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"Great place to work"

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Former Intern - Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
Former Intern - Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA (US)
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Qualcomm as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Amazing company, very good growth prospects, awesome place to live if placed at San Diego

Cons

Few False Positives are there, who arent smart to be at Qualcomm

Advice to Management

Great Job

Other Employee Reviews for Qualcomm

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Pressure cooker"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Market leader
    Management has repeatedly shown knack of being at right place (technology/product wise) at the right time
    Excellent benefits - especially gold plated health plan
    Very bright people
    Qualcomm is an excellent company which has execution at all costs as its DNA. This has served the organization well as they have been able to capture the cellular market with being able to deliver extremely quickly while others have struggled.

    Cons

    The dark side is the human cost of the execution driven culture. There is absolutely no respect for the personal life of the engineers. People are supposed to be able to drop everything at a moment's notice to work round the clock for months including days, nights, weekends etc.

    Mid-level managers threaten (by extensive name dropping), cajole and browbeat people into making them work crazy hours.

    The reason for all this is the explosion of products in the last few years. There is surprisingly little commonality and leverage between products and the feature combinations are so numerous that a lot of engineering time is spent repeatedly integrating and verifying legacy features. In addition the development environment and tools are abysmal. Given the stressful environment and lots of grunt work there is very little professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Prune upper management ranks. There are too many VPs and above for an organization this size
    The actual technical muscle is swamped by layers and layers of managers whose sole purpose is to convey status above and pressure people below
    The product lines need to be drastically cut and simplified
    Most importantly improve development tools. Make platforms common and evolve them


  2. "Good Pay, Good Culture, Actual Work Was Terrible"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Intern
    Current Employee - Financial Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Tangibles

    Competitive Pay and Great Benefits

    Free housing, Great Company-Wide Events, free food, free soda and drinks, coffee, on campus cafeteria, gym-- the list goes on and on.

    Intangibles

    Absolutely fantastic coworkers. Some of the best friends I have to this very day.
    Everyone I came across was extremely friendly, intelligent, and hard-working.

    Cons

    There was an impossible lack of communication and cooperation between departments.

    Work seemed menial and pointless at times. Often the tasks given to Finance Interns was un-rewarding and processor-level activities.

    Advice to Management

    It's an engineering company-- through and through. But give the Finance Interns a rewarding role in which they have a manager who is willing to go to bat for them

    Overall, this is a dead-end for finance interns.

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