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Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 26 November 2014
Updated 26 November 2014
1,742 Reviews
3.9
1,742 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pay.
    good care of employees
    good food

    Cons

    work load
    time pressure
    long time service requirement to go abroad

  2.  

    Place for workaholics

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

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

    Pros

    The work never stops. There is always something rolling.

    Cons

    If work is all that you care about then nothing like this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are humans. Don't push them too hard till they burnt out or breakdown or have a messed up twisted family life.
    Projects need to be planned in a practical way. There should be a threshold set and try not pushing beyond it which could mess up personnel life of the employee and also steep fall in the quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    senior engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Banga
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Banga

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

    Pros

    more benifits. work balance. less stressful

    Cons

    medium pay. less hikes. less stocks

    Recommends
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  5.  

    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

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

    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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Staff Engineer/Manager

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

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

    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
  7.  

    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

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

    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
  8.  

    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

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

    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
  9.  

    Flexible Work Culture with a good pay for a fresher

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

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, rules etc. Industry best Pay (atleast in India). Pay hikes are relatively good.

    Cons

    Hectice Work when Project approaches deadline and these scenarios are quite frequent once you cross your training period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team Culture can be improved a lot in centres other than headquarters i.e. Hyderabad, Bangalore etc. Specially the way freshers are brought on board can be made a lot more better. Currently a very traditional and passive way of video lectures and traning material is followed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Qualcomm work life balance

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

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    salary will be good and u will have better incentives

    Cons

    difficult to maintain work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should take some measures to make sure employees will get some personal time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is good company

    • 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

    you will get good opportunity to work on latest technologies

    Cons

    need to work overtime frequently

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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