InterDigital Reviews

Updated August 5, 2015
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InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt
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  1. Horizontal structure and easy-to-work with Engineers

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Profit-sharing, Annual bonus, opportunity to work with latest wireless technologies

    Cons

    Lack of vision; This company is big into patents and legal so Engineers are treated as second class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    look at long term goals rather than keep changing your strategies every short while. This will create a lot of distraction in the work place and results in a poor efficiency from the Engineers.


  2. Constantly changing their strategy

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, DE
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InterDigital full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, pays well, good life-work balance

    Cons

    Location in Wilmington. Is far


  3. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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  5. Top notch talent magnet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  6. Senior Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Plan ahead and stick with the goals long term.


  7. Good company to work with. The salary is very competitive.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. People are nice, and work life balance

    Cons

    Small company, and not much chance for career advancement


  8. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good workplace with great engineers

    Cons

    Location is not very convenient


  9. Senior Engineer at InterDigital

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a very challenging environment with a lot of very interesting projects. The technologies you work on are very cutting edge and there is a lot of exposure to patents and standards. You also have many opportunities to contribute to standards and write patents.

    Cons

    The company is very patent oriented and is still unexperienced with product development. Also, the product requirements vary rapidly and this creates more pressure on the employees.

    Advice to Management

    I would tell them to try to get more feedback from the employees. It seems that they could benefit from receiving comments directly from the people who work on standard/products, rather than receiving them from the (lower) management.


  10. Intelligent, Motivated and Respectful Co-workers

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    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Inter Digital is a small company that focuses on the design of patents for cell phone technology. There are many opportunities to learn from an experienced R&D team. Everyone seems very motivated and there is a very good feeling of respect between employees (corporate politics exist but are kept to a minimum).

    Cons

    The employees are very skilled technically and tend to keep to themselves. You really need to engage yourself in discussion with other employees more so than at other companies. However if you make the effort, everyone seems very happy to help.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to improve the efficiency of communication. Emphasize small meetings and discussions between a few people over large time-wasters. I spend way to much in "required" meetings. (This may not apply to everyone in the company but many of my co-workers have voiced this same concern).


  11. InterDigital is a place that can be both a wonderful and frustrating place to work.

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    Current Employee - Manager Equivalent
    Current Employee - Manager Equivalent
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent workforce; excellent salaries, benefits, bonuses; many avenues for learning - rotations in departments, training programs, and some really good people who are willing to teach you things and share their ideas. We can challenge ideas freely. While there's always a lot of change going on, it's a great company and our CEO is really approachable and totally gets it. There is a friendly, family-like atmosphere, very casual. It's easy to look forward to going to work.

    Cons

    We could update some of our internal technologies and maybe run certain areas more efficiently but the company is always looking at ways to improve so I have no complaints!

    Advice to Management

    It seems like the board of directors has always been too conservative to give good advice to a tech company so I would say to try and get more tech savvy and younger members on the board. They should be more willing to take risks on future technologies. We are extremely smart engineers and management has good ideas. I always have gotten the impression that the board blocks a lot of the more risky and interesting ideas.



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