Qualcomm
3.9 of 5 1,261 reviews
www.qualcomm.com San Diego, CA 5000+ Employees

Qualcomm Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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3.9 1,261 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf

Steve Mollenkopf

(20 ratings)

86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world"
    in 84 reviews
  • "Great Benefits, Great People, Great Challenges - Innovation"
    in 108 reviews
Cons:
  • "Hard to strike a good work/life balance if you want to keep advancing"
    in 74 reviews
  • "I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases"
    in 64 reviews
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Best place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

Prosflexibility of time,work lyf balance

ConsNothing as of now .

Advice to Senior Managementwell, keep it up.

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9 months Experience

Modem Systems Test Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsCompensation is good, Time flexibility

ConsHow much you are enjoying depends on which team you are working and under whom you are working. In few team very less work and few team too much work. Work is not so innovative Donkey work in our team. But one good thing is you can Change team after 1 year. Qualcomm conducts many training and KT sessions but no usage you will be loaded with a so much work that you will not get any time to attend.

Advice to Senior ManagementDepends on team to team. Indian Managers are acting as Slaves to US heads. No guts to say no to Higher authority. finally too much work for Engineers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to learn

Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsWork on cutting edge technologies. Salary is very good. People are very skilled and intelligent. Flexible working hours.

ConsWork pressure is high, especially during project deadlines. Very few opportunities for recreation like games.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsGood pay, great benefits, great people to work with

ConsIt is specific to me that the work was bad.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company

Lead Engineer Senior (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood technolgy to work
work life balance
Good technolgy to work
work life balance

Conspackages can be better.
need more benifits like in US

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to work !!! .. Yes it is...

Senior IT Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsGood Culture
Good benefits
Two review cycles per anum
Fun place to work

ConsLot of work load
Need to plan very advance otherwise work life balance is miserable.

Advice to Senior ManagementHR Should consider updating their procedure/work flow to assess market based on employee profile but not on the overall business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place to be there

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

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

ProsQualcomm offers good compensation compared to industry present standards. Managers are easily approachable.

ConsWork at Qualcomm should be more process oriented. This can help a lot in improving the efficiency of the persons employed over there.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Worst experience

Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Hyderābād

I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThis company has very good name in industry and the technology that company works on is cutting edge for the industry.

ConsWork pressure is hectic, work life balance is poor. People call at night times asked to come to office if you do not they will show all reasons in review. Management is worst even to complain about any such incidents. There are many flaws in recruitment, people at same level are recruited at different level even the candidate had given 5 rounds of interview placed at lower level compared to candidate who given one telephonic. The moment employee starts questioning review gets affected and simple answer given by management is do not compare with others. You just cannot stay with this company looking at company name in industry.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Principal Engineer

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I have been working at Qualcomm

Prosstable, prosperous company, fast paced.

Consbig company, lots of processes

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Challenging and competitive environment but flexible work hours

Associate Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

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

ProsThis company is a leader in the mobile SOC and mobile communications market. There is lot to learn in here. The compensation is also on the higher side with respect to the average in the market.

ConsVery stressful, maintaining work life balance is not easy. We have to work in weekends even if the project is not in the peak phase.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should encourage their employees to venture into things other than work. Reducing stress considerably increases productivity.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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