Interviewed at Intellectual Ventures
Interview Details – Met with HR first and then had 5-6 back to back interviews with two different teams focusing on two separate technology areas. All meetings were one on one. Some very technical and some more focused on my personality and career goals.
Interview Question – Technical questions not related to my background or job description Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no room for negotiation for internship positions. Hours are flexible though.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures in September 2012.
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Submitted resume for position posted on craigslist to internal employee who recommended me. Neither of us heard any information for a couple of weeks and then after internal pushing I was given an initial HR screen interview over the phone. The company had almost completed there interview process for the position. I was skipped over the manager phone interview and was scheduled the next week for an in-person interview with multiple managers. All the people I met were extremely nice and liked the direction the company was moving, all said the company today was not the same as when they started. I felt I did really well with all who interviewed me with the exception of one who did not seem interested in from my inside knowledge had already decided on who they wanted to hire for the position.
My internal source said they were looking for a reporting analyst and they ultimately hired a Junior reporting analyst for the same position I was interviewing for - Sr. Business Systems Analyst.
Interview Question – What would you do if you were told to just reproduce an existing report for requirements? View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures.
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The company sounds very intriguing at first and tries to draw you in with how great they are. At the beginning the process is very normal and the HR folks are very nice. Most folks are cordial and treat you very well at the start.
As the process drags on they seem to care less and less about maintaining professional communication with the candidates.
Beware, if you are considering employment here, the process is VERY LONG and this isn't just from my experience but also from others I have known that have gone through it as well.
Interview Question – Once you start the process they are very slow to communicate and have horrible followup to the point of being nearly rude. I don't believe this is necessarily the fault of HR but of the company and the management but HR should still communicate better. I went through almost 4 months of the process before I said enough was enough. They have very strange interview process which involves many peer panel type interviews with groups you won't even work with. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The company was just too strange for me to leave my current employer. They state that their integrity is their greatest value yet their business practices say otherwise. The management changed the description of the job which I was interviewing for halfway through the process and made it feel like the necessary tools to be successful in the job would not be freely available.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures in August 2012.
Interview Details – I got a one-hour phone interview, all techinical questions. Then they gave me a project to complete. I spent almost one day on it. The onsite-interview lasts for a whole day, still very difficult technical questions. They are very smart and professional. They didn't give me an offer at last, but I believe it is a great place to work for.
Interview Question – estimate probability using negative binomial Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures in March 2012.
Interview Details – Positive experience and fast process
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures in March 2011.
Interview Details – Applied online and was contacted by an internal recruiter. Interviewed twice with the recruiter going over standard background and interest questions, then came into the office for an in-person loop. Recruiter never was on-time for the calls, most times I wouldn't hear from her until at least an hour after the initial time we had set-up (we are in the same time zone, so that's not an issue). Interview with the hiring manager and team went well, standard questions. Referred for another position that was a better fit, interviewed with that hiring manager stating that they would get back to me after the new year to schedule next steps. Never heard anything from anyone at the company, not even a reply by the recruiter to my email asking for an update on the process. Overall very unprofessional in how they handle the recruiting process.
Interview Question – How would you go about valuing a patent in the mobile industry? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures in September 2010.
Interview Details – I went through two rounds of phone interview with the company's recruiter which lasted for 45mins each. After a couple of weeks they contacted me again for a face to face final interview. I was scheduled to meet 2 people at first but they held me back and asked to meet their CFO too. She also took my interview which lasted for 45mins. The earlier interviews lasted 1hr with each person. People were friendly and the questions were mostly situational, trying to gauge my reaction for different situations. In the end they told me that they will communicate to me their final decision after 2 weeks, its been two months now and I never heard back from them. I contacted the recruiter via email after three weeks asking for the outcome but she never replied. This is the most UNPROFESSIONAL behaviour that I have come across. You communicate the final outcome of the interview to people whom you call for a face to face interview. You need some kind of closure even if you don't get an offer.
Interview Question – What is the most frustrating situation that you have faced and how did you deal with it? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures in March 2010.
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Applied online and was contacted by recruiter shortly thereafter. Interview with recruiter was standard fare - going through checklist to determine competency.
Had an in person interview. Standard questions. There were many challenges facing this position that could not be solved given the level of empowerment. I felt that there was little chance for success. Solutions to organizational problems were required at the CIO level, but believed to be at manager level. I lost interest.
Interview Question – Define Agile methodology? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures in January 2010.
Interview Details – Interviewees are grilled by an upper level engineer who does not have a law degree. The engineer asks you to describe court decisions which have an impact on patent licensing. No emphasis is placed on negotiation skills or practical day to day aspects of patent licensing. Thus, be prepared to discuss legal issues and case holdings in terms that an engineer can understand.
Interview Question – A non lawyer engineer asks you to talk about some court cases that involve patent licensing. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Intellectual Ventures in August 2009.
Interview Details – Applied on-line and had phone screen interview with recruiter the next day. Following week had in-person interview with recruiter then following week had video conference interview with hiring manager who was overseas. Recruiter was very friendly and helpful but expressed a bit of frustration in trying to understand from overseas hiring manager what the key position requirements were. When I interviewed with the hiring manager, I found out that what he was looking for didn't match what was spelled out in the job description. This was a bit of a glimpse into the internal company communications perhaps...
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