InterDigital Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
27 Reviews

3.5
27 Reviews
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InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt
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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interdigital Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at InterDigital as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work
    opportunity to learn
    Innovation at its best

    Cons

    nothing bad at all at this place

  3.  

    Top notch talent magnet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too many corporate focus changes in a short time.

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  5.  

    Great contractor experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Working 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make 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.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Constantly changing their strategy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative  in  Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at InterDigital full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, pays well, good life-work balance

    Cons

    Location in Wilmington. Is far

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Salary, good place to learn

    Cons

    Nothing to say about this at this time

  9.  

    Great but challenging place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Work 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.

    Cons

    The 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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