Qualcomm Audio Systems Engineer

SRG Studios PR / Eng blurryRobo
Jul 31, 2017 6 Comments

Anybody knows how the culture is? pay? etc? Have an interview pretty soon. San Diego

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  • Illumina / Eng
    awesomemax

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    We interviewed a bunch of people who were leaving Qualcomm and they describe a bizarre culture where engineers are very, very siloed. Like instead of a board or a body of firmware, individual people might be responsible for one small function for the entirety of a development cycle. It seemed kinda weird and I've never seen anything like that. (But I didn't see this firsthand--just hearsay from people who were leaving or who got cut)
    Jul 31, 2017 2
    • SRG Studios PR / Eng blurryRobo
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      I really want it to be like a stepping stone in my career, get myself to cali. it does seem kind of weird though
      Jul 31, 2017
    • Illumina / Eng
      awesomemax

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      Oh San Diego definitely brings up the average. If you can get them to relocate you and pay you enough to live here, it's definitely worth a chapter of life
      Jul 31, 2017
  • New fWdL15
    It sucks. The horror stories are true. I work there and plan on leaving
    Oct 23, 2017 0
  • Magenic Cybermancy
    QC culture is indeed extremely siloed, but it is much more collaborative than top-down. You will become very experienced in managing both sideways and up, from positions where you have no authority but need to get stuff done. Managers dictating orders down the chain is now how work gets done; rather, suggestions and guides are placed and "grassroots" efforts are garnered to make things happen.

    The base salary is low; both for the market and for San Diego. But, the benefits package is outstanding; really top notch. Absolutely do not undersestimate its value.

    QC is not a place to set roots, but it's a great stepping stone. My best advice: take the job, but when you leave, get COBRA and take the insurance with you, because you won't find a suitable replacement elsewhere.
    Sep 3, 2017 0
  • New pc69
    San Diego is the best
    Aug 12, 2017 0