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Your experience depends on where you land
Product Manager (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 8, 2014
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
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Diverse workculture
Employee Communications Intern (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 6, 2014
Excellent culture and a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet people from all around the world.
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Fast paced work in latest technology
Modem Systems Field Engineer (Current Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 5, 2014
Pros: job security
Cons: long hours
There is a good learning curve. The teams are very helpful and have a good team work.
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Very High Skilled
STAFF RF ENGINEER WCDMA AND LTE (Former Employee), San DiegoDecember 30, 2013
Pros: excelent courses
• WCDMA RF Planning, guidelines and prediction tools definitions. Link Budget analysis
• WCDMA RF Optimization, guidelines and training
• Traffic Profiling based GPEH measures
• WCDMA System level simulations to define capacity curves
• LTE trained for design and optimization
• RNC dump parameter parsing tools development
• O&M: Ericsson, NSN, Huawei.

Responsible – more... to lead the homogenization, roadmap, features trailing and recommend optimization action of the GSM/UMTS network. To provide a tool in order to generate and audit on all the parameters on RNC also to provide audits in order to correlate issues with parameters change. To provide a set of recommended values to follow the IRAT strategy and harmonize the three vendors monitoring. To provide high level test plan on new features and future engagements with the three vendors Ericsson, NSN and Huawei – less
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Serious work place but offers many benefits.
Sr. Program Analyst (Former Employee), San Diego, CADecember 12, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: workloads are very heavy with tight deadlines
Qualcomm is a challenging and demanding place to work but if you can manage the workload, stress and deadlines, your job is almost secure. Salary is at the lower end of average but the benefits help compensate for this and exceed other corporations.
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recommend pixtronix
Contract Engineering Support III (Former Employee), Andover, MADecember 9, 2013
I enjoyed my time at Pixtronix. It is a high energy environment with dedicated coworkers.
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Awesome work place
Engineer I (Former Employee), san diegoDecember 9, 2013
Working with highly motivated professionals made me learn great things and develop strong knowledge.
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Quiet, Hard working, cool work enviornment
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee), San Diego, CADecember 9, 2013
A typical day at work consist of taking inventory of supplies, replenish stock in various conference and break rooms, respond to customers request for meetings and etc. I learned how to communicate with my customers and their expectations of their needs for certain things. My co-workers were phenomenal. The hardest part of the job was managing time – more... between tasks. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know my customers and building a good connection with them and my department. – less
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Great technologies & market leadership
Staff Marketing Manager (Current Employee), San Diego, CADecember 4, 2013
Great work culture. Some of the policies are bit weird.
career development is in your own hands as managers dont really watch out for your career growth. Yearly performance review is also a bit of mystery
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Innovative and Friendly Culture
Staffing Coordinator (Contracted through Manpower) (Current Employee), San Diego, CADecember 2, 2013
I have had an amazing experience working at Qualcomm. Everyone you meet is friendly, willing to help, and extremely hard working.
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Great learning experience with solid work ethic
System Test Engineer (Current Employee), San Diego, CANovember 30, 2013
Qualcomm is a great company to work for. They are the industry leaders when it comes to wireless technologies. It's culture consists of solid work ethic, efficiency and innovation. The aspect of my job that I like the most is the learning experience and the competition, which helps you bring out the best in you.
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A generally good company with unique positioning
Director, Strategic Marketing, QCA strategy (Current Employee), San Jose, CANovember 26, 2013
Qualcomm is generally good in terms of working environment and culture. Uniquely positioned, Qualcomm is able to sustain a steady growth with its vision in cellular technology. However, Qualcomm is not a typical semiconductor company in such a way that its market expension is horizontal. So other than working directly at cellular technologies, you don't – more... feel your creativity is supported and job security is strong. – less
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game room && good facility
Software engineer (Former Employee), san diegoNovember 23, 2013
Coding && debugging for features
team work && deliver on time
clear definition of job content
nice and talented people
deliver on time with good quality
challenging assignments
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Great place to work, smartest coworkers I've had
Staff Engineer (Former Employee), San Diego, CANovember 19, 2013
Pros: beautiful campus, excellent cafeterias.
Cons: weekend work when projects slip.
Really it is a great place to work. The documentation system or lack therof and a hundred other things can be frustrating, but the important thing is that everyone really is trying very hard to do good work. That's what makes Qualcomm great, and made me a better engineer for my time there.

Don't expect it to be easy, and don't expect to be the smartest – more... guy there. The smartest guys there were hired a long time ago. It really can be a great place with a good attitude. – less
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Hard to Leave
Sr. Systems Analyst (Current Employee), San Diego, CaNovember 10, 2013
Qualcomm is a great company to work for. The quantity and quality of benefits make is hard to leave.
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World leading provider of wireless technology and services.
Executive Secretary (Former Employee), San Diego, CAOctober 28, 2013
Pros: global leader in technology
Dynamic and fast paced environment with leaders in innovation and telecommunications technology.
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very fast paced environment
Senior Manager of Operations & Customer Support (Former Employee), San Diego CAOctober 26, 2013
It's a very fast paced and ever changing environment. Great people and great benefits. The best part was getting performance reviews (and raises) twice a year!
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no life here
Software test developer (Current Employee), San Diego, CAOctober 23, 2013
it seems there is no technical design here.
There are more politics inside the company.
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Great place to work
Third Shift Server Backup monitoring (Former Employee), Sorrento Valley, CAOctober 9, 2013
Pros: great work environment
Cons: analytical
Was let go because I was not certified at the time of employment
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An Amazing Learning Experience
Secretary, Senior (Current Employee), San DiegoOctober 3, 2013
-Qualcomm Learning Center was a dynamic work environment were I was able to wear many different hats.
-I learned how to work with various departments to execute different projects.
-I took on lead roles on projects.
-A fun and energetic group.

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