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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
1,578 Reviews

3.9
1,578 Reviews
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
130 Ratings

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.  

    awsome

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

    Pros

    lots of benefits are there

    Cons

    bad food is served in canteen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great but work in Hyderabad is only bug fixing, which is bad

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

    Pros

    Free food
    Awesome culture
    Great work (most of it only in San Diego)
    Really nice/helping set of people

    Cons

    Work in Hyderabad is mainly bug fixing
    Work hours can be too much depending on your team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Pay Benefits

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

    Pros

    For an Engineer I was getting around 40K bonus each review cycle. Best part of working in Qualcomm is two review cycle each year. This keep you on track. Good timeoff.

    Cons

    Relatively less smart people and more mass hiring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Staff Engineer/Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff, Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Staff, Engineer in Hyderābād

    Pros

    - Great pay, bonus, stocks, insurance, learning,
    - Great engineers to work with
    - In the past had the startup aggression
    - Flexible working hours
    - Occasional 2-3 months of great work in a year
    - The kind of schedule and culture Qualcomm has needs techie people with deep knowledge on their system, partly because lack of documentation.
    - Excellent R&D in San Diego
    - Great place for self-motivated people

    Giving a good rating to this company because the pay is good. Otherwise it would be a 2 star company.

    Cons

    - Unresponsive HR
    - India office is not an R&D as such - just a backend office of San Diego. Discarded and repetitive tasks are moved to India. Quality of work is bad in India. Mostly it is commercialization support.
    - Top heavy, managers have become too distant from tech and lost touch with reality.
    - Most Indian managers have given up on aggression and act as puppets of San Diego counterparts.
    - Both HR & management have a great open door policy for management and tech improvements but nothing will ever come out of it.
    - India office gives only lip service to innovation - an annual frenzy for one or two months, there is no real planning or long-term engagement to foster innovation.
    - Too much posturing in India office. reality is - its just another Indian service company with better pay.
    - No true leadership or growth planning, another management gimmick.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - To India office
    Get the gumption to accept the feedbacks given year after year from employees and share the info to everyone. Stop posturing and management gimmicks and try to understand the essence of it.
    Improve the image of India office as an R&D center.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer  in  Hyderābād
    Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer in Hyderābād

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary bonus plus shares

    Cons

    no challenges. Great place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy with management

  7.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Engineer Associate  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Engineer Associate in Bangalore

    Pros

    good pay.
    good care of employees
    good food

    Cons

    work load
    time pressure
    long time service requirement to go abroad

  8.  

    very good place to work for

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

    Pros

    culture is too good they will provide free food for temp employees also

    Cons

    high working hours,no work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good Work, Growth so much. More Benefits

    Cons

    Work-load so much, Tuf to balance work life and personal life.
    Management is putting so much pressure.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    senior engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Banga
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Banga

    Pros

    more benifits. work balance. less stressful

    Cons

    medium pay. less hikes. less stocks

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good pay, no work life balance

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

    Pros

    Good pay, bonus,shares,technology oriented. Free food.

    Cons

    Work,work, and work yes you will get lot of work and you are totally occupied so much that you don't get any time for your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make some work-life balance for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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