Best Places to Work in IT 2013 Employer Profile

No. 8

Qualcomm

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

Why you want to work there

Not surprisingly, communication is a priority at this San Diego-based vendor of wireless communications technologies. CIO Norm Fjeldheim gives IT employees a chance to discuss whatever is on their minds at monthly "Nosh With Norm" lunch meetings for groups of 12 to 15 people. IT workers are also encouraged to suggest products and services that might improve processes. The most recent winner of the company's annual IT Innovation Award received a $10,000 bonus for imagining and implementing a number of data center improvements that yielded substantial cost savings and helped the department win several awards for data center innovation and for going green.

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Rank by company size:
Large, No. 3

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 18,395

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 1,379

IT employee turnover in 2012: 6%

IT promotions in 2012: 15%

Training

Training days offered per IT employee in 2012: 4

Training budget per IT employee in 2012: $1,015

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: 24%

Minorities in IT

Total percentage of minorities within IT: 40%

Percentage of IT managers who are minorities: 38%

Percentage of IT staffers (non-managers) who are minorities: 41%