Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 30 April 2015
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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. Senior software engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Best place to work. Work
    Life balance

    Cons

    Reviews have become tough. They are not based on the performance .

    Advice to Management

    Na

  2. Brilliant working atmosphere, balanced work culture

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    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād
    Former Intern - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible timings
    Project based on your previous experiences
    Healthy work culture
    Caring managers

    Cons

    I can't think of any at this moment

    Advice to Management

    Emphasis more on training new technologies, programming languages, design thinking sessions. Brief about the latest ongoing technological research in the firm.

  3. Very good company to settle down with

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Chennai

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexibility in timings
    - Great compensation

    Cons

    - Too execution driven.
    - Aggressive timelines.

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  5. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intensive yet interesting work

    Cons

    Compensation doesn't reflect the effort you put in

    Advice to Management

    Compensation. Road Map.

  6. A rewarding experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities in the organisation

    Cons

    Work life balance need attention

  7. Good technology in IT spoilt by poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior IT Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    1) Excellent execution opportunity
    2) Operational excellence rewarded

    Cons

    1) IT leadership lacking vision
    2) Always worried to explore

  8. Software engineer

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    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Current Contractor - Software Engineer in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Qualcomm as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I am working as a contractor with Qualcomm through a consultancy.
    Flexible timings
    Free food
    Free gym

    Cons

    I am from APT team. Its a testing team. Some of the cons are
    Poor Growth
    Not a place where you can show all your capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Please review employees on monthly basis and roll over contractors as full timers based on their performance.

  9. I am currently an intern, having a good time.

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    Current Intern - Interim Engineering
    Current Intern - Interim Engineering

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You can learn various tools here.
    Working is very fast.
    Very good salary and perks.

    Cons

    Workload is too much. but it depends on the team.

  10. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bangalore

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good learning experience and great compensation. Exposure to various tools and great AE support to enhance learning.

    Cons

    Less motivation for innovative and new ideas implementation. This should be ok once hiring stabilises. Once has to be careful about work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Promote innovative ideas and work to balance work-life. Implement induction program before any project kicks-off and create an atmosphere where an employee can take pride in the quality of work they do.

  11. Helpful (1)

    its "ALL WORK" & "NO LIFE" place

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer ( Physical Design) in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer ( Physical Design) in Bangalore

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    descent benefits, flexible timings, exposure of latest techonology

    Cons

    - Big communication gap between management & engineers. Management signs up too many projects beyond the execution limits of its engineers causing too much work pressure. As a result, you are expected to work late nights and weekends without exceptions.
    - There are too many mid level managers whose primary job is to conduct meetings through out the day, where only job done is collecting the status. Half of your day time goes into attending the meetings.
    - There is lot of politics & blame game across different teams.

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