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"make sure it's a good fit for your career goals"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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No opinion of CEO

I worked at Intellectual Ventures part-time

Pros

IP experience
interesting business model
connection with many skilled and experienced industry leaders
great for networking and connection building

Cons

culture
interns are not as well treated as employees
growth opportunities

Other Employee Reviews for Intellectual Ventures

  1. "My experience so far at IV in Finance ... Four years and counting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    IV is pioneering a new asset class and business model, so there is no well trodden path to simply follow what others have already done. This creates massive opportunity, but one needs to be a "go getter" and accept that things will fail from time to time which is at the essence of invention itself. However, the type of person that succeeds is one that is strong willed, inventive, persistent and can collaboratively work with others and clearly understand the strategy and translate that into tactical deliverables. From the leadership down everyone is hard working so don't expect to coast along ... its not that kind of place ... Also people who do well are those that grab responsibility and lead rather than being told what to do. The Finance management do a great job at keeping that balance which promotes opportunity to succeed.
    I can't think of a more invigorating and challenging place to work ...

    Cons

    IV is not as competitive "pay-wise" as the street so many good people have been poached. It's traditionally spread the compensation more broadly at year end, than being targeted to those that really make a difference and will commit to the long term.
    Given the state patent market, its feeling a little bit vulnerable now, but its poised to re-bound.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the current state of the market and continue to streamline and trim, and lock-up the high performers as they are very important. Ensure groups are aligned into bringing more revenue deals, capital while having fun and complying with the rules.


  2. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intellectual Ventures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, energetic, and unlike any other organization on the planet! There is extrodinary talent and opportunity within IV, however there are fundamental challenges within its business models. If the organization can become more customer-oriented in its approach to IP management and deals, then great things can occur! Note: Each 'group' operates completely autonomously from the others; teams are highly isolated with very few 'connectors'. If you're in a great team or enjoy the project(s) you're on, it can be a fantastic experience.

    Cons

    IV is not for most people. Imaging trying to re-invent an organizational structure every few months. Its never entirely clear as most shifts or business initiatives are given enough time to germinate. One might say that it is just part of being a VC or start-up, but for an organization that is nearly 15 years into the game neither are true. If you're highly flexible and can produce with ambiguous direction and leadership you may just have found your next challenge!

    Advice to Management

    focus on adding value to partnerships and customers. identify opportunities to create repeat deals and repeat customers.


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