Best Places to Work in IT 2012 Employer Profile

No. 17

Qualcomm Inc.

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

Why you want to work there

IT employees at this San Diego-based vendor of wireless communications technologies are encouraged to move within the organization to improve their existing skills or learn new ones. In 2011, 14% of the IT staffers were promoted into roles with increased responsibilities. The company's Innovator of the Year Award is presented to an employee who has a history of taking an innovative approach to work and has made a significant business impact beyond his or her project team or department.

Rank by company size:
Large, No. 10

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees:
14,005
Total U.S.-based IT employees:
1,318
IT employee turnover in 2012:
6%
IT promotions in 2012:
8%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012:
5
Training budget per IT employee in 2012:
$1,328

Women in IT

Total percentage of women within IT:
26%
Percentage of IT managers who are women:
30%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are women:
25%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT:
38%
Percentage of IT managers who are minorities:
39%
Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities:
38%