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Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on Jan 8th, 2021
"I wouldn't recommend it, at least not in any of the corporate functions. In my experience working here , they tear women down (I was told that my suits were inappropriate and that I should try on all of my clothes for an HR rep who would tell me which outfits are acceptable and which are not). I was accused of sleeping with my boss to get promoted (because a woman couldn't possibly get promoted on her own merit...). I can't warn women away enough. My experience here led to major psychological fallout and killed my sense of self-esteem for many years. Stay away, you deserve better."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on Jan 15th, 2020
"As with all large companies, the work environment is largely dependent on your manager/leader. My managers have done a good job of building an inclusive environment, however, I have seen other teams that I would never work for based on their leadership. I'd recommend thoroughly vetting hiring managers, as well as gathering as much insight as possible from interviewers, when going through the interview process to better understand that specific team's culture/norms before accepting a job. "
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on Jul 16th, 2019
"No one has this all figured out yet but Qualcomm is investing effort in all the right places towards a more fair workplace that is equally welcoming to all and helps everyone thrive. "
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on Jul 10th, 2019
"This is a great place to start your career , as you move up the ranks, you may want to negotiate for better pay and benefits."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on Jun 27th, 2019
"If you are a solo worker, this is your place. Otherwise, I would say you may feel lonely at times because -depending on the team- you might be the only woman (and even more of an outcast if you're also the only person who doesn't speak the language -not English- that's popular among your peers). Following this same line, most team bonding activities will be sporty and competitive. Unfortunately, there is still a finger-pointing culture instead of a collaborative one. I would like to see efforts from HR or managers to bring teams together, remind them we are all working for the same goal."
"Be willing to work very hard, expect some long hours, and be ready to advocate for yourself."
"I've found the culture to be very inclusive, with an emphasis on encouraging career and personal growth and development. "
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on May 31st, 2019
"Be courageous and prepared to take on the next opportunity."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on May 20th, 2019
"Maternity leave is less than other tech companies. Qualcomm makes the process complex and time consuming to figure out. Women do not get promoted as quickly as men. Women often plateau at certain job grades for many many years. Women are under-represented at the engineer senior staff, manager, and director level. "
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on May 16th, 2019
"Good for work life balance but not the best place for moving to leadership."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on May 7th, 2019
"It's an OK place to start your career but not a place for women who are looking for leadership roles."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on May 3rd, 2019
"Friendly engineers. Challenging work. Lots and lots of opportunities to learn. Great health benefits and time off policies. "
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States on Apr 18th, 2019
"Where you land depends on how family and woman friendly this place is."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated, United States of America on Apr 11th, 2019
"Policies are in place to allow for flexibility however some teams are less flexible than others across the organization. Be prepared to work hard and work some the brightest minds out there. "
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated on Mar 27th, 2019
"Great Family TIme Off policy. Flexible work opportunities. Exciting technology. "
"- The people are real friendly. - Feels like your peers are your family/friends, they really care. - There is always something going on at work that makes it fun. - We have nursing rooms and expectant mother parking spots."
"You will find good opportunities to grow professionally and make some lifelong personal connections with colleagues. At the same time, work-life balance depends on your attitude towards the work and how you define the balance."
"It is a great place to work.. I would highly recommend giving Qualcomm a look."
"Great programs for woman, but it would be nice to see more females in leadership positions."
"Qualcomm rewards hard work and dedicated employees. Qualcomm is also focused on providing equal opportunity for all."
"It is an average company in terms of facilities towards women."
"In general, good to work here. But the package is going downward."
"great opportunity to grow and expose to learn new but no work life balance "
"A great place to work for women as the company is very employee friendly. Provides opportunities and is flexible in general and specifically for women employees"
"Though there are not many women employees within Engineering departments, there are lots of women in HR, Finance, Legal, Sales Ops and IT departments."
