Qualcomm Reviews

Updated 20 Sep 2020

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4.0
80%
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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
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  1. "Too specialized work . Keep learning else will be good only for Qualcomm."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Lead Engineer in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Job stability but redundant work, very few intelligent colleagues, good pay but not the best.

    Cons

    Too much politicized promotions and reviews. Boot lickers culture is implicitly accepted and technical expertise is explicitly suppressed in most of the teams.

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  2. "Good HW reputation, decent growth, average compensation, closed culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Design Verification Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - For my team the work life balance is good ~40 hrs a week + lunch - Qualcomm name gets you interviews easily in the bay area - Decent growth opportunities in company

    Cons

    - Culture is not very open, many teams are siloed and knowledge sharing is not common - Compensation is average


  3. "Fair"

    4.0
    Current Employee - IP Licensing Analyst 

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Good company, good benefit and good work-life-balance

    Cons

    Pay is not high and not negotiable

  4. "Great innovation!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Great innovation. Good culture. Intelligent folks to work with.

    Cons

    Lots of work. Multi geo environment.

  5. "Best place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Collaboration, innovation, passion, execution and integrity

    Cons

    Depends on individual preferences and outlook

  6. "Truly Working with the Brightest People"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse, Intelligent, challenging, Rewarding, Compensation is good.

    Cons

    Large Corporation, hard to make systematic changes

  7. "Qualcomm - Associate Software Engineer - Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is good place to work. The work standards are high and one gets to learn a lot.

    Cons

    May be asked to work on weekends

  8. "Interview"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Easy going place to work at

    Cons

    High demand high reward workplace

  9. "Good"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment and supportive people.

    Cons

    Recently some office politics has come.

  10. "could be better..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, so so benefits, some perks, QSOL is nice, cafeteria food was decent sometimes

    Cons

    lack of opportunities for growth, very culturally biased, pigeon hole work structure

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