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InterDigital Reviews

Updated 23 February, 2015
Updated 23 February, 2015
35 Reviews
3.8
35 Reviews
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InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt
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  1.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Salary, good place to learn

    Cons

    Nothing to say about this at this time

  2.  

    Intelligent, Motivated and Respectful Co-workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at InterDigital

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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).

    Recommends
  3.  

    Small in Montreal, mostly professional in the area more than 5 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Intern Engineer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    Small, friendly, people know the stuff well

    Cons

    Not enough brand name power compare to Nokia, Ecricsson.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring more interns and get them have a full view of the company instead of just the sector they are working on. Too specialized for a student.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Engineer at InterDigital

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Montreal, QC

    I worked at InterDigital

    Pros

    It is a very challenging environment with a lot of very interesting projects. The technologies you work on are very cutting edge and there is a lot of exposure to patents and standards. You also have many opportunities to contribute to standards and write patents.

    Cons

    The company is very patent oriented and is still unexperienced with product development. Also, the product requirements vary rapidly and this creates more pressure on the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would tell them to try to get more feedback from the employees. It seems that they could benefit from receiving comments directly from the people who work on standard/products, rather than receiving them from the (lower) management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company that rewards long term employees

    • Career Opportunities
    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

  7.  

    Amazing people; new executives destructive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Pick a path and stay on it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InterDigital

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at InterDigital

    Pros

    Friendly environment. People are nice, and work life balance

    Cons

    Small company, and not much chance for career advancement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Pros

    balanced and project is promising.

    Cons

    Benefit and compensation is average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    Very high technology and great environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going with the good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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