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InterDigital Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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  1. "Search"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Conshohocken, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Conshohocken, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The environment is very technically challenging

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that come to mind

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Intern in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best company to work with. No one is peeping into your work. Managers are always ready to hear you help you, and always friendly. I love the way they approach to the project and how close they feel to the project.

    Cons

    No cons found so far. Best to place to work

    Advice to Management

    Just keep it going..


  3. "Good company to work with. The salary is very competitive."

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. People are nice, and work life balance

    Cons

    Small company, and not much chance for career advancement


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  5. "Interdigital Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Intern - Intern Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at InterDigital as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work
    opportunity to learn
    Innovation at its best

    Cons

    nothing bad at all at this place


  6. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good balance of work and personal life
    Time and resources available to pursue peronal research interests

    Cons

    Company's long term vision is not clear. So long term prospects are a little shaky


  7. "Experience not great overall. Coworkers were great to work with."

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    Current Employee - IT Support in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - IT Support in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is on par with industry for engineers and IT, however the KOP location is rather remote from any activities or a city.

    Cons

    Entrenched in outdated processes, The Board and CEO trying to sell the company. Department projects and goals rarely met which affected your bonus - when they didn't cut it at the year's end. No yearly bonus if you leave before 12-31. KOP location is rather remote and all major access roads have heavy traffic during peak times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to sell the company so The Board and CEO can have a payday, and get back to letting the engineers be innovative. Prorate bonuses when someone leaves of their own accord.


  8. "Need some talented higher management to drive this place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment,
    open research environment

    Cons

    R&D not applicable that much to product development
    The company is trying to invest in many small projects and this make it not specialized in any thing in particular

    Advice to Management

    Unclear vision for most of the employers on where the company is heading and its future. Management should make this message clear.


  9. "Horizontal structure and easy-to-work with Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Profit-sharing, Annual bonus, opportunity to work with latest wireless technologies

    Cons

    Lack of vision; This company is big into patents and legal so Engineers are treated as second class citizens.

    Advice to Management

    look at long term goals rather than keep changing your strategies every short while. This will create a lot of distraction in the work place and results in a poor efficiency from the Engineers.


  10. "Good money for the work hours."

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    a very relaxed pace of work, good base salaries, good bonus and compensation, freindly atmosphere, job stability, very good work- life balance

    Cons

    insufficeint technical challenge, poor middle management who does not care about proffesional and carrer growth, most people are near retirement- very few young and dynamic people. Dfifficult to change groups- easy to be stuck in a rut

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the fat!. This is a top heavy organisation. Add more young engineers. Make promotions more uniform. Allow people to change groups


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Need change in Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the pros with InterDigital is the opportunity that people get to work on latest technologies. There is lot of freedom to move from one area of work to another within the company.

    Cons

    There is no concept of work-life balance for people working in the product teams. Working for 6 days a week with really long hours each day is quite common. These crunch times lasted up to one to two years instead of a few weeks/months which is the norm in many technology companies.

    Advice to Management

    InterDigital started product development, hired a team and laid of people and repeated this process three times in the last 9 years. It should put more thought into what it wants to do in the product space before actually hiring the people and bring in people with product experience into the exec team. It is completely reliant on patents that are either silly or are good but about to expire for all the revenue and this can not be the long term plan of the company.


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