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Elena Bajic
2006

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Recommend to a friend

76%

Say this is a great place to work

68%

Proud to have on resume

79%

Most Helpful Positive Review

Former employee - Director

Qualcomm is well respected for its innovations and contributions to cellular mobile industry and attracts the best talent. While working at Qualcomm is rewarding, you may get easily left out if you don't have the tact and enough push to climb up the ladder.

Most Helpful Critical Review

Former employee - Vice President (VP, SVP, EVP, etc.)

There is a lack of collaboration and information sharing across the company. Communication and collaboration across teams could be improved. Leadership should set a vision that can be understood and internalized by the organization. A focus on giving leaders the skills they need to be successful should be adopted and poor performance should be addressed more aggressively.

Former employee - Director

Needs to improve transparency of executive communications regarding objectives and priorities to rest of company.

Former employee - Director

Employees are generally collaborative but politics can be a problem. Like many large companies many hiring managers only hire employees they view as non threatening to their own positions. The result of this self -protection is that the caliber of many second tier employees is good in that they are collaborative but not great. These second tier employees also tend to reinforce a pervasive buddy system that promoted mediocrity and undermines creativity and risk taking.

Former employee - Director

Important decisions are only made at the C-level. There is little opportunity for entrepreneurial efforts to succeed because of central management is bureaucratic. Executives get jazzed and fund an idea then abandon it. They do not listen to lower level employees concerns until they hit crisis level. Then they respond to the crisis in a reactionary manner by throwing resources at the problem. This spend/starve/spend cycle repeats itself over and over again. They also out way too much equity into the idea that only the ideas of engineers are substantive. They need people with broader skill sets in management.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Would recommend eliminating politics that play within the company.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Very competitive atmosphere

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Be prepared to be challenged here.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Wish there was better communication. Also, would recomment treating remote employees as they do at HQ.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Typical California tech company culture.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Would add a focused rotational programs for technical Path's and MBAs.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Has an innovative culture.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Hires smart people, and learning curve for its employee is well ahead of any competitors in the industry giving employees great exit opportunitiy.

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Company is more focused on engineers to run the business . This can change to incorporate more folks with businesses and MBA experience to run various divisions

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

It has a very open and collaborative culture .

Current employee - Manager / Senior Manager

Qualcomm is a very strong technical company.

Former employee - Vice President (VP, SVP, EVP, etc.)

A great organization!

Former employee - Vice President (VP, SVP, EVP, etc.)

Collaborative and fun culture!

Former employee - Director

Executive leadership was none existent in my area.

Former employee - Director

Qualcomm was the most political company I have ever worked for.

Former employee - Manager / Senior Manager

There are a few things I'd change if able to. Layoffs, how it's very political, too many directors and VP's, and how there's way too many conflicting projects going on with no or little coordination between them.

Former employee - Vice President (VP, SVP, EVP, etc.)

Most of the company has been making money from licensing. Everything else is using cash to acquire new companies. Locked into founders licensing model. Dispised by its customers and countries, they struggle to keep shareholder value.