Contractor (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 23, 2017
Q is a wonderful place work, and I've learned quite a bit of cutting edge technology working here.
They could treat contractors better by requiring their staffing agencies to provide basic benefits such as health insurance, paid vacation and holidays. If anything the exploitation of temp and foreign workers is an ongoing concern which cuts across all US tech companies, not just Qualcomm.
Micosoft has started down the path of granting temps a basic benefits package, why can't Qualcomm do the same?
The age of the gig worker is here, contracting is here to stay, we just need to ensure that contractors are treated with respect and dignity, and are offered a basic package of benefits
Excellent environement to work in cutting edge technology
DevOps Engineer (Current Employee) – Boulder, CO – September 21, 2017
It is a nice env and co-operative teamwork. A healthy environment, sportive and good hard work of each of the team members for the project. challenging day to day task will help me to gain a more knowledge.
Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 20, 2017
While working here I learned a great new technologies. With one notable exception. I wanted to learn about CDMA, but since I worked in business unit(data science), I was denied compensation to learn about CDMA.
Account Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 5, 2017
Qualcomm was a great place to work. They provided great pay and benefits as well as several onsite amenities. Unfortunately changes by management removed me from my level of expertise without proper training and/or guidance.
Excellent team, strong design methodology, leader in market
Front-End Design Engineer (contract assignment) (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 2, 2017
Qualcomm seems to be a very well run company, and the team I worked with are all top-notch. My manager is especially strong technically, and also friendly and easy-going, a rare combination, and his team are similar in nature. As a contractor, I am insulated from any yearly review and political drama, but I don't see any major signs of issues. I think the design tool CAD environment is the strongest I have seen, very well organized, standardized, and well maintained, if a little rigid. The location in San Diego is very nice, but the area is very expensive to live in. If I were able to stay in San Diego permanently, I feel I would have a likely path to transition to a permanent employee.
Nice environment, very smart team, great manager, leading technology in strong flow
Nice, high level relationship - well organised Job Culture.
Mechanical Engineer Contractor (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – September 2, 2017
Every day I had to achieve something new, or improve what I have done already. I learn how to be more efficient .My managers always were happy to help with good ideas or advice how to organize my work better, so it looks more professional. Working hard, to achieve results that nobody ever had, is the best part of the job.
Principal Engineer (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 27, 2017
I used to work for Ikanos Communication which was acquired by QCA, Qualcomm Atheros. to have DSL technology two years ago. QCA decided to exit the DSL business last year. I stayed back to lead the remaining DSL team members and close down the business. The QCA team has been very helpful enabling a smooth shut down of the DSL business. I have been working with them to notify the customers and help them ramp down their product lines.
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 27, 2017
I started working at Qualcomm as a temporary employee for Manpower in 1998 and started as a full time employee in early 2000. I was in a recent large layoff that was inevitable. I was an excellent employee with stellar reviews.
Engineer (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 23, 2017
Good team lead, and line manager but module I was working on was relatively static between targets and so not much juicy dev work was coming my way. Other teams were getting interesting work on a daily basis.
Lack of career advancement but balanced life/work environment with good benefits.
Telecommunications Analyst, IT Asset Management (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 18, 2017
Lack of career advancement but balanced life/work environment with good benefits. Friendly and relaxing working environment which failed to motivate employees to go extra miles to work their full potential.