Working at Qualcomm: Company Overview and Reviews

1232 reviews
Qualcomm Ratings
Average rating of 1232 reviews on Indeed
3.8Work-Life Balance
4.0Pay & Benefits
3.4Job Security & Advancement
San Diego California, United States
More than $10B (USD)
Computers and Electronics

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Overall Reviews at Qualcomm

Vice President of Information Technology | San Diego, CA | Dec 1, 2019
Friendly people, decent company
Qualcomm is a large and still growing company. If you work hard, continue to learn and grow your skills (which was always encouraged), you will be provided with many opportunities. It is a fun company with many events for employees as well as many on campus perks. There are several gyms, cafeterias, movie nights and discount tickets for San Diego venues. They also provide solid benefits with 401K matching. Another thing that is great about Qualcomm is how organized and dialed in everything is. Qualnet is one stop shopping to get anything and everything done from purchasing a domain to booking travel to organizing an All Hands in the Q Auditorium.
Digital Designer | San Diego, CA | Jan 9, 2020
Competitive Environment
Good management, challenging projects. Fast-paced environment, makes you busy all the time. Work on cutting-edge technology. Sacrifice on work-life balance.
Configuration Manager | San Diego, CA | Dec 28, 2019
Great company to work with.
.This review will be based on my experience only. I worked at Qualcomm Tech Inc for over 16 years overall. Several QC-buildings have coffee stations (a great way to start the day) co-workers were very friendly, and the workflow was somehow moderate, some days were very stressful- dealing with engineers due to their customer pressure, project deadlines or last min emergencies. But, if you like your job, you truly enjoy bad days as well. QC Tech Inc wasn't just an employer, they became a family too. I was lucky to work with a great group, very understanding management staff. QC provides great health, vision, and dental benefits insurance.
ProsWork environment that makes you feel supported, valued and included
ConsUnstable employer- too many lay offs.
Payroll Accountant | San Diego, CA | Nov 16, 2019
Enjoyable place to work long term
Work in accounting and continue to learn something new nearly every month in my 13 year career at Qualcomm. Will say it is more difficult to get promoted as a female and in accounting than finance but that is mostly due to accounting operations having moved to Hyderabad, India. Great place to work and wonderful management team as well as cross functional partners.
Software Architect | San Diego, CA | Jan 27, 2019
Its great company to work with good team culture and healthy environment to work.With great opportunities to grow in your career, With great pay and benefits.
Senior Project Manager | San Diego, CA | Dec 17, 2018
Great people, good company
I worked at Qualcomm for 20 years in different roles, and on the whole, it was a good experience. I worked hard, but I was also remunerated amply. In my job there were many times when I worked long hours, but my bosses made sure I got some compensation (whether it was extra hours off or bringing in lunch). One of the things I learned is that the higher up's often make decisions, without having a firm plan.The workplace structure often rigid on certain things, but allowed for an individual to decide on some parts of their role.
ProsRoom for growth, ability to define your job, incorporate
ConsSometimes clueless higher up
Technical Lead | Santa Clara, CA | Apr 14, 2020
It was a temporary job.
Thus no benefits. It was interesting to experiencing layoffs when the work I did was recurring through contractors. Thus full time employees with experience were being laid off and contractors with no experience were guided to failure because the knowledge was lost.
Vice President of Product Management | San Diego, CA | Jul 21, 2019
long days. intense. lots of travel. very technical. strong engineering culture. centralized decision making. diverse team. politics is common. moral varies by team.
Software Architect | San Diego, CA | Nov 25, 2019
Good place to learn and have fun
Good place to learn and have fun. Management is good and encouraging however there is lot of focus on out-sourcing .. QC PMO was a great pace in terms of managing 100+ million programs
Consultant | San Diego, CA | Sep 15, 2019
Fun and challenging place to work with.
I loved working with Qualcomm as a technical lead in LTE and WiFi networks installation and debugging end-to-end and the work was very challenging. I worked in the LTE EnodeB networks more like a scientist as apposed to electrical engineer. I had to debug major issues with new implementations in the EnodeBs made by Hwawei. And a few features were not implemented as expected in the LTE standard.

Questions And Answers about Qualcomm

What advice would you give the CEO of Qualcomm about how to improve it?
Asked Sep 29, 2016
When the CEO laid off thousands of people to appease shareholders and deliver on his promise to reduce operating expenses by $1 billion, he was given a $250 million bonus. Imagine how many people's lives he devastated with that decision, and how many people he could have kept employed by not being greedy and accepting that obscene bonus. Here's an idea ... If you need to reduce operating expenses and the only way to do that is by reducing payroll, reduce everyone's pay across the board by 10% and do not ruin lives by kicking talented, hard-working people to the curb. You would come across as a hero instead of the villain that you have demonstrated yourself to be.
Answered Dec 7, 2019
I would advise to institute proof reading of your company's job listings; one example would be your listing #: N1970438. Grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and an explicit active call to diversity within the listing. While I completely support your companies right to hire, fire, or associate with whomever you chose, I am not sure if you intended this to be phrased in such a way to give an immediate call to seeking diversity. Seeking diversity as opposed to...?
Answered Feb 26, 2019
How did you feel about telling people you worked at Qualcomm?
Asked Sep 29, 2016
Absolute pride Most people didn’t know what we did, but I usually told them that every phone made was based on our technology, and it wasn’t just CDMA. We were always 1st to the marketplace with the latest innovations. 1st to market with an ARM based product in the smallest tech node geometries.
Answered May 20, 2018
Sometimes with pride and other times just as a matter of fact.
Answered Sep 16, 2017
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Qualcomm a better place to work?
Asked Aug 4, 2017
Four-day workweeks.
Answered Nov 16, 2019
Make sure that the CAD team and the physical design team reported to the same EVP.
Answered Sep 26, 2019
What questions did they ask during your interview at Qualcomm?
Asked Sep 20, 2016
Asked about my Linux systems experience and my git experience.
Answered Mar 29, 2020
Technical—circuits, software, Unix/Linux. Behavioral—working on teams in stressful environment. Strengths and weaknesses. What are you most proud of.
Answered May 20, 2018
What is the work environment and culture like at Qualcomm?
Asked Jul 20, 2016
It is a good place with very smart people. Sometimes how hard you work is valued too highly.
Answered May 20, 2018
It used to be one of nurturing. It's now cut-throat. Job security is a thing of the past
Answered Aug 2, 2017