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.  

    Experience not great overall. Coworkers were great to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Support  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - IT Support in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Compensation is on par with industry for engineers and IT, however the KOP location is rather remote from any activities or a city.

    Cons

    Entrenched in outdated processes, The Board and CEO trying to sell the company. Department projects and goals rarely met which affected your bonus - when they didn't cut it at the year's end. No yearly bonus if you leave before 12-31. KOP location is rather remote and all major access roads have heavy traffic during peak times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to sell the company so The Board and CEO can have a payday, and get back to letting the engineers be innovative. Prorate bonuses when someone leaves of their own accord.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Need some talented higher management to drive this place

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

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment,
    open research environment

    Cons

    R&D not applicable that much to product development
    The company is trying to invest in many small projects and this make it not specialized in any thing in particular

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unclear vision for most of the employers on where the company is heading and its future. Management should make this message clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horizontal structure and easy-to-work with Engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 5 years

    Pros

    Profit-sharing, Annual bonus, opportunity to work with latest wireless technologies

    Cons

    Lack of vision; This company is big into patents and legal so Engineers are treated as second class citizens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at long term goals rather than keep changing your strategies every short while. This will create a lot of distraction in the work place and results in a poor efficiency from the Engineers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The experience was not good. I worked in a myopic, entrenched chain of command.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    Salary
    Incentive plan
    Good location for families

    Cons

    Suffocating, unexciting environment
    Unstimulating work
    Personal development opportunities very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely at past achievements of new hires and use that to carve a challenging career path for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good money for the work hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    a very relaxed pace of work, good base salaries, good bonus and compensation, freindly atmosphere, job stability, very good work- life balance

    Cons

    insufficeint technical challenge, poor middle management who does not care about proffesional and carrer growth, most people are near retirement- very few young and dynamic people. Dfifficult to change groups- easy to be stuck in a rut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the fat!. This is a top heavy organisation. Add more young engineers. Make promotions more uniform. Allow people to change groups

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Need change in Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    One of the pros with InterDigital is the opportunity that people get to work on latest technologies. There is lot of freedom to move from one area of work to another within the company.

    Cons

    There is no concept of work-life balance for people working in the product teams. Working for 6 days a week with really long hours each day is quite common. These crunch times lasted up to one to two years instead of a few weeks/months which is the norm in many technology companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    InterDigital started product development, hired a team and laid of people and repeated this process three times in the last 9 years. It should put more thought into what it wants to do in the product space before actually hiring the people and bring in people with product experience into the exec team. It is completely reliant on patents that are either silly or are good but about to expire for all the revenue and this can not be the long term plan of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Small Company. Nice compensation. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Growth prospects nil. No recognition to small fish. Full of Directors/VPs
    Executive management lacks direction and leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the meetings and discontinue using powerpoint slides during All hands meeting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    InterDigital needs some cleanup at Senior Management level

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    It is small company. So the environment is very competitive. Engineers are one of the smartest engineers. Benefits given to engineer are sometimes are good. Every innovation is paid a lot for. Contributions are valued a lot. you can be a large fish in small pond very fast. Diverse group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks direction. In fact entire upper management team lacks direction.
    Number of meetings are way high. Which makes is less productive space.
    All Allhands meetings presentation, more-or-less look "identical"

    Hiring HR Stinks. Upper management doesn't seem to realize that they miss a lot of good ppl who want to work with this company because of the hiring manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to clean up themselves. a lot of junk folks. Remove some patent hungry folks.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Fantastic place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Family friendly, fantastic people, great opportunity for advancement, interesting work, great benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Can't think of any downside to working at InterDigtial

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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