"I love working there because I found a team where I mean something. Find the place you are the most comfortable. Give yourself the chance to include yourself and be inclusive with people who might not be."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated on Feb 15th, 2019
"Very few women work here, but we are trying to grow our women's network. I've had good support for going to women's conferences."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated on Jan 8th, 2019
"Flexibility at this employer highly depends on the team you're in and your bosses."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated on Sep 24th, 2018
"Be prepared to hit a glass ceiling between lower/upper staff levels - promotions are very, very difficult to get"
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated on Sep 10th, 2018
"I honestly loved working here. I can't say much outside of the product marketing department, but women are treated amazingly and I wholeheartedly recommend any woman to work here. Great diversity."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated on Dec 8th, 2016
"The company has a very family-friendly environment that is inclusive of employees' families."
Anonymous shared this review of Qualcomm Incorporated on May 20th, 2016
"Eh, it's ok. There are very few women in my group. "
"This is a great place to work if you are earlier in your career. There is some unfairness to women, but in the lower rungs it is very subtle and infrequent and the project experience you get working here is fantastic. However, I worked in a group that was at least 50% female and we had no female managers or directors. On leveling spread, men tended to be a couple levels higher overall with titles than women in our group. Once you want to actually start achieving manager and director level titles, there is a lot more resistance and women are often left behind."
"Qualcomm is a great company. However, the environment is incredibly competitive. You will not move forward unless you are aggressive and competitive. Tech savvy people have a much better opportunity of moving forward as well."
"It is a tough environment for women. You need to have a boss who is an advocate for you and diversity."
"Work in progress"
"It is male dominated company. They logically 'try' to treat women equally but dont always succeed. Women with kids usually leave early to pick up kids and they are usually badly judged due to this. Lot of late hours and weekend support is needed. refusing any of it goes against you and effects are seen in bonus rating"
"If you are a woman and work for another woman, you are in trouble. If you are a woman with kids and work there at all, your job will be given to someone else. You will always be in a supporting, subordinate almost admin role. They will proactively tell you it is to help you with "balancing" your home duties. I have sat in meetings with my female superior at 2PM that are running over and she will stop and ask if I need to get home to the baby. What? On a daily basis I am shocked by the ineptitude, lack of leadership and lack of integrity. I go home every day feeling awful."
"Non-engineering women can hold mid-level mgt roles; this is a very male engineer dominated company. Outspoken women are side-lined and passed over before they make it to upper management. Company talks the talk but does not walk the walk."
"My department management treats man and women equally. Gender is not a factor into consideration for promotions at this level; however, higher positions (VPs and above) are occupied predominantly (almost exclusively) by males."
"Depending on the department and level women can do well. Certain sub groups are heavily female based."
"This is one of the most technical industries and companies I've worked at. There is "0" executive women and very limited business acumen. If you are a hard core technical person you will do fine but you have to be an aggressive personality to be promoted and succeed. Collaboration, leadership and being a great manager are not rewarded so you need to be very comfortable being the ONLY women in the room most of the time and able to hold your own without coming off too aggressive."
"Strong gender bias against women at all levels, starting from the top. For example, Qualcomm has all white male executives. There was only one female executive and she left (and joined Microsoft) after being terribly unhappy. As a mid/high director level employee and find it impossible to proceed without getting "in" with an all male senior crowd, where I clearly feel left out. My experience is not unique and all women employees at my (and higher) levels share the same feeling."
"Good opportunities to develop and growth. Good and fair pay. Overall the company is focusing more on diversity issues, and look forward to new and stronger programs being implemented."
"Men are in charge and that isn't changing. Constant re-orgs are engineered and keep those (men) in power in place. No opportunity for advancement, especially for women. Women are held to a different set of performance/behavior standards while men can run around doing whatever they like. People are fleeing for the doors."
"I've worked here for going on 10yrs and personally only been advanced one time. All the women in my dept are in support roles which makes it impossible to network for advancement. There is another woman that was hired within a week of me and she was advanced 3 times... but we do the exact same thing and I have a technical degree. It was because she found a male champion. This is just a personal example of what you can potentially expect with my company and in my dept."