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Updated Jun 09, 2014

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3.4 27 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt

William J. Merritt

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great but challenging place to work

    Management (Former Employee) King of Prussia, PA (US)

    ProsWork 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.

    ConsThe 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)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent technical workforce hampered by ineffective senior management.

    Engineer (Former Employee) Melville, NY (US)

    ProsExcellent 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work but in Suburbs

    Staff Engineer (Former Employee) Melville, NY (US)

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

    ConsYou 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Patent or Perish!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay 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)

    ConsHard 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 Senior ManagementContinue 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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    Experience not great overall. Coworkers were great to work with.

    IT Support (Current Employee) King of Prussia, PA (US)

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

    ConsEntrenched 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Need some talented higher management to drive this place

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee) King of Prussia, PA (US)

    ProsGood work environment,
    open research environment

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horizontal structure and easy-to-work with Engineers

    Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee) King of Prussia, PA (US)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementlook 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fantastic place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFamily friendly, fantastic people, great opportunity for advancement, interesting work, great benefits and compensation

    ConsCan't think of any downside to working at InterDigtial

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Manager Equivalent (Current Employee)

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsWe 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The experience was not good. I worked in a myopic, entrenched chain of command.

    Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee) King of Prussia, PA (US)

    ProsSalary
    Incentive plan
    Good location for families

    ConsSuffocating, unexciting environment
    Unstimulating work
    Personal development opportunities very limited.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook closely at past achievements of new hires and use that to carve a challenging career path for them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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