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Qualcomm is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, and incorporated in Delaware. It creates intellectual property, semiconductors, software, and services related to wireless technology. It owns patents critical to the CDMA2000, TD-SCDMA and WCDMA mobile communications standards. Qualcomm has developed semiconductor components or software for vehicles, watches, laptops, wi-fi, smartphones, and other devices. Most physical Qualcomm products are produced by other companies in a fabless manufacturing arrangement.

A former employee of Qualcomm wrote this on indeed: Qualcomm is the most vindictive employer in the market. Qualcomm blacklists its former employees. The workplace is full of viscous rapers completely condoned by HR. Get yourself a job anywhere else. Especially if you are a woman.


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Current Employee - Senior Engineer says

"very racist. Very political bad management"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Too much politics Too many Indians who bring their stupid political mindset to work environment here, average engineers getting promoted based on favoritism instead of ability or performance They claim to be innovative but in reality are not compared to other companies"

Former Employee - Program Manager says

"No work life balance, terrible management"

Former Employee - Principal Engineering Manager says

"Politics and backstabbing are rampant. Work/life balance is nonexistent. Senior leadership is abusive and provides no real direction. Toxic culture coming from the top down. Incredibly stressful unpleasant place to work."

Current Employee - Test Technician says

"Non stop pressuring and low payment"

Current Employee - Engineer says

"Talent isn’t appreciated in this company at all. It’s a very political place, with a lot of political power given to directors of groups. So if your director is good, you can get better salary, better bonuses and timely promotions. If your director isn’t good, good luck getting promoted even to senior engineer (btw promotion = 10k salary increase, which is way too small). If you are in remote site (not in SD that is), good luck with finding opportunities for career growth within the company. Utterly disgraceful management, with loads of VPs reporting each other, who do nothing valuable for growth of this company. Upper management doesn’t really care for even basic needs of engineers (like monumental pay increase, creating work-friendly environment). Review system is biased and managers don’t really care about third party opinions (why even take them, if you don’t care about them?) There are better companies out there. Avoid like plague."

Former Employee - Region Sales Manager says

"full of low achievers, poor management and communication to the HQ, serious sexual harassment"

Former Employee - Director says

"Poor Management right till the top. Ineffective leadership. Corruption, Nepotism to the top."

Former Employee - Staff Engineer says

"* Very poor upper management * Promotions to colleagues based on friendships rather than skill set * Lack of technical prowess of upper management * Very less growth opportunities to Senior/Staff levels * No value to engineers opinions"

Current Employee - Director says

"No learning and bad culture"

Staff Engineer, patnet agent (Former Employee) says

"Qualcomm is the most vindictive employer in the market. Qualcomm blacklists its former employees. The workplace is full of viscous rapers completely condoned by HR. Get yourself a job anywhere else. Especially if you are a woman."

Multimedia Software Test Engineer (Contract) says

"I had a huge learning curve during the time I spent at Qualcomm. But contract employees are not treated well, and the chances of converting to full time is very low."

Project Analyst - Global SoC Operations (Current Employee) says

"It used to be a terrific company. Now it is not. It's a haven for those on Visas seeking to gain H-1B status. Many people work vary hard, sometimes chasing their tails. Others, not so much. It's all about status reporting and seeking. You need to be highly aspirational and tribal in certain departments."

Methodologies Lead (Former Employee) says

"Work life balance is horrible, Qualcomm will take all of your free time. Regardless of how well you do, how awesome your reviews are, and how much money you have saved the company deploying strategies - they don't care. You will not be rewarded for your efforts by promotion, bonuses or even job security. They continue to make bad decisions regarding benefits. Initially you would be ok taking a smaller salary because the benefits were so good, but over the years they have taken those great benefits away so all you are stuck with is a horrible salary that won't increase year after year.Nonehealth care, work life balance, morality, compensation, management"

Director (Former Employee) says

"While Qualcomm was a visionary wireless technology leader, the company is currently in the process of reinventing itself. The company has lost key leadership and engineering talent."

Sr Software Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Reason i dislike work culture at QCOM is because of lot of report collection, huge upper management and less engineers. Deadline is what cared about not the quality of work."

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) says

"really disappointment about the management team, make bad decisions. keep useless people in company and kick off who really working."

Contracted SW Test Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Watch out for contracted positions. Low pay, grunt work. If your honest worker beware... better if your a good show off, pretenter, credit steeler. Too many employees, lots of overlap of work. Hard to get ownership. Culture is pretend, pretend your a robot, pretend you work all hours of the day, pretend you know the technology."

