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16. Qualcomm
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 16 (Previous rank: 8)
What makes it so great?
Wireless-technologies designer keeps new ideas flowing via an award-winning recruitment program: It hires 750 interns a year from 38 countries.
Headquarters: 5775 Morehouse Dr
San Diego, CA 92121
2007 revenue ($ millions): 8,871
Website: www.qualcomm.com
U.S. employees 11,932
Employees outside U.S. 2,395
New jobs (1 year) 1,907
% job growth (1 year) 19%
% voluntary turnover 6%
Applicants 94,000
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2009) 300
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Sr. Engineer
Most common job (hourly):
Building Service Attendant I
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care No
100% health-care coverage Yes
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 53%
% women 25%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 30
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): 24
From the February 2, 2009 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2007 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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