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InterDigital Reviews

Updated 28 April 2015
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  1. Administrative Assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and the company has the most current software

    Cons

    Just one downside, my commute to and from work is horrible. Seems to get longer every day regardless of the route I take.

  2. good to produce papers/patents but not a right place to design actual products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Compressive Sensing in Melville, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Compressive Sensing in Melville, NY (US)

    I worked at InterDigital as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    close to New York City but not located in the City to avoid the City income tax

    Cons

    no good lunch place and really far away from any restaurants

    Advice to Management

    good to produce papers/patents but not a right place to design actual products

  3. Amazing people; new executives destructive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Equivalent in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Management Equivalent in King of Prussia, PA (US)

    I worked at InterDigital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a family atmosphere. The compensation is way above average for the area. Good benefits, although those have been declining somewhat. The people I worked with were great - smart, not into politics, made it easy to go to work.

    Cons

    Too much uncertainty all the time. Too many layoffs. Management constantly changing strategy (like usual, even though they put in a new team). The lawyers rule everything. The place is a law firm. Lawyers looked down on engineering. If you're an engineer, don't bother applying unless you don't mind selling your soul. HR is the worst I've ever seen. Constant mistakes. Document EVERYTHING.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and stay on it.

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  5. Company that rewards long term employees

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    Great environment, nice people to work with

    Cons

    Frequent shuffles and top management

  6. Would not recommend

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They provide an excellent compensation package.

    Cons

    No recognition or real support from boss for their department ever.
    Very political environment with intimidation and fear prevalent.
    High turnover.
    Questions not encouraged.
    Absolutely no work life balance unless you are an attorney or an executive.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe pay attention to trends in certain departments to see where some major issues might lie.
    More clear communication about pretty much everything instead of in "code".

  7. Good company to work with. The salary is very competitive.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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

  8. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Kop' (Russia)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Kop' (Russia)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    balanced and project is promising.

    Cons

    Benefit and compensation is average

  9. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager Equivalent in Wilmington, DE (US)
    Former Employee - Manager Equivalent in Wilmington, DE (US)

    I worked at InterDigital full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very high technology and great environment

    Cons

    No cons no complaints it's an exciting place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with the good job

  10. Senior Staff Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  11. Interesting research opportunites coupled with poor job security.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in King of Prussia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in King of Prussia, PA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.

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