Mask Layout (Former Employee) says

"No management structure in getting new hires started with memory device structrue and what is required. Not treated as a person just a person to use and abuse. Would never work here again.free drinks and food for over timepoor management, no structure"

RF Technician (Former Employee) says

"Perks are one thing, but most perks are not available to many of those who are hired as temporary employees of Qualcomm. Make sure that you are not hired through a temp agency. Firstly because they dont offer any training and you are expected to know how to do the job requirements from scratch. Youre pretty much on your own as a temp. and if you get sick or cant work for any length of time, pack your bags! Zero job security. This company hires hourly people and keeps them as temps for almost a year...then they let them go for two or three months without pay, hire them back for another year etc etc. I personally know RF Technicians that have been hired, laid off, and rehired as many as four times and are now in their fifth "ride" on the merry go round! These rehires get ZERO benefits and work side by side with permanent employees who get paid vactions, raises, promotions, holiday pay! If you like being a second class employee, hire on as a temp with Qualcomm.not bad if you are a direct hire.... good bene's, culture etc.use people as temporary employees indefinately"

Senior Engineer (Current Employee) says

"The engineers are usually great and are knowledgeable. The management not so. They have very bad planning capabilities. The project execution and planning suffers a lot and because of poor planning , the work life balance of engineers take a back seat."

Manager (Former Employee) says

"a typical day at work: firefighting the issues what I learned: Never join a company where the organisational structure is ever changing. No one has a clue with this uncertainty. Management: is misguided by few people Workplace culture: No trust among colleagues, within and across departments.Free transport, lunchLong hours, untrusting hostile environment, politics all round"

Project Analyst (Current Employee) says

"No stability in this company. Most opportunities are given to permanent employees. Hard for most contractors to advance in this company."

Assistant Manager Talent Acquisition (Current Employee) says

"I worked for few months, the leadership team and culture is pathetic. They take mostly as contract employee and through people out without providing any notice."

Senior Embedded Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Management often side track female engineers to perform secondary tasks which are left aside by male counter parts. Generally rude culture with no respect for suitably qualified female engineers."

Staff Program Manager (Current Employee) says

"Organizations have healthy autonomy for productivityTechnical leaders entrusted to make project decisionsToo much matrixed structure - individuals often do not know if they are on right track on performance until annual performance reviewAll work and no play - meetings scheduled late evenings and on weekends throughout project (not just when necessary, but 9 months to a year at a time).Poor executive management - no vision, legal battles with key customers, business structure against many fair trade policies.Technical decisions made quickly24 / 7 work culture"

Admin Services Clerk (Current Employee) says

"I work in support services, the team I work with is kind, helpful and accommodating. The company my team works for is ruthlessly exploitative and cares not a bit for the people who work for them. My admin team is comprised of 80% temporary employees, and we enjoy perks such as: Minimum wage Promises of no merit increases (yes, this is true.) No access to skills development tools (full time employees only) No promotion opportunities, it literally doesn't matter if you work hard or not, they compensate you the same, and this has been stated to me several times through the temp company they rent us through. Here's the kicker: They recently just switched to an outsourced temp company from outside the country, and everyone on our team must reapply for the jobs they just had. This includes the team members that were Qualcomm employees. That's right, they actually bumped their dedicated, long term employees to temp status. They still pay their average engineers close to 6 figures, but they won't even consider paying the support 1/3 of that, and will happily oust the people that have given most of their adult lives to the company to save a few bucks. Of course, with every company that exploits it's help, we are also overworked, but I won't bore you with the details. If this sounds like I'm angry, you're absolutely right, this is a meat grinder, not a job."

Engineer (Former Employee) says

"Very Busy/escalation across every department. Sleepless nights ,working round the clock for delivery.MOdem technology and learning pace is very slow due to the Hectic work pressure. Management is the worst of all in Qualcomm for the poor performance. The hardest part of working in Qualcomm is shutting you eyes,mouth and ears against injustice. Nothing to enjoy esp from 2014."

Contract temp (Former Employee) says

"Manager was very egotistcal and very unprofessional i quit. Make sure you screen manager before you start job with these people. right group and Manager is key to succeed and be happy. Very disappointed that A crazy unstable manager can be a manager at this place and nothing is done about it. Beware if it sounds too good it is."

staff engineer (Current Employee) says

"no benefits, bad culture, lots of politics, upper management is not fair, stay away from qualcomm, you can do better, zero job satisfactionnoneeverything"

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