What's this team? It's got 30 full timers with a VP and a half a dozen directors and above who cant code to save their lives.
The only thing I'm currently happy with at Q is payment. I started looking for another job and got two offers. I'm still debating whether it is worth accepting a new job that is much more challenging but paid less. My problem here is that the job has... — read more
I only have Q experience and talked about MSM during the whole interview and how I improved performance year or year and it landed me a job with Apple!
Someone here mentioned that in the last 15 years, all the company has been doing is buying or incorporating things rather than inventing something by itself. I know people who say it's not that much of a problem. Do you also think that it is not so... — read more
I've noticed that with the majority of other companies, people move on once they leave. Whether they were laid off or walked away, they never look back. Not with Qualcomm. Years on, people still hold on to the hate. You mention Qualcomm to them, and... — read more
I recently had an interview with Google and they asked me “why did you stay at Qualcomm so long? Qualcomm hasn’t produced a new product in years - did you feel you were gaining skills that would help you advance in big tech at Qualcomm? I really... — read more
I know this isn’t the place for this but I need some advice. I was hired on almost 2 years ago and sometimes I feel as if my career is becoming stagnant. I’ve spoken with my manager about the possibility of being placed in another BU to gain more... — read more
JT should be fired!
This company is a shell of what it once was.
There is always talk of older employees with more experience as the most common target for layoffs. Out of sheer curiosity, how often does it happen that Qualcomm puts on the layoff list the people it has only recently hired, who have only been there... — read more
I hear this more and more often, that Q is not a good place for career development. It makes me a little sad because I had a different idea about this company. I had high expectations when I applied for a job here a little over a year ago... — read more
It's both funny and sad that Qualcomm has conditioned its employees in a way that their two biggest fears are the opposites of the same thing. People are scared of being laid off while at the same time they are afraid they will not be laid off and... — read more
So Q (ie JT) is convinced they don't need a processor team since they can license cores from ARM. They blow up the QCT processor team and totally disregard that ARM can be aquired from a competitor like NVIDIA. Now, it's oh cr-p, we need a CPU team... — read more
Qualcomm in theory is a technology company. Thus, in theory, Qualcomm is constantly looking for the next great business idea… Marisol, QTV, Qualcomm health, Qualcomm IOS and all have failed and resulted in big layoffs. Qualcomm was best known as a... — read more
China is slowing, lay off announcement coming in August. Surprise to many including myself when I got the news.
No explanation given.
*In other words, a doomsday scenario for Qualcomm - in which NVIDIA hoards all of Arm's latest designs, raises licensing fees across the board, and launches more advanced Arm chips to challenge its Snapdragon chips - probably won't occur. NVIDIA will... — read more
Major layoffs in audio, camera, video. Dark times ahead. No demand for chips. Stock price about to tumble(inside information).
Rule 70, 72, 75 keeps being mentioned on various Qualcomm-related forums but I can't figure out what it is. When I Google it, some of it comes back with some investment cr-p which I'm sure has nothing to do with it and some gives me some legal bylaws... — read more
Qualcomm was rated a top 5 law firm in America! It’s said that Qualcomm can retain top tier law talent but can find a top rated engineer if the company depended on it!
I was recently thinking what would be the best advice someone could give to people who are just starting to work here? What do you think? "Try to learn as much as you can and run"? "Don't put in much effort because it's not very valued here"?
Do you feel the older people are hold Qualcomm from growing or being innovative? It seems my boss is terrified I am going to replace him and always tries to steal my ideas as his own or hold any younger person from advancing….. I feel Qualcomm has... — read more
Is it just me or is the average employee age continuing to slide down constantly? From what I can tell, the 20-to-30-year-old group is taking over rapidly, about as rapidly as the 50-to-60-year-old group is shrinking. I have no issues with bringing... — read more
I'm shocked it's been this long since we've had major layoffs. I'm not complaining, mind you, but in the last five years at least (and probably even longer) I don't remember we've had this much downtime when it comes to cuts. I'm starting to enjoy my... — read more
When I first got a job here, I had a constant drive to achieve long-term career success. I had a clear plan of where I see myself in a few years and I was always looking for ways I could develop further here. However, what I planned and where I am... — read more
I think this was long overdue. MG wasn't fit for the role.
I haven’t been here long, just over a year, but I’ve seen on this forum that someone has complained that Q is making employees pay more and more for benefits each year. Can anyone give me a retrospective so that I can compare how much less burdened... — read more
Still good time to jump ship before it is too late? Now Apple website has more than 300 SD openings posted in April a single month. Will Q raise salary against Apple... — read more
It is sad how many people there are in QCOM whose skills and talents are overlooked and underutilized by their current job. Total waste of talent. I made the mistake of not paying more attention to the early signs that my career would stagnate here... — read more
I was recently contacted by a recruited who wanted to know if I would be interested in another company. This company is pretty well known for often having layoffs. I told him I would have to think about it and will get back to him. To be honest I am... — read more
Might get an offer from this team in SD so want to know how is it. I am pretty sure they'll give me more compensation than my current employer. Asking on this forum so that i get honest info without fluff. Do they have layoffs? How's growth? Are... — read more
I have a friend who has a great manager so his experience working here is completely different than mine with a bad manager. I would not like to gossip about him much, suffice it to say that he is absolutely irrational and makes work difficult in... — read more
Do you know typically how much an Apple's ICT5 HW engineer earn? I am in the process of negotiating my compensation and would like to know so that I won't be screwed up.
I don’t know what the secret is, but in this company, those people who deserve it the least are constantly promoted. Totally unfair. I wish I was wrong. A while ago I finally decided it was best to leave so I don't know if the situation is still like... — read more