Immersion Corporation

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Immersion Corporation Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
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4.1 16 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Immersion Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Vic Viegas

Vic Viegas

(13 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good culture, good work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMore than anything, Immersion is striving. It's investing a lot in new technologies, new employees, current employees, and innovation. And it does all this while maintaining a very reasonable work/life balance. The company is small enough that you can know everyone across all departments, yet large enough to benefit from highly skilled individuals. There is a lot of opportunity to make an impact, both in the company and in the markets the company serves.

    ConsThere are some growing pains, especially around managing. As roles grow, and duties change people are sometimes finding themselves managing at a level above their experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain the atmosphere of striving, innovation, and support of change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat variety of things to work on... Can be really busy and rewarding

    ConsVery less collaboration, people rarely talk to each other

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people and Company has a great future.

    Financial (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsImmersion has great people to work and to collaborate with. There is a great new program where people can share and put in place innovative ideas. It really allows one to make a difference. Also Immersion is small enough that you can get to know people well.

    The technology is very exciting. Its Haptics technology which is all about touch. The technology gives a lot of feeling to cell phones and makes games more fun. And now there is a lot of market acceptance. Very big customers such as Samsung and Sony pay Immersion for the technology.

    Immersion has a great future. The Company has now reported significant increases in profitability at the end of 2013. They also have no debt and a lost of cash in the bank. Its great when a company can concentrate on what they do and not have ot worry about not having enough money.

    Immersion also has great benefits. Those include stock options, restricted stock unit (RSU) grants, a bonus plan, a discounted employee stock purchase plan, a 401k with a great employee match, a great medical plan for employees and their families, a dental insurance plan, a vision plan, a tax free 125 plan for health care and child care, and even free breakfast. A lot of companies seem to have cut back in these areas these days, but not Immersion.

    Immersion has a lot of people with families that work there. So most all are sympathetic to work/family balance. That is honestly hard to find these days. Immersion people like to work hard for Immersion, but they also enjoy having a lot of time with their family which is so important.

    Immersion continues to be on a growth trajectory. So there are lots of opportunities in Immersion's future.

    ConsImmersion is a small Company. Every department is small. Hopefully with all of the planned growth there will be more opportunites for advancement as time goes on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to employee suggestions. The program to take innovative ideas from employees is great and should be kept and expanded.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place, supportive management, new technology designed to please customers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsAbility to work with a fun group of professionals who care about designing products that delight end-customers. Management also spends a lot of time making sure that its employees are happy with their jobs while firing on all cylinders to achieve innovation breakthroughs.

    ConsAbility to get on the most interesting and high-visibility projects sometimes limited

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing with the pay, benefits, and great communications, but also keep giving all employees chances to show how they can shine over and over again

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, culture, opportunities for development...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsI've been working at the company full-time for over 4 years now. What keeps me engaged and happy to be here are the people, career development opportunities, relationship with my manager, and being a part of a growing technology company that is in exciting and interesting markets. I get to interact daily with employees in the US, Canada, Asia Pacific and Europe. Due to small company size and having a supportive manager, I’m able to work on company-wide projects and stretch assignments that I might not get the opportunity to work on in a larger organization. There are also great perks and incentives such as a bonus plan tied to individual and company performance, stock, ESPP, great health benefits, fun company events and the monthly breakfast and lunches are always nice too. But the part that makes me look forward to coming to work each day are the people; they are a group of smart, talented and friendly people.

    ConsDue to small company size, resources can be limited at times and some processes could benefit from being automated.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsWelcoming environment, exciting team. Positive experience.

    ConsLocation is a little tough if you are on the younger side

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to come to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsInteresting technology. Bright, creative people to work with. Great place for a family person to work - I can drop off or pick up the kids. Challenging work assignments. Very small company so a chance to see the big picture. Lots of opportunity to make a difference to the bottom line of the company. Chance to know most of the people in the company - I can walk over an talk to people that I work with.

    ConsSmall company so it takes a big picture person who knows how to get their job done efficiently quickly and effectively.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Growing, doing new things in mobile devices, mobile media, gaming, wearables...

    Marketing (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsSmall company means you have access to people across the company, which makes it easier to get things done. And Immersion's haptic technology is used in different industries that makes the job more interesting (automotive & mobile OEMs, app developers, gaming brands).

    A lot of new people have joined in the past couple years, so the company has fresh ideas, new thinking. The company is focused on software & IP (whereas before I started, they were doing hardware in a bunch of different markets that they exited like medical, simulation...).It's profitable and growing and has a solid plan for where we're headed (the stock price has performed really well over the past year as a result...)

    Big plus at Immersion is work/life balance...con calls with Asia, you can do from home. Flexible working hours make a big difference.

    ConsGrowing pains, as the company works on new initiatives means sometimes people are stretched thin, but they seem to be hiring to fill some of the gaps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsExperience and team was great

    ConsThere wasnt really any that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior Managementnon

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    incompetent management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsThe work seemed challenging, when I interviewed, but management is completely incompetent and did not know how to run a technology business. The space they are in is very interesting, but
    they are unable to grow the business.

    ConsNo career growth, poor pay and no recognition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should start filling with technically competent people instead of yes men like CTO.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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