InterDigital
3.3 of 5 25 reviews
www.interdigital.com King of Prussia, PA 150 to 499 Employees

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InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt

William J. Merritt

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work but in Suburbs

Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
Melville, NY

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

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

ConsYou 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Patent or Perish!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsPay 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)

ConsHard 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 Senior ManagementContinue 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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Need some talented higher management to drive this place

Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
King of Prussia, PA

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

ProsGood work environment,
open research environment

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

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I have been working at InterDigital

ProsGood pay for very senior level engineers and managers

Conspoor pay to junior engineers

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Good money for the work hours.

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Melville, NY

I have been working at InterDigital

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

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

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

Intern Engineer (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I worked at InterDigital

ProsSmall, friendly, people know the stuff well

ConsNot enough brand name power compare to Nokia, Ecricsson.

Advice to Senior Managementbring 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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InterDigital needs some cleanup at Senior Management level

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Melville, NY

I have been working at InterDigital

ProsIt 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.

ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementThey need to clean up themselves. a lot of junk folks. Remove some patent hungry folks.

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