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InterDigital Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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  1. "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InterDigital full-time

    Pros

    Small company, knowledgeable people, easy to approach anyone, great work-life balance, profit sharing designed for most of the employees rather than only top tier management, great bonus packages

    Cons

    Lack of direction, frequent change of goals and direction leading sometimes to frustration.

    Advice to Management

    Plan ahead and stick with the goals long term.


  2. "Interesting research opportunites coupled with poor job security."

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits coupled with a good work life balance. The engineering staff is highly skilled and includes some brilliant people.

    Cons

    Layoffs and other RIFs are too common - occurring roughly every 2 to 3 years. InterDigital moves from one technology to the next every few years and in doing so, replaces existing workers with new hires who are up to speed on the new areas.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with your technology programs for longer periods instead of pulling the plug prematurely. Give greater say in executive decisions to technical experts instead of relying on patent lawyers.

  3. "Needs to Provide Material Rewards and Work Life Balance to all Levels of Associates"

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

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Empowered to improve processes, implement new concepts, take leadership roles, develop ideas. Pleasant working environment, associates friendly.

    Cons

    Professional accomplishments unrecognized/not rewarded. Lacks a productive employee career plan. Work-life balance enjoyed, but many are not permitted same benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a career development tool for all employees and implement to ensure professional growth AND advancement. Provide a material rewards program to all employees. Recognize and value all employees (in addition to engineers, attorneys and senior management) within the organization to improve morale and productivity.


  4. "Top notch talent magnet"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The talent there is second to none. You can learn a great deal by working there.

    Cons

    Too many corporate focus changes in a short time.


  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. "Constantly changing their strategy"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Administrative in Wilmington, DE
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at InterDigital full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, pays well, good life-work balance

    Cons

    Location in Wilmington. Is far


  7. "Great but challenging place to work"

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    Former Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Management in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work with some of the best and brightest in the industry. Very challenging but performance is recognized and appreciated. Excellent compensation and benefits. If you are good at what you do you can build a great career at InterDigital.

    Cons

    The company changes it's business model radically from time to time, in response to changes in the industry. It can be difficult to keep up. It's a small R&D company so you must work hard to stay in the game. (not really a con, unless you're ok with mediocrity)

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent technical workforce hampered by ineffective senior management."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits combined with a work environment in which it is easy to attain a good work/life balance. The engineering workforce is very talented and the company is involved in some exciting wireless R&D projects.

    Cons

    Job security is poor - layoffs occur every frequently because the company hires people for new projects which are then abandoned within 2-3 years. Middle managers are more concerned with maintaining their place in the food chain rather than doing what's good for the company as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    A thorough housecleaning is in order. The CEO and board of directors need to be replaced with people who actually understand the wireless industry.


  9. "Great place to work but in Suburbs"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative work environment. You are encouraged to do research and produce your own ideas. Competitive salary and benefits. Staff is mostly friendly.

    Cons

    You have to work in suburbs. Even though these days almost all the tech companies located in the suburbs. But if you are single person who would like to have a life outside of the work, it is very difficult to have a balanced life.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Patent or Perish!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses well above industry average
    Work on cutting-edge wireless
    Job security for authors/co-authors of numerous patent applications
    Mostly good people to work with
    Relaxed working environment (typically no product deadlines)

    Cons

    Hard to advance past Member Technical Staff for engineers
    Has a reputation as a patent troll
    Limited transparency of executive decision making down to employees

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive the business through engineering innovation instead of purely patent driven decisions. Good engineering will always create value in some form.


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