best companies 2013 qualcomm
2013 Fortune 500 rank: 149
2013 Best Companies rank: 11
No. of U.S. employees: 15693
Most common job title and/or function: Engineer, Staff
Avg. annual compensation for that job: 145416

Employees at the wireless-technology company are encouraged to share ideas at an annual in-house tech conference. In 2012 engineers submitted nearly 200 papers, the winners of which were asked to present at the forum and participate in speaking events.

- Last updated May 06 2013 07:14 AM ET
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