Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 9, Large

Qualcomm

San Diego, Calif. [Pacific]
http://www.qualcomm.com
http://www.qualcomm.com/careers

Why you want to work there

At this San Diego-based vendor of wireless communications technologies, IT employees have a special communication medium: the IT Employee Portal. Built by IT employees for IT employees, the portal is a place where staffers share project updates, white papers, news about career development opportunities, details of internal events and updates on job openings. It's also used to publicize charitable projects that need volunteers, recognize employees who have earned degrees or promotions, and announce things like raffles for sports tickets. Two other popular features on the IT Employee Portal are employee profiles and "Norm's Corner," a monthly column by CIO Norm Fjeldheim on an array of IT topics.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
20,079
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
1,416
IT employee turnover in 2014:
4%
IT promotions in 2014:
16%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2014:
7
Training budget per IT employee in 2014:
$2,000