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Great place to work
System Support Engineer/Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  San DiegoSeptember 29, 2015
Great benefits.Cool work environment and solid leadership. Cafeterias on site and great work spaces. However, lots of traffic so plan ahead.
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fast pace work place
Staff Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 28, 2015
People work here are smart and competitive. They are very helpful and friendly. This place is not for relaxing though. Everyone works very hard
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Great place to work
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) –  Boulder, COSeptember 26, 2015
Opportunity to grow within the Organization. Nice working environment. Fast Pace Work Environment. Great system for Project Review – having Manager and Project Lead separate to provide your review, which includes feedback from your colleagues too.
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Good high tech company, good benefits
Vice President Worldwide Business Development (Current Employee) –  Red Bank, NJSeptember 25, 2015
Negative atmosphere currently due to lay offs and drop of sales. Lots of acquisition, came via acquisition of Ikanos.
Growth has slowed in the past years
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ping pong table
Maintenance Tech. II (Permanent employee) (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 25, 2015
There where ping pong tables but was not aloud to use them but still a good place to work there were family oriented. flexible hours.
Pros
free soda coffee water
Cons
Sometime they show favoritism
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Bleeding edge / cut throat / GREAT pay & benefits
Software Engineer, Senior (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 24, 2015
You will be working night, day, weekends, 24/7/365 - you will have NO LIFE whatsoever.

QCOM will reward your performance with MORE responsibility, pat on the back, more stock options, performance bonuses every 6 months ($2,000 to $9,000), generous salary and benefits package, free food ("engineering dinner" - catered food if you work after 6pm, work lunches with free food), excellent facilities (gym, pool etc), flexible office hours.

Let me be very, very clear - QCOM is NOT software company, it's a chip manufacturer. Software is produced in ad hoc manner, with "firefighters" (camping in parking lots so it's closer to the lab when things are falling apart before the release) rewarded handsomely. However, efforts to "prevent fires" to begin with (proper software process, configuration and release management etc) failed miserably on several occasions in my 12 years there. So no, there is no method to the madness that working for QCOM is. You're just mad. And you work.
Pros
Fantastic benefits and salary
Cons
NO life / work balance
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A moving pace work place with good people
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CASeptember 24, 2015
The typical day is to come in and just do what is needed and required of you. Emails is the best form of communication for issues and updates.
The best part are the folks that you connect with in some way other than work matters. The attitude of we are all here and we support each other; professionally and personally.
Pros
The people.
Cons
At times work overload
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good place to work
ASIC Verification Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 24, 2015
good place to work. Learned lot of different things. Had some challenging deadlines to meet but overcame those hurdles
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learnt LTE . need to be in touch with systems. However currently not doing that great.
Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 24, 2015
good experience. But depends on the lead
need to be more professional. hard to find work and social life balance. ppl come in late and work late. hence not recommended for folks trying to have a healty work and life balance
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Interesting Problems Require Interesting Solutions
Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 23, 2015
Qualcomm is transitioning out of its core business model from the past 20+ years. Cellular handset technology continues to be a growth item, but it appears now to be reaching levels that will flatten out.

Newer opportunities will allow an individual to focus on different technologies apart from wireless handset chip sets. These new opportunities will come with their own set of interesting problems that will require engineers to come up with interesting solutions.
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best place to work in San Diego, good pay, good benefit
Engineer, Modem Software Integration and Test (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 23, 2015
Used to be the best employer, but not any more, no life and work balance, too many working culture suck, no fun at all, messy working environment
Pros
good pay, good benefit(get worse)
Cons
no work life balance
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Great place to work
Electronics Test Technician (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 22, 2015
I had an excellent time working at Qualcomm however, I was contracted through a staffing agency and they only had a very finite amount of full time positions available. Which was the reason I left, seeking Full time employment with benefits.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
12 hour shifts.
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Work life balance is not there.
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) –  Santa ClaraSeptember 22, 2015
Difficult to continue for long time without causing a burnout.
Disappointment review system and bonus.
Co-workers are very smart, flexible work hours.
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Qualcomm Is fantastic
Staffing (Current Employee) –  San DiegoSeptember 21, 2015
One of the best places to work. Its an amazing environment with amazing people. You have the ability to make a difference. Led by great managers and directors who have your best interest in mind. There are also many onsite and offsite events that make coming to work very enjoyable.
Pros
Benefits, work/life balance
Cons
Difficult to move up the ladder
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fast -paced work environment
Timing / Integration Engineer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 21, 2015
I was a contractor - can't really comment. That is to say, I was not treated as an employee.

Fast-paced, but everyone in my group was knowledgeable.
Pros
Lots of activities
Cons
hours!
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Good place to learn but management is screwed up
Modem Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 19, 2015
Many teams are not good to work. They have great resources to learn. Management has too much politics and not going in right direction.
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Great Work Environment, No Job Security
Test Operator (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 17, 2015
A typical day at work would involve a routine showing up 15 minutes early, check email for summary of previous shifts progress, ensure station is set up for the job next in the priority list, begin working independently or until the supervisor assigns specific task. Address any issues that arise but do not waste time on them, send email report of progress to next shift lead.

I learned about the value of having a process to effectively get things done, sometimes when an employee is being trained they do not understand the process so they stray, I do not stray. I follow the directions documented or verbal.

The hardest part of the job was to get everyone to work as a team, some times people are stubborn and it takes a good leader to bring everyone together to complete the tasks on time.

The most enjoyable part of the job is the culture and sense of community.
Pros
Excellent health care
Cons
no job security
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Productive workplace, diligent co-workers that care about the company
Paralegal; Contracts Specialist; Manger, Contracts (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 17, 2015
Fast-paced environment, great opportunity to learn and work with people within all parts of the company worldwide. It also has been a great opportunity to understand the corporate envrionment
Pros
Benefits, salary, stock options
Cons
extremely busy
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Good place to work
System Engineer (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CASeptember 16, 2015
I have worked at Qualcomm for 12 years and have enjoyed working here. I have enjoyed working with my co-workers. They are very smart and skillful.
The most enjoyable part of my work has been the work challenges I have gone through.
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Productive and fun workplace.
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  San DiegoSeptember 11, 2015
The management is very supportive. It has been a great company till now. But in recent times it has been under financial stress.
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