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Immersion Corporation Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2019

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  1. "Immersion is AMAZING!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Immersion Corporation

    Pros

    Immersion has been very flexible with work/life balance and my work schedule while I finish my last semester of school. There is so much room for career development and I have no doubt that the leadership team cares about my growth within the company. The people are very intelligent and truly believe in Immersion's mission and vision. The work is challenging yet attainable.

    Cons

    I honestly have no complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to reach our goals!

    Immersion Corporation2015-05-15
  2. "Great people but company is too conservative in decisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Immersion Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great People, lots of IP

    Cons

    All IP driven vs. focus on partnership growth. Employees are too comfortable.

    Immersion Corporation2019-03-28
  3. "Friendly small company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Immersion Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, small company without many politics

    Cons

    Not many internal advancement opportunities, IP driven business model

    Immersion Corporation2018-04-17
  4. "Company in midst of change, recent mass layoff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Immersion Corporation full-time

    Pros

    work/life flexibility, food. Great if you are in to IP/patent law.

    Cons

    Heavy politics, dominate focus on litigation and compliance, less on product innovation, very introverted management and narrow company strategy.

    Advice to Management

    It may be that the use of haptics in the marketplace isnt growing as fast as you expect due to your own behavior. Probably best you focus on being a corporate patent law firm, instead of trying to build things.

    Immersion Corporation2018-04-06
  5. Helpful (2)

    "good place to start but not to stay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Immersion Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - very nice people - interesting work, lots of room to grow - giant mission statement in the cafeteria - standard benefits and do match 401k

    Cons

    - very poor management communication - promote people who play politics - pay under market rate - introverted middle management

    Advice to Management

    get your act together, inspire your employees and customers, stop the lawsuits and do good business, be the leader you claim to be

    Immersion Corporation2018-03-03
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Poor management, passionate people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Immersion Corporation

    Pros

    There are/were very passionate people here. Of course there would be in such a niche topic. There's a great work/life balance, mostly due to lack of product. Some catered lunches, and a very nice office, with opportunity to travel often.

    Cons

    Management is out of touch, because they don't need to be. They're out of touch with their own employees and the product market. Innovation is stifled when no one wants to work with you for fear of lawsuits. Employees are rewarded on their politics and tenure instead of knowledge and experience.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being the idea guy who tries to get famous off of other people's hard work. Embrace what you are instead of claiming you're a leader in haptics innovation.

    Immersion Corporation2018-02-13
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great tech but management has no direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Immersion Corporation full-time

    Pros

    -Ability to work on a multitude of tech - Great co workers, learnt a lot from them - Ability to approach and talk to managers -Small agile teams

    Cons

    - Company has a hybrid strategy. Tries to focus on both products and IP, however the focus is more on generating more IP and less on the products. - Many products get developed but doesn't see the light of the day as previous relationships between companies and Immersion was sour. - Less engineering and more IP focused.

    Immersion Corporation2018-02-14
  8. Helpful (3)

    "A company in the midst of an identity crisis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Immersion Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good people, they try to make the work environment enjoyable. Plenty of work life flexibility. Lots of food!

    Cons

    Deep seated politics, big focus on lawsuits, incredibly introverted management with little sense of the customer and marketplace. Incredibly short term business focus and stifling internal legal oversight leaves little chance of individual employee success or new revenue streams from the patent portfolio.

    Advice to Management

    You did the right thing by finally removing the CEO, now just own-up to being JUST a full blown patent licensing & litigation firm. Stop trying to act like some kind haptic innovation company. The lawsuits and strict legal oversight will continue to stifle the innovation and creativity need to market new technologies and retain good employees.

    Immersion Corporation2018-02-12
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great tech, but lack of corporate culture"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Immersion Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great tech and product, but lack of leadership and corporate culture

    Cons

    Poor leadership, a lot of instability

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Immersion Corporation2018-01-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, a bit disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Immersion Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great tech, great people, good products.

    Cons

    Most of the production work is done in Canada

    Immersion Corporation2017-05-03
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