Aggressive schedules, long hours, too many status meetings
Staff Engineer (Current Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – May 11, 2014
The first thing that I noticed at this company is they have tons of meetings. As someone on glassdoor put it, 20% of the people do the work and 80% ask status. Lot of layers of management. Even some engineers end up just tracking status, once promoted to lead or manager. Most of the work is pushed down to junior engineers, who need to spend long hours and weekends to get work done. There's lot of talk and email about work life balance, so there maybe a chance that other groups are better. Experienced people hired are not treated on par with people who have been here a while but with comparable years of experience. Apparently Qualcomm's is not growing fast now. Compensation is good - salary + RSUs.
Administrative Assistant Senior (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 24, 2016
I enjoy working everyday at this place. I've learned many thing from management and how to handle difficult situation. I like the ability to work flexible hours to create the work/home balance that it's needed.
There is a loss of market share which has impacted the company. They are now trying to find new targets to expand into. The management is struggling to find relevance so the Job culture is deteriorating. It is at a cross-roads between recovery and slow steady decline, only time will tell which path is chosen.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 5, 2016
Qualcomm is a great company to work for. It is a great atmosphere to be in. You feel like you are at home. They are very understandable about your needs. They are family oriented. You grow with the company. They are willing to let you take classes to become better.
Staff Engineer QDART Software (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 22, 2015
On the technical side, the job was very interesting and I learned a lot about 802.11. However, the program management was very weak and the company culture seemed to have very little understanding of proper software development practices. Also, given that culture, it was very difficult to improve the software infrastructure.
Senior Software engineer (Current Employee) – Boulder, CO – July 31, 2015
* Work with smart people, who will try to bring up to speed with technology. * Experience constant learning. * Lot of educational resource for continuous learning. * Cutting edge work. * Rewarding benefits.
Staff Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 16, 2016
Qualcomm is a leader in mobile semiconductor chipsets including modem, multimedia, graphics and location-based solutions. The work-life balance is not great and depends on the group you are working with. The compensation and benefits are at par with rest of the semiconductor industry.
Marketing Intern (Former Employee) – London – June 26, 2016
Great learning experience that gave insight into the workings of a Fortune 100 Company. I learned a lot about the hard work that goes into a 9-5 work day and completion of various marketing objectives.