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The legal department needed an upgrade

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Former Employee - IP Docketing Clerk in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - IP Docketing Clerk in San Jose, CA

I worked at Tessera

Pros

Co-workers are friendly and they do foster a collegial working atmosphere.

Cons

Despite their reputation to clients, much of their working policies and their organization continues to be a "work in progress".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Although my supervisor signed my checks, she hardly ever asked anything of me. My supervisor was smiling, but clearly stressed out. The legal department either needs more hands or get more vacation time. It hurt to see stressed out employers take it out on their associates.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tessera is a limited career opportunity

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Tessera

    Pros

    Option Packages are very good although in the current economy repriciing or new options will be necessary.
    Good compensation, very fair market assessment for job vs pay.
    Opportunity to innovate is strong, however do not be two aggressive with your ideas. Not a lot of resources are available to pursue new businesses or new ares of innovation.
     Standards to achieve are more based on your willingness to conform to direction than results obtained, so for the "friendly" employee this can be very good.

    Cons

    Lack of risk taking in business based on the fear of patent infringement and "loosing" the business. This means many areas of research will not be pursued. In addition management only understands a very limited set of technologies. They do not understand electronics!
    Conservative legal stance on innovation because of the fear of patent revenue lost.
    No product development in this company to speak of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve role of an engineer and demand performance. Do not let "personalities" overrule performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Tessera - a solid company but not perfect.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Tessera

    Pros

    Solid compensation and benefits for all positions. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lacking a dynamic culture and expression is not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hmmm.... it would be good to at least pretend to care about the rank and file folks.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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