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Immersion Corporation Overview

San Jose, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public (IMMR)
Information Technology
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Immersion is on a mission to transform the digital world. Founded in 1993, our industry-leading haptic technology brings the power of touch to billions of devices around the world, where it helps our customers create highly immersive brand ... Read more

Mission: With touch, we make people’s digital lives more personal, vivid and meaningful.

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Immersion Corporation – Why Work For Us?

About Haptic Technology

Touch is at the heart of the most powerful experiences. It informs, it excites, and it humanizes—bringing people and brands closer together.

Our TouchSense® technology enables these connections by extending the power of touch to the digital world. With our haptic technology, we’re able to make the actuator inside consumer devices vibrate in highly precise ways. So that users are able to feel the resistance of buttons on a mobile screen—the G-forces applied to a car around an S curve in a game—or the percussion of an explosion in a movie.

Haptics feel great for business too. Brands all over the world are discovering that touch can be a powerful differentiator in phones, wearables, and even cars, enabling richer user experiences and more intuitive interfaces. It’s also delivering tangible results for content creators. Game designers, advertisers, and video providers are using our haptic technology to create highly immersive experiences that improve both engagement and profitability.

Immersion is where possibility becomes reality.

At Immersion, you’ll get the opportunity to join a team of smart, talented people inspired by a single goal: bringing the power of touch to the digital world. If you’re passionate about taking great ideas and pushing them until they become reality, you’ll love working here.

We’re an innovation company like no other. We’ve got the heart of a startup with the resources of an established, publicly traded company. So we’re able to tackle bigger challenges, build stronger teams, and give you the training and opportunity you need to take your career to the next level.

Are you ready to build something great? We’d love to hear from you.

Billions of people use our technology every day. It’s inside the world’s leading consumer brands, like GM, Acura, Lenovo, Sega, LG, and Rockstar Games. And we continue to invent new possibilities for it in applications as varied as surgical robots and virtual reality systems.

Working at Immersion, you’ll play a key role in helping us bring powerful new ideas to market, create new business opportunities for our customers, and fundamentally reinvent the digital experience.

Up for the challenge? Start exploring the opportunities below.

Innovation should be fun. At Immersion, you’ll enjoy the energy and excitement of a startup environment with perks like biweekly fresh fruit, stocked break rooms, yoga classes, an onsite gym, ping pong tables, and more.* Plus, all the benefits of an established, publicly traded company, like stock options, great health coverage, and 401k matching. Best of all, you’ll love the feeling of being part of a great team that’s making a real difference in the world.

* Amenities and perks vary by location.

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    Company is solid and has a great business model. It's been around forever, but most people have never heard of it because it doesn't "make" products, but licenses their software/hardware to major companies. Ever heard of XBox/Playstation? Immersion haptics are in there. Cadillac? Yeah there too. Mobile phones? Yup in there too. They have money in the bank, so you feel secure. Also, there is a great work/life balance. No one wants you to get burned out. Oh, and they are big on patents. They set aside time for company wide "Innovation Days" where you can work in teams to come up with patent ideas so you could actually become an inventor.


    Commute can be bad unless you live close or take the train to the Great America, Santa Clara station, or light rail to N. First Street at Tasman Station, or have an electric car to get into the carpool lanes.

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    Get more help staffing. We have so much opportunity and so many cool projects to work on.

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    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Immersion Corporation (San Jose, CA) in December 2016.


    The process took about 10 days. Received a mail from a member of technical staff and scheduled for an phone screen within a week. The first round was fairly simple, asked about projects on resume and skills based on course projects. They replied back within 2 days and scheduled second round(Skype call) within 7 days. Second round was coding challenge. I was asked to write code for 2 problems in an hour. One of the question was about 2-D arrays in java. The aim was to see approach of problem solving.

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      Write program to print all elements in 2-D array in spiral form.  
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