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Many opportunities at the technical forefront, above average internal mobility and benefits, slightly above average pay

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Qualcomm

Pros

Opportunities to work and innovate in a wide-range of technical disciplines. Internal mobility is higher than at most companies, which helps to prevent burnout. Solid benefits and employee profit sharing.

Cons

Workload is high despite excessive number of meetings; often the entire day is booked full of meetings causing you to stay late into the night to get actual work done.

Team members often give the appearance of working without actually contributing towards project milestones. Therefore, the burden is doubled on the few that actually perform. This may often go unrecognized.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire fewer, but higher performing engineers and incentivise them more. Improve focus by reducing team sizes and number of meetings.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technology with bad management. Do not do the mistake of moving to San Diego for Qualcomm alone.

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    Former Employee - Staff Design Engineer  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Design Engineer in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Pros

    Wireless technology. EDA tools. Computing infrastructure. Facilities.

    Cons

    Very long hours on the toll of work-life balance, which are going unappreciated. Talents are leaving the company while managers are lowering the bar to filled up number of racks. Management seems to not have the proper background or training to be in the positions that they are in. HR is small and seen as powerless. Managers rely on fear and negative reinforcement. Internal opportunity system is a second name to a null. At our semiconductors domain San Diego is almost a city of one company. There are other semiconductors/hightech locations with more and better companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Study management practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stable company focused on execution, but has grown too big and focuses on schedules and processes

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    good top line and bottom line growth. flexible work schedule and good health benefits.

    Cons

    pay is lower than comparable jobs primarily because Qualcomm is the only big tech employer in san diego (apart from a handful of others). company has become too focused on execution and become a process oriented company. no room for innovation or learning. company has grown too big

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    become more nimble and try to give engineers a broad range of tasks to keep them interested in their jobs

    Approves of CEO
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