Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Qualcomm takes care of their interns with free lunches and catered dinners.

    Cons

    None! It was a great place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and take care of your interns!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for in general

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Love working here, great environment, great people.

    Cons

    It can be stressful at times, but not that cannot be handled

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun as an intern, but full-timers work hard

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic internship program, good pay, great recognition of employees' hard work

    Cons

    Not a great work-life balance for full-time employees, experience with management highly dependent on which team you are on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    senior software engineer

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    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    good benefit
    lots of online training~

    Cons

    always work
    no party, happy hour and so on

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Test tech

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

    I worked at Qualcomm as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more temps as direct hires.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

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

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

    Pros

    People ,work environment,401k,health insurance,good palce to work at.
    Work life balance.

    Cons

    Middle management.
    Marketing.
    Long working hours for some divisions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent benefits, great culture

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance if you're on the high-level software teams.
    Excellent pay and benefits, they prefer hiring the interns back for full-time instead of recruiting outside of the company. So if you're an intern you are almost guaranteed a return full-time offer from them. Their returning full-time offers are usually way above the market average, too.
    Great culture. Everyone here is smart and know what they are doing, they are friendly and are usually willing to help.

    Cons

    Not so much professional growth if you're not an EE.
    HR department is not helpful and people there are arrogant. They are not very willing to negotiate and might even consider you as being ungrateful when you try to discuss your offer with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The individual teams need to be more prepared before the interns come onboard so that the interns can get to work on more practical and challenging tasks.

  9.  

    Excellent work environment

    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 a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    good culture to work with this company

    Cons

    no such reviews for this part

  10.  

    1 in a Crowd of Bright People

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of training programs, surrounded by bright people, mostly cutting edge stuff. Facilities are well structured with breakrooms, office space, etc.

    Cons

    Can get lost in the crowd. Unless you a mover in your field (e.g. robotics, games), you are like a pachinko ball (pinball) hoping to land in an exciting group. There is a move afoot to move towards all cubicles. No pension.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider adding more direct Pension programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent work, people, location

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good People. Good work. Good housing. Great location. Great Work life balance. If you are ambitious and hard working, Qualcomm is really good company to start your career and move forward.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work gets hectic. Salary although high and Qualcomm is among best paying companies, it still not as high as compared to other giants like Google or Microsoft.

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