Current CEO: Paul E. Jacobs
Qualcomm is a communications company that markets, manufacturers, and develops wireless communications products and provides communication services. Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, California, and is currently led by Chairman and CEO Paul E. Jacobs.
Qualcomm was founded in 1985 and has been at the forefront of some of the most important wireless technology developments over the past twenty years. The company has sold many of its retail-focused divisions and now works primarily in product development. Experienced engineers and professionals in the telecommunications field can find excellent opportunities with Qualcomm at one of its regional offices or at the company''s main campus in San Diego.
The telecommunications industry undergoes constant change. Because of the continual demand for new and cutting edge products and services, working at Qualcomm provides plenty of intellectual challenges for engineers, software developers, and telecomm industry specialists. Qualcomm careers are heavily focused in engineering and programming, but the company also employs a myriad of support staff and corporate professionals.
Some of Qualcomm''s production and development facilities are located outside the United States. Management level employees may have opportunities to travel to these locations to support training and development initiatives. Though recent turns in the economy have necessitated the closings of several branch locations, Qualcomm still operates all of its main facilities and offers good job security to employees who are willing to invest time in the company.
The majority of the company''s success has been achieved by developing patented systems and products for telecommunication. The Qualcomm culture values and supports the sort of innovation that has led to such great company success. Employee strengths are valued and leveraged by company leaders. Managers are reported to foster a workplace atmosphere that emphasizes cooperation, innovation, and dedication.
While employees may find working in an innovation-driven industry stressful at times, they are afforded excellent compensation for their work. Many Qualcomm employees earn higher salaries than their counterparts at similar companies.
The dedication of employees is rewarded with an excellent Qualcomm benefits package. Qualified employees can participate in a medical and dental plan, an employee stock purchase plan, and receive a set number of paid holidays per year. Employees may also choose to participate in a 401(k) retirement savings plan with an employer contribution. Many employees are able to earn vacation time and are offered the opportunity to further their training and education.
Qualcomm also offers employees adoption assistance and runs a program that focuses on helping employees balance their family, home and work life.