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Found 619 reviews

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
258 Ratings
  1. "General review"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Good work. Flexibility in choosing teams.

    Cons

    Need improvement in work life balance and culture.

    Qualcomm2019-05-05
  2. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Technology, culture, pay, people, 5G

    Cons

    workload, hectic, work life balance, coding

    Qualcomm2019-05-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer 

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Only salary and stock options are good

    Cons

    1. poor work culture 2. poor management 3. pathetic HR

    Qualcomm2019-05-25
  4. "Great company to fulfill your career aspirations"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Breakfast and Lunch (though food quality is horrible most of the time) Most of the technical leaders are extremely skilled and talented. Some of the software teams have very good work Software teams have a good work-life balance No micro management at many levels in software teams Payscale is competitive as compared to the market Good amount of shares given to employees based on performance Really like the...

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    Cons

    Human resource and facilities departments are quite disappointing. They function just like government departments. Milestone Recognition awards are disappointing in terms of reward amounts. (5/10/20 yr anniversary awards for example) Off late, some of the employee-friendly policies have been removed (car lease policy). Updated weird snack top-up policy (the top up lapses every Friday if not used. Earlier it was quarterly)...

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    Advice to Management

    Management should reward employees who make outstanding contributions. Should introduce more employee-friendly policies on par with other top companies

    Qualcomm2019-03-19
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer/Manager in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with Great minds, good learning curve, highly energetic engineers

    Cons

    Not much, may little on work life balance

    Advice to Management

    NIL

    Qualcomm2019-01-23
  6. "Best in semiconductor business"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work culture Modem business Compensation

    Cons

    Career growth Senior Management Newer opportunities Promotions

    Qualcomm2018-11-28
  7. "Review of my current employer"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Awesome company work on cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Too much hierarchy, too many people who just follow up

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the hierarchy, and reduce the number of managers and create culture of individual contributors

    Qualcomm2018-08-05
  8. "Qualcomm superb company!"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice pay, RSUs and Bonus. Well equipped labs. No dearth of resources to get the job done.

    Cons

    Low work life balance. Stretched work hours are norm.

    Qualcomm2018-07-28
  9. Helpful (1)

    "A nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    1. Good and diverse technology 2. Culturally diverse 3. Decent hikes, bonuses and stock options 4. Movement across teams is possible

    Cons

    1. Sometimes pressure to too much to handle

    Qualcomm2018-07-19
  10. "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hyderābād
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High quality work. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Tremendous work load. Forget family - work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Plan to provide employees enough breathing room to take care of personal life.

    Qualcomm2018-06-19
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