Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
1,593 Reviews

3.9
1,593 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work-life balance, stable company, great sense of contribution to the world (in 103 reviews)

  • Good chance to work on latest and cutting edge technology (in 100 reviews)


Cons
  • Management does not seem to care about the work life balance of its employees (in 93 reviews)

  • I worked extremely long hours without receiving even a 'thank you' in most cases (in 74 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Lead  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer Lead in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Technology
    Brilliant people
    Excellent Lab and other facilities
    No drama/politics
    Very nice package benifits

    Cons

    Less internal opportunities
    All work no play- usually working here is like racing against time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing good work and monitor signs for employee dis-satisfaction with internal opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Staff Engg

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Calls typically start late so can put kids to sleep and take calls :-)

    Cons

    it would have been good if all employees in bangalore could be co-located in a single office

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best Engineering Company You'll ever find in this planet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, work-life balance, Transparent Management and the most important cutting edge technological work for growth.

    Cons

    Politics because of some cunning people which is part of the corporate style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top management should more focus into business development areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Exciting, fast paced but at times works as a factory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good hike every 6 months

    Cons

    Fast paced projet execution, with less learnings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Highly serious technical employee-friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Interim Engineering Intern in Hyderābād

    I have been working at Qualcomm as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Work culture, team work and lack of bossism. The best is tried to keep you entertained and maximum efforts put in comforting the employee

    Cons

    Gender ratio is highly skewed. San Diego office seems to be dominating the spree in most departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Long Hours and good compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Learning curve
    Good compensation and benefits
    Smart people
    Very process oriented

    Cons

    Loooonnggg hours
    Internal competition for promition and bonuses can sometimes be way too cut throat and unfair

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Company to work for in terms of Employee Care

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Senior Software Systems Test Engineer in Hyderābād

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

    Pros

    Best HR policies , Serves Breakfast, Lunch in the cafeteria, Semi-annual review cycle, Transparent appraisal and review process, Open culture, Provides company stocks and cash bonus, lot of scope for self learning , best inter-team career opportunities within org

    Cons

    High Workload, less communication within the teams / groups, prefers employees from southern part of india, partially less work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more channels of communication and friendly environment within teams, encourage employees to share knowledge / information with each other irrespective of technical knowledge to learn new things / culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Qualcomm

    Pros

    One of the point I can add in Pros is "Pay Scale"

    Cons

    Process is the Cons I can think of

  10.  

    Good pay & benefits..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Engineer  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation appraisal every 6 months, Healthcare benefits ,free food,RSU after every 6 months, bonus rewards etc.

    Cons

    Too much company politics, lack of visibility of work & long work hours/ meetings sometimes on weekends too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in employee care & facilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hyderābād

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice package Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Support work
    includes lot of travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no voice for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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