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Excellent technical workforce hampered by ineffective senior management.

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Former Employee - Engineer  in  Melville, NY
Former Employee - Engineer in Melville, NY

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

Pros

Excellent pay and benefits combined with a work environment in which it is easy to attain a good work/life balance. The engineering workforce is very talented and the company is involved in some exciting wireless R&D projects.

Cons

Job security is poor - layoffs occur every frequently because the company hires people for new projects which are then abandoned within 2-3 years. Middle managers are more concerned with maintaining their place in the food chain rather than doing what's good for the company as a whole.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A thorough housecleaning is in order. The CEO and board of directors need to be replaced with people who actually understand the wireless industry.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Great place to work but in Suburbs

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    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.

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    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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