Pros: compensation, stock options, vacation, good teamwork at the working level.
Cons: poorly qualified management in terms of leadership capability, senior management disconnected from whe working level.
At the working level, the teamwork is fantastic. Given the pressures of the senior and executive management, the teams operated professionally and with purpose. If I would say what has gotten Qualcomm to where it is today, I would say the working teams that focus on success which has made the difference. I can't say enough about the level of commitment – more... that the execution teams make to achieve success. All this while keeping an environment of respect and professionalism.
Senior and executive culture can be characterized as highly political likely due to the vast number of Senior Directors and VPs at the company. My direct senior management were not qualified leaders but achieved their positions as a result of playing the political power game well and being connected and in favor of the executive management. So in contrast the the excellent cross-functional teamwork done at the working level, there existed no teamwork at the functional department level. – less