InterDigital Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
27 Reviews

3.5
27 Reviews
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InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt
William J. Merritt
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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital full-time for 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
  2.  

    Great place to work but in Suburbs

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY

    I worked at InterDigital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Creative work environment. You are encouraged to do research and produce your own ideas. Competitive salary and benefits. Staff is mostly friendly.

    Cons

    You have to work in suburbs. Even though these days almost all the tech companies located in the suburbs. But if you are single person who would like to have a life outside of the work, it is very difficult to have a balanced life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Patent or Perish!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses well above industry average
    Work on cutting-edge wireless
    Job security for authors/co-authors of numerous patent applications
    Mostly good people to work with
    Relaxed working environment (typically no product deadlines)

    Cons

    Hard to advance past Member Technical Staff for engineers
    Has a reputation as a patent troll
    Limited transparency of executive decision making down to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to drive the business through engineering innovation instead of purely patent driven decisions. Good engineering will always create value in some form.

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  5.  

    Need some talented higher management to drive this place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment,
    open research environment

    Cons

    R&D not applicable that much to product development
    The company is trying to invest in many small projects and this make it not specialized in any thing in particular

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unclear vision for most of the employers on where the company is heading and its future. Management should make this message clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good money for the work hours.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    a very relaxed pace of work, good base salaries, good bonus and compensation, freindly atmosphere, job stability, very good work- life balance

    Cons

    insufficeint technical challenge, poor middle management who does not care about proffesional and carrer growth, most people are near retirement- very few young and dynamic people. Dfifficult to change groups- easy to be stuck in a rut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the fat!. This is a top heavy organisation. Add more young engineers. Make promotions more uniform. Allow people to change groups

    No opinion of CEO
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    InterDigital needs some cleanup at Senior Management level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    It is small company. So the environment is very competitive. Engineers are one of the smartest engineers. Benefits given to engineer are sometimes are good. Every innovation is paid a lot for. Contributions are valued a lot. you can be a large fish in small pond very fast. Diverse group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks direction. In fact entire upper management team lacks direction.
    Number of meetings are way high. Which makes is less productive space.
    All Allhands meetings presentation, more-or-less look "identical"

    Hiring HR Stinks. Upper management doesn't seem to realize that they miss a lot of good ppl who want to work with this company because of the hiring manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to clean up themselves. a lot of junk folks. Remove some patent hungry folks.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay for very senior level engineers and managers, poor pay to junior engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Good pay for very senior level engineers and managers

    Cons

    poor pay to junior engineers

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Small in Montreal, mostly professional in the area more than 5 years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    Small, friendly, people know the stuff well

    Cons

    Not enough brand name power compare to Nokia, Ecricsson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring more interns and get them have a full view of the company instead of just the sector they are working on. Too specialized for a student.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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