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No. 9, Large
Qualcomm
San Diego, Calif. [Pacific]
Qualcomm
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 2013 4%
IT employee promotions in 2013 16%
Training
Training days offered per IT employee in 2013 7
Training budget per IT employee in 2013 $2,000