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Great work environment. Manager was always willing to help and give encouragement whenever either me or other coworkers needed it. Workplace was very relaxed, but everyone got their work done.
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finance department is fast paced. prepare to work at an intense pace and long hours. promotion is mostly fair - but also depends on how late you are able to stay. promotion is more difficult for women with kids who have more restrictive schedules in the evening.
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No work life balance

The pay is great, but you'll end up working long hours mon-fri and sometimes on the weekends. Work here as your first job to gain the experience in a fast paced company.
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I worked for them through another company and when the opportunity arose I chose not to work for them directly. I didn't like the way they're management treated their subordinates. I also didn't like the way the Qualcomm employees treated employees that were from other companies contracted to work there.
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Excellent workplace

Best place to work, great people, great opportunities and very competitive compensation. The company is in the cutting edge of technology and has great future on the changing tech environment.
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Good to get foot in door, not worth to stay

Heavy politics involved in regards to reviews, even if you did a good job it all goes down to which shift got the most high scoring reviews and then everyone else gets the bad reviews
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Great benefits and people

28 years with the company and for the most part the people and the work culture, at least in my case, has been great. Be aware the company seem to cut jobs domestically for jobs oversees about every 4-5 years. They are doing that now. They always cut quality people and those that make it through the layoffs deal with how it kills the moral and productivity.
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Fun workplace

Was a very easy internship, with good pay. Seemed like most people didn't do much work and most people worked remotely. Management seemed disconnected from other people but the culture was good.
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Okay but stagnant

I've been working at Qualcomm for a couple of years now. The benefits are great and while the pay is slightly below what you'd see at comparable tech jobs, it's still pretty good. Looking for something more engaging.
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Extremely empowering environment with the need to figure thingsout quickly.

What is the best part of working at the company?Intelligent and accomplished co-workers.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Difficult to fill positions. Having to figure out complicated and detailed processes on your own.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Transparent, empowering, taking ownership and responsibility is a must.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Research and execute. Interview candidates, formulate, justify and make offers. Update hiring managers.
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Toxic working environment

All sorts of rumors were flying around, some of which turned out to be true and others false. This is a sign of mistrust between management and employees.
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Excellent morale

Excellent Morale. Great incentives, Moderate career advancement, good support for professional development activities, support for tuition, and such....
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Great Company to work for

Either you grow or grow at QC. Got to work on industry-transforming projects. Surrounded by some of the smartest and nicest people I've ever met. You may sleep at the office from time to time as close deadlines are part of the culture.
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Productive, can be high stress with lot of mid-management overhead

The work itself is challenging and lots of opportunities to learn different things if you are in good technical teams. A lot of people, once they reach Senior Staff Engineer/manager level, just stop being productive. Keep pushing work to juniors while they coast along as they can get away with just being in meetings and doing sparse work. Too many people around for too long, which breeds complacency at mid-management level.
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Only cares about profits, not people.

Organizational hierarchy is like a game of Guess Who. Training is non-existent so unless you’re a super seasoned rockstar IT/Tech recruiting guru with 15 years of technology industry knowledge (you basically have to have a technical engineering expertise to keep up with the Hiring Managers because they love to talk in circles and in their code/tech language just to sound relevant when a question you ask them has zero to do with the job description - asking a basic scheduling question sends them into a long dissertation about the project they are spearheading and how they need talent ASAP but pick apart every qualified candidate to shreds you send them). They hired over 500 temps in September and we were cut right before the Christmas holiday. Isn’t that nice? Multi-billion dollar company that cuts a huge part of their talent right before a holiday shows that they have absolutely no regard for people - just profits. Steer clear and work at another semiconductor company. This one is a mess and all of the TA managers are on power trips and they treat contract talent like garbage.
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Quality people and company

What is the best part of working at the company?Good company, Good people at QualcommWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?My commute, It was 40 miles each way.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very good environment, even the COVID 2 years I worked there.
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Chaotic Opportunity

Challenges abound as with most manufacturing environments. Management is under-skilled and support is never where it needs to be. The company had been having trouble in recent years due to bloat. Unfortunately combating this had reduced the useful tools that were widely available for everyone. It's a real shame. Technology companies will not make it. The people who built these companies are not on par with the people who built great companies of the past and is very reflective of the general downfall of humanity as a whole.
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Great Benefits. Great People to work with

This is a great company to work for in San Diego. But with a lot of tech companies moving down from Silicon Valley, it’s only a matter of time before their pay becomes less competitive. Work life balance in my department was good. Work from home wasn’t really available until Covid hit. But now that seems to be going away again. Great company to learn grow your career.
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Great company

Great company, with a an opportunity to contribute to leading edge technology. Very engineer friendly, with a fast pace, process about right and very knowledgeable colleagues.
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Fun and learning

Very engineering oriented environment with lot of knowledge people around who are friendly to work with.Projects are managed well Compensation is good Benefits are good
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Fun place to work

Good training facilities - Fairness and equality - Treats employees with respectGreat opportunities continuous learning stable jobA chance of getting placed with a high profile client. Work life balance depends on the client. Definitely lucky things went my way
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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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