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Impinj Overview

Seattle, WA
201 to 500 employees
2000
Company - Public (PI)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
If you’ve purchased apparel from a major retailer like Macy’s or Zara, run a race like the New York City Marathon, enjoyed a drink from a Coca-Cola Freestyle soda fountain, hit a ball at Topgolf or checked bags at airports worldwide like Las Vegas McCarran ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is digital life for everyday items. Our mission is to provide wireless connectivity for these everyday items and to deliver, to the digital world, each item’s unique identity, location and authenticity.

Impinj – Why Work For Us?


We connect everyday items using RAIN, a radio-frequency identification technology we pioneered. We deliver Item Intelligence, physical items’ unique identity, location and authenticity, to the digital world, which we believe is the essence of the Internet of Things, or IoT. Our platform connects billions of everyday items such as apparel, medical supplies, automobile parts, drivers’ licenses, food and luggage to applications such as inventory management, patient safety, asset tracking and item authentication, delivering real-time information to businesses about items they create, manage, transport and sell.

Our Founders

Impinj was founded by Dr. Carver Mead and Dr. Chris Diorio in 2000. Semiconductor visionary Dr. Mead was awarded the National Medal of Technology in 2003 and has founded more than twenty companies in his professional career. The driving force behind the RAIN RFID (UHF Gen 2) standard and winner of the RFID Journal Live! Special Achievement award in 2011 for those efforts, Dr. Diorio is Vice Chairman and CEO of Impinj and also an Associate Professor at the University of Washington. He has personally revolutionized using RFID in applications from supply-chain to pharmaceuticals.

We Are Impinj

We build technology that makes an impact. We're also building a high trust, high results culture. At Impinj we celebrate the unique talents and personalities of our employees and use them to drive our culture forward into a place that is inspiring, collaborative, hard-working and fun.

Benefits & Perks

In annual surveys, Impinj employees say high-caliber co-workers, challenging and innovative work, outstanding corporate potential and opportunity to contribute are some of the things they love about working at Impinj.

Health & Wellness

  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • FSAs for dependent care, health care and parking expenses
  • Disability, Life, AD&D and pet insurance options
  • Ergonomic workstations with adjustable-height standing desks

Time & Commute

  • Open PTO: Vacation time when you need it
  • Flexible schedules and options to work from home
  • Monthly transportation subsidy
  • Free bus pass

The Impinj Environment

  • Onsite privacy rooms for wellness & meditation
  • Free snacks, beverages and fresh fruit provided daily
  • Natural light throughout our beautiful South Lake Union office
  • Awesome parties & celebrations, and weekly Bagel Fridays



 
Delivering Item Intelligence for the Internet of Things

Impinj brings an Internet of Things (IoT) approach to solving business challenges and is a key part of the digital transformation occurring in organizations around the globe. Our platform uses RAIN RFID, wirelessly connecting and networking everyday items, including inventory and assets, to software applications such as ERP systems, inventory control and management systems. Our objective is to bring real-time, accurate data about an item’s unique identity, location and authenticity into the systems that operate a business.

We deliver solutions for industries including Retail, Healthcare, Transport and Logistics, Industrial Manufacturing and more. For more information go to http://www.impinj.com/solutions

The Impinj Platform offers the only integrated set of hardware, software, and application interfaces, and is the most comprehensive and widely deployed RAIN RFID solution available. The platform delivers superior performance, platform interoperability, and the best reliability and data integrity to businesses across a wide array of markets.

The Impinj Platform provides real-time information about people and objects, including their identity, location, and authenticity, allowing companies to improve business decisions and enhance consumer experience. Our broad partner ecosystem uses the platform's best in market technology to develop solutions.

Learn more about our products: www.impinj.com/products

Impinj Reviews

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    I have been working at Impinj full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at Impinj for over 3 years and while there were some bumpy times in the middle we've seemed to have moved past that with a more solid leadership team. The company seems to have better direction now and a more realistic view of the roadmap ahead.

    The Engineering team is still quite small so there's a lot of opportunity to grow your role.

    The work/life balance is also very nice here. Work hours are flexible and I'm able to work remotely when needed.

    Cons

    You need to be able to handle projects/priorities changing directions quartley. We'll see if that gets better with the new Engineering leadership, but the number of times a project scope has changed direction is too large.

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Impinj Photos

Impinj photo of: Impinj RAIN Experience Center (REC) - See the Impinj Platform in action for Retailers and in Healthcare
Impinj photo of: Happy 15th Birthday to Impinj and Chris Diorio, co-founder and CEO
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Impinj photo of: Impinj, 2015 - Offsite to celebrate the move to South Lake Union
Impinj photo of: Saying goodbye to our longtime offices in Fremont and our logo
Impinj photo of: Employees happy to get their free flu shot, Fall 2015
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Impinj Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Impinj (Seattle, WA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a phone call with in two weeks for a phone screen interview. I was invited to an on campus interview that was 3 hours and met with 34 different people for interview questions and answers.

    Summary: Great people, reasonable questions, and they were very upfront about the job. They also took me to lunch.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview did not consist of any difficult or trick questions. more inline with STAR style interviewing.   2 Answers
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Impinj Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Seattle Met, 2013
  • 40 Under 40, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2011
  • RFID Journal Live! 2013 Best in Show, RFID Journal, 2013
  • North American RFID Product Differentiation Excellence Award, Frost & Sullivan, 2011
  • CFO of the Year, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2014
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