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Immersion Corporation Overview

San Jose, CA
51 to 200 employees
1993
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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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

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

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Immersion Corporation (San Jose, CA) in July 2017.

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    They set up a time for a 30-min interview over the phone. This was done through a recruiter, and I had to update my resume with only a job description, while it was said to me that the company did not want to disclose its name until they were sure that they would want to interview me. Once the name of the company was given to me, I researched everything about it, including its detailed history, its founder and his biography, interests, books he wrote, the patents the company filed and who were the authors, in-depth haptics theory, company competitors and their relative advantage, possible business strategies, careers of people who work there, listened to their presentations, how I could personally contribute... I even designed a few haptics applications for mobile devices, and felt like it was a perfect position for me. None of this was was even remotely touched upon during the interview.

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    • During the interview, they asked surprisingly simple questions relating to UX design, to the point where I was wondering whether they were trick questions. I felt that I was not able to showcase my UX knowledge and experiences, even though I tried to squeeze as much complexity and depth into my answers. Needless to say, the surprising simplicity of the questions made me a bit nervous, so I did not do as well as I could have if the questions were more engaging, intriguing, and complex.
      Further, because my resume was drafted to the job description, it in fact turned out to not be addressing the actual needs of the company in relation to this specific position, but instead-- a little bit of everything. I was asked why my resume was not updated, only to have to explain the situation, and how it was not a fault of mine.   1 Answer
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