Qualcomm Compensation

New / Eng spaul33
Jun 21, 2019 20 Comments

What is the typical base compensation, RSU, joining bonus, retention bonus, profit sharing and other benefits in Qualcomm (San Diego) for Senior Eng role?


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  • New / Eng spaul33
    They gave an offer for a senior eng role (modem) which looks like below:
    Base: 111.5K
    Sign on: 40k
    RSU: 29k

    I am in the middle of negotiation phase. But HR is repeating the same saying they maxed out and all.

    Any tips for approaching this ongoing negotiation better?
    Jun 30, 2019 9
    • New / Eng spaul33
      Modem System (which is different than Modem System Test), usually hire PhDs/research oriented folks. That could be one reason to get the pie first. Long story short, Qualcomm seems to be falling in the lower band of the spectrum when it comes to base and/or TC across the board (it gets worse if you are not in HW or Modem System) They are the primary recruiter in SD area and yet they do what they do, this kinda baffles me. Small SD based company like Anokiwave have higher scale than Q. May be I am not seeing what Q management is able to see.
      Jul 1, 2019
    • Qualcomm / Eng dynasty001
      Its just business for them man. If they can get people for lower salaries, they are gonna do that. Take siimilae example from Software Companies like MSFT. MSFT is known to pay loW compensation than other FANG cuz the recruitment every year far exceeds the attrition due to low comp
      Jul 1, 2019
  • Qualcomm / Eng newq
    IC gets RSU and signing bonus. You can check levels.fyi and see what recent offers have been. Retention bonus is team specific I think, or mainly camera/gpu/modem.
    Jun 21, 2019 3
    • New / Eng spaul33
      That’s the bottleneck actually. Not finding anyone to whom Q has extended offer recently in Sr Eng role, hence asking here. Any ball park range would also be helpful
      Jun 21, 2019
    • Qualcomm / Eng newq
      IC is individual contributor. Ballpark for senior engineer base could be 110-135, stock of around 20-30k that vests over 3 years, and cash bonus of 20k. Retention bonus of 10-20k that gets paid if you stay for two years. Stock refreshes aren't the greatest, could be around 10-30k that vests over three years. Staff level is I think when the bonuses becomes decent at Qualcomm.
      Jun 22, 2019
  • Qualcomm / Eng newq
    @op, could you edit your post to tag Qualcomm?
    Jun 22, 2019 1
    • New / Eng spaul33
      Jun 30, 2019
  • Qualcomm / Eng

    Qualcomm Eng

    Intel Corporation
    i know a modem system senior level with a base of 139k
    Jul 1, 2019 0
  • Qualcomm keybrd
    130 base is top of band
    50 cash is possible
    Unknown RSUs
    Jun 22, 2019 0
  • Amazon eldorodo
    I figured they didn’t do any of that for IC’s
    Jun 21, 2019 1
    • New / Eng spaul33
      Oh really! Though I’m asking this for EM (non-IC) role
      Jun 21, 2019


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