Qualcomm Employee Reviews in United States

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Staffing Specialist, Staff (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 25, 2016
There is no typical workday at Qualcomm, but is is never boring.
I learned to work with various executives, managers and project managers in recruiting, attracting, and placing engineering top talent into the organization.

Management was on-board with hiring the best engineering talent for their project teams as well as for the future.

Co-workers are great and work well with each other.

The hardest part of the job was matching top talent with the proper project.

The most enjoyable part of the job was the people with which to work.
Pros
Leading edge technology
Cons
none
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Fun place to work
Accounting Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 18, 2016
Work to life company gyms, for exercising and staying healthy
Cafeterias which allows you to not have to leave the campus for lunch.
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Best Company I ever worked for.
Buyer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 17, 2016
My first opportunity working for a fortune 500 company. Great company, World Leader in electronics. Just like Brad Pit says in the movie "Fury"....Best job I ever had!
Pros
Free Coffee and drinks.
Cons
Lack of Process impovement
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Wonderful workplace in ever facit
Manufacturing Equipment Maintenance Technician II (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 13, 2016
The management is knowledgeable, confident and understanding of the needs of the employees and their families as much as the needs of the company
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Great place to work with focus on innovation
Project Manager / Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 12, 2016
The private industry allowed more opportunity for thinking out side the box and providing innovative ways to achieve goals and deliverable's.
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Not what it used to be
Director, Software Engineering (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 6, 2016
The top management have become highly political and irrational. We started not following the established processes and guidelines consistently and uniformly. People who pointed out the problems and made efforts to fix them were given bad reviews since they embarrassed their VPs. You could no longer express your opinion if it was different than your superior.
Pros
Decent salaries and bonuses for San Diego
Cons
Too much pressure to completely ignore the basic work life balance
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A great company to work for.
Senior Support Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJanuary 4, 2016
I had a very positive work experience at Qualcomm . I enjoyed working, learning and creating with my co-workers.
During my seven years at Qualcomm I felt like the company was my second home.
Pros
comprehensive benefit package, good management, intelligent employees, learning opportunities
Cons
the big size of the company
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An exciting and creative workplace with great colleagues
Senior Staff Engineer / Manager Pixtronix (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJanuary 4, 2016
I worked in a small development team to design, manufacture, and test innovative MEMS display technology. It was a terrific and highly rewarding experience. A small team with dynamic projects and a desire to use innovation to solve problems. All projects were cross functional and involved creation, design, simulation, manufacture, test, characterization, and reliability of arrayed MEMS structures. Manufacturing and characterization occurred in an on-site pilot fab. Larger scale manufacturing was done through transfer of technology to overseas LCD fab. It was great to see the first 7" displays roll off the production lines.
Pros
Availability of tools to accelerate design and production cycle
Cons
Not enough time to get the technology to market
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Lost it's luster
Sr Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 31, 2015
This company has lost it's luster. It was once considered one of the best employers- not anymore. This company hires too many H1B's at expense of US workers to keep salaries low.
Pros
Good benefites
Cons
Lacks Professional growth & threatens lay offs
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Good product and good market perspectives
Manager, S/W Quality Assurance Engineering (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 29, 2015
Qualcomm Life has some good market opportunities and good product development. The company needs some big wins to keep the revenue going to hit the big opportunities that are out there.
Pros
Good prospects
Cons
Can the company keep employees around while waiting for the big clients to come around
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Good working environment
Senior Engineer (Former Employee) –  Bridgewater, NJDecember 22, 2015
People are great. Sometimes the employees suffer because of poor management decisions. Overall, excellent company to work for.
Pros
Free soda, 100% medical paid by company
Cons
Just starting having lay offs
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innovation meets wobble;y marketing
Senior Legal Counsel (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 19, 2015
great innovators, they stumble in marketing too often. too often we were driven in different directions. in the end, world class innovations emerged.
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Good company to work for
Senior Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 14, 2015
I enjoyed working at Qualcomm for the 8 years I was there. I would enjoy returning to Qualcomm if I was given the opportunity.
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Ok place to start, springboard somewhere else
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  San DiegoDecember 9, 2015
Great location, facilities extremely nice. Used to have a lot of perks and benefits, e.g. JCC holiday parties etc. but these are going away with the budget cuts.

Management doesn't know how to run a large organization from director to C-level, no one has an MBA or any formal business experience. This is fine if you're running a startup, but extremely inefficient for a large company. Even in the engineering departments, every group is silo-ed leading to poor efficiency and pretty bad integration (e.g. snapdragon 810). Pretty much zero mentorship, which is OK for most people, but if you're someone who needs to be briefed or explained what to do for every task, you probably won't do very well. Most of groups are very focused on execution, very little innovation except maybe corporate R&D or the modem systems side.

One benefit is if you have some ideas you want to patent, its pretty easy to get patented, although most people are so focused on execution they don't file many.

Work place environment is pretty bad. I rarely ever see people say "hi" to eachother in the hallways, most of the buildings are closed door offices which are pretty isolating, but with the budget cuts they're moving to cubicles.

Looking ahead, most of the jobs will probably move offshore. Unless they can commercialize a new technology with the ubiquity of CDMA, they can't afford to keep the engineering here. Profit margins of the chip business are shrinking as the smartphone market saturates, royalties in china and rest of the world diminish, and there simply aren't enough people in the world to keep
  more... up with the supply to sustain the growth they've seen. Meanwhile, semiconductor NRE is exploding and current cmos technology is virtually ISO-performance with some die shrink reduction, and a little power improvement. They simply can't get the types of margins they could before.
This "perfect-storm" can only be averted by cutting costs, diversifying the products (servers, rffe/pmic, iot). A lot of challenges ahead.
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Great network of employees
Program Manager, Corporate Engineering (QCES) (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 7, 2015
Overall, love working at Qualcomm. I've met many great and very intelligent people here on both the engineering and business teams. The corporate structure also allows for movement across the company.
Pros
Great health benefits and very nice gyms
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Big company and an intense working environment
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CADecember 6, 2015
Qualcomm used to be a good place to work under the original founders. Since the new leadership team has taken over it has become a sweatshop and they do not care about their employees. They are arrogant and this comes across to their customers and other business partners.
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High Tech Corporation with overall great benefits
Quality Engineer / Sr. Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 25, 2015
Fast pace new technology with continues improvements.
Always learning something new which created excitement.
Management ready to help with growth within the company.
Made many friends among co-workers.
Many team players which just made the job more enjoyable.
Pros
Excellent healthcare benefits
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Productive, Learning opportunities
Multimedia Power Applications Engineer, (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 23, 2015
company has alot to offer to the employees, lots of learning opportunities, choose your team wisely. everything depends on the team. better team, better work environment. rest is secondary.
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Productive, Learning opportunities
Modem Power Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 23, 2015
Company has alot to offer to the employees, lots of learning opportunities, choose your team wisely since everything depends on the team.
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great place to work
Administrative Assistant Sr (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 20, 2015
No place is perfect, but Qualcomm came really close for me. I really enjoyed my team we got the work done while not letting the stress around us interfere.
Pros
good teams
Cons
high stress
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