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Updated Jun 9, 2014

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3.4 27 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt

William J. Merritt

(13 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Intern Engineer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat place to work
    opportunity to learn
    Innovation at its best

    Consnothing bad at all at this place

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    Needs to Provide Material Rewards and Work Life Balance to all Levels of Associates

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEmpowered to improve processes, implement new concepts, take leadership roles, develop ideas. Pleasant working environment, associates friendly.

    ConsProfessional accomplishments unrecognized/not rewarded. Lacks a productive employee career plan. Work-life balance enjoyed, but many are not permitted same benefit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a career development tool for all employees and implement to ensure professional growth AND advancement. Provide a material rewards program to all employees. Recognize and value all employees (in addition to engineers, attorneys and senior management) within the organization to improve morale and productivity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Top notch talent magnet

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe talent there is second to none. You can learn a great deal by working there.

    ConsToo many corporate focus changes in a short time.

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    Great contractor experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking as a consultant on a 7-month, part-time project, I was treated with a great deal of kindness, patience, and understanding as my father became ill and eventually passed away during the first two months of the engagement. I was also very impressed with the level of talent and professionalism across the staff.

    ConsI can't really think of any glaring cons. I would, though, like to see the company leverage its vocational power (e.g., financial success, staff talents, expertise, etc.) to make an impact on society that goes beyond developing important network technologies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it a priority to determine if there's a higher purpose for your business than you currently realize and, if so, to get about honoring it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) King of Prussia, PA

    ProsGood balance of work and personal life
    Time and resources available to pursue peronal research interests

    ConsCompany's long term vision is not clear. So long term prospects are a little shaky

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Constantly changing their strategy

    Administrative (Former Employee) Wilmington, DE

    ProsNice people, pays well, good life-work balance

    ConsLocation in Wilmington. Is far

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great but challenging place to work

    Management (Former Employee) King of Prussia, PA

    ProsWork with some of the best and brightest in the industry. Very challenging but performance is recognized and appreciated. Excellent compensation and benefits. If you are good at what you do you can build a great career at InterDigital.

    ConsThe company changes it's business model radically from time to time, in response to changes in the industry. It can be difficult to keep up. It's a small R&D company so you must work hard to stay in the game. (not really a con, unless you're ok with mediocrity)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Excellent technical workforce hampered by ineffective senior management.

    Engineer (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    ProsExcellent 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work but in Suburbs

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    ProsCreative work environment. You are encouraged to do research and produce your own ideas. Competitive salary and benefits. Staff is mostly friendly.

    ConsYou 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Patent or Perish!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay 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)

    ConsHard 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 Senior ManagementContinue 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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