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InterDigital Reviews

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
29 Reviews
3.4
29 Reviews
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InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt
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    Senior Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital full-time

    Pros

    Small company, knowledgeable people, easy to approach anyone, great work-life balance, profit sharing designed for most of the employees rather than only top tier management, great bonus packages

    Cons

    Lack of direction, frequent change of goals and direction leading sometimes to frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead and stick with the goals long term.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting research opportunites coupled with poor job security.

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in King of Prussia, PA (US)

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits coupled with a good work life balance. The engineering staff is highly skilled and includes some brilliant people.

    Cons

    Layoffs and other RIFs are too common - occurring roughly every 2 to 3 years. InterDigital moves from one technology to the next every few years and in doing so, replaces existing workers with new hires who are up to speed on the new areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with your technology programs for longer periods instead of pulling the plug prematurely. Give greater say in executive decisions to technical experts instead of relying on patent lawyers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Needs to Provide Material Rewards and Work Life Balance to all Levels of Associates

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Empowered to improve processes, implement new concepts, take leadership roles, develop ideas. Pleasant working environment, associates friendly.

    Cons

    Professional accomplishments unrecognized/not rewarded. Lacks a productive employee career plan. Work-life balance enjoyed, but many are not permitted same benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a career development tool for all employees and implement to ensure professional growth AND advancement. Provide a material rewards program to all employees. Recognize and value all employees (in addition to engineers, attorneys and senior management) within the organization to improve morale and productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Interdigital Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at InterDigital as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work
    opportunity to learn
    Innovation at its best

    Cons

    nothing bad at all at this place

  6.  

    Top notch talent magnet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    The talent there is second to none. You can learn a great deal by working there.

    Cons

    Too many corporate focus changes in a short time.

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    Great contractor experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working as a consultant on a 7-month, part-time project, I was treated with a great deal of kindness, patience, and understanding as my father became ill and eventually passed away during the first two months of the engagement. I was also very impressed with the level of talent and professionalism across the staff.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any glaring cons. I would, though, like to see the company leverage its vocational power (e.g., financial success, staff talents, expertise, etc.) to make an impact on society that goes beyond developing important network technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a priority to determine if there's a higher purpose for your business than you currently realize and, if so, to get about honoring it.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA (US)

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good balance of work and personal life
    Time and resources available to pursue peronal research interests

    Cons

    Company's long term vision is not clear. So long term prospects are a little shaky

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Constantly changing their strategy

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I worked at InterDigital full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, pays well, good life-work balance

    Cons

    Location in Wilmington. Is far

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Salary, good place to learn

    Cons

    Nothing to say about this at this time

  11.  

    Great but challenging place to work

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    Former Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA (US)

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with some of the best and brightest in the industry. Very challenging but performance is recognized and appreciated. Excellent compensation and benefits. If you are good at what you do you can build a great career at InterDigital.

    Cons

    The company changes it's business model radically from time to time, in response to changes in the industry. It can be difficult to keep up. It's a small R&D company so you must work hard to stay in the game. (not really a con, unless you're ok with mediocrity)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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