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InterDigital Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Cutting Edge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time

    Pros

    - Small mobile tech R&D company
    - World-class engineering staff
    - Performance is rewarded
    - Plenty of room to grow and get promoted
    - Very interesting and challenging work. You won't be bored.

    Cons

    - Management has shifted gears quite a bit over the last 10 years, making the vision of the company murky for employees
    - Compensation is less lucrative over the last few years, being trimmed to be "on par" with industry


  2. "my experience as an intern"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company is growing, environment is not stressful and team mates are friendly

    Cons

    The working culture can be significantly improved: interaction between employees on different teams is not significant

    Advice to Management

    Improve on the culture at InterDigital

  3. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InterDigital full-time

    Pros

    Good balance between work and life

    Cons

    pay is not as high as CS company


  4. "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


  5. "Good place to work"

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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
    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


  6. "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.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Kop' (Russia)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Kop' (Russia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    balanced and project is promising.

    Cons

    Benefit and compensation is average

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary, good place to learn

    Cons

    Nothing to say about this at this time


  9. "InterDigital is a place that can be both a wonderful and frustrating place to work."

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    Current Employee - Manager Equivalent
    Current Employee - Manager Equivalent
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very intelligent workforce; excellent salaries, benefits, bonuses; many avenues for learning - rotations in departments, training programs, and some really good people who are willing to teach you things and share their ideas. We can challenge ideas freely. While there's always a lot of change going on, it's a great company and our CEO is really approachable and totally gets it. There is a friendly, family-like atmosphere, very casual. It's easy to look forward to going to work.

    Cons

    We could update some of our internal technologies and maybe run certain areas more efficiently but the company is always looking at ways to improve so I have no complaints!

    Advice to Management

    It seems like the board of directors has always been too conservative to give good advice to a tech company so I would say to try and get more tech savvy and younger members on the board. They should be more willing to take risks on future technologies. We are extremely smart engineers and management has good ideas. I always have gotten the impression that the board blocks a lot of the more risky and interesting ideas.


  10. "Intelligent, Motivated and Respectful Co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
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    Pros

    Inter Digital is a small company that focuses on the design of patents for cell phone technology. There are many opportunities to learn from an experienced R&D team. Everyone seems very motivated and there is a very good feeling of respect between employees (corporate politics exist but are kept to a minimum).

    Cons

    The employees are very skilled technically and tend to keep to themselves. You really need to engage yourself in discussion with other employees more so than at other companies. However if you make the effort, everyone seems very happy to help.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to improve the efficiency of communication. Emphasize small meetings and discussions between a few people over large time-wasters. I spend way to much in "required" meetings. (This may not apply to everyone in the company but many of my co-workers have voiced this same concern).


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