InterDigital

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InterDigital Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
28 Reviews
3.4
28 Reviews
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InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    InterDigital is a place that can be both a wonderful and frustrating place to work.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Manager Equivalent
    Current Employee - Manager Equivalent

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Very intelligent workforce; excellent salaries, benefits, bonuses; many avenues for learning - rotations in departments, training programs, and some really good people who are willing to teach you things and share their ideas. We can challenge ideas freely. While there's always a lot of change going on, it's a great company and our CEO is really approachable and totally gets it. There is a friendly, family-like atmosphere, very casual. It's easy to look forward to going to work.

    Cons

    We could update some of our internal technologies and maybe run certain areas more efficiently but the company is always looking at ways to improve so I have no complaints!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It seems like the board of directors has always been too conservative to give good advice to a tech company so I would say to try and get more tech savvy and younger members on the board. They should be more willing to take risks on future technologies. We are extremely smart engineers and management has good ideas. I always have gotten the impression that the board blocks a lot of the more risky and interesting ideas.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good pay for very senior level engineers and managers, poor pay to junior engineers

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Good pay for very senior level engineers and managers

    Cons

    poor pay to junior engineers

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intelligent, Motivated and Respectful Co-workers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Inter Digital is a small company that focuses on the design of patents for cell phone technology. There are many opportunities to learn from an experienced R&D team. Everyone seems very motivated and there is a very good feeling of respect between employees (corporate politics exist but are kept to a minimum).

    Cons

    The employees are very skilled technically and tend to keep to themselves. You really need to engage yourself in discussion with other employees more so than at other companies. However if you make the effort, everyone seems very happy to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to improve the efficiency of communication. Emphasize small meetings and discussions between a few people over large time-wasters. I spend way to much in "required" meetings. (This may not apply to everyone in the company but many of my co-workers have voiced this same concern).

    Recommends
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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    Most co-workers are great; a few are dead weight.
    Reasonable pay
    Flexible working arrangements (although this is getting more restrictive now)
    First-level management mostly cares about their people (that's changing too)

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance (company doesn't care if it works you to death)
    Upper management has no regard or respect from employees
    Typical political correctness from HR, but it's all a smoke-screen to hide lack of employee regard
    Poor employee morale due to management practices
    Declining level of benefits, at ever higher prices
    Company is not an innovator; just follows the market and focus is on low price, not quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the company's success is due to the hard work and creativity of your employees, NOT your tired and worn-out strategies and me-too policies. If you want the company to turn around, stop focusing solely on costs and start treating your people like the professionals they are; support them and encourage innovation and create an environment where the morale can improve

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Small in Montreal, mostly professional in the area more than 5 years.

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    Former Employee - Intern Engineer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    Small, friendly, people know the stuff well

    Cons

    Not enough brand name power compare to Nokia, Ecricsson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring more interns and get them have a full view of the company instead of just the sector they are working on. Too specialized for a student.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work

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

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    - Stimulating atmosphere for the technically minded (engineers)
     - Get to interact and work with really smart people (company employs several ph.ds)
     - Very diverse employee set
     - Management very open to adopt innovations suggested by engineers

    Cons

    - Company has only single source of revenue (patent licensing)
        - should diverge into product development too
     - How about cabins for all employees instead of cubicles for just engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Open a company location in San Jose and San Diego, where there are lots of engineers
       (company locations are actually kind of "remote" from engineering talent)

    Recommends
  9.  

    Senior Engineer at InterDigital

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    It is a very challenging environment with a lot of very interesting projects. The technologies you work on are very cutting edge and there is a lot of exposure to patents and standards. You also have many opportunities to contribute to standards and write patents.

    Cons

    The company is very patent oriented and is still unexperienced with product development. Also, the product requirements vary rapidly and this creates more pressure on the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would tell them to try to get more feedback from the employees. It seems that they could benefit from receiving comments directly from the people who work on standard/products, rather than receiving them from the (lower) management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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