InterDigital
3.3 of 5 25 reviews
www.interdigital.com King of Prussia, PA 150 to 499 Employees

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InterDigital President, CEO, and Director William J. Merritt

William J. Merritt

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Excellent technical workforce hampered by ineffective senior management.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Melville, NY (US)

I worked at InterDigital full-time for more than 10 years

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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I worked at InterDigital

ProsMost co-workers are great; a few are dead weight.
Reasonable pay
Flexible working arrangements (although this is getting more restrictive now)
First-level management mostly cares about their people (that's changing too)

ConsPoor work-life balance (company doesn't care if it works you to death)
Upper management has no regard or respect from employees
Typical political correctness from HR, but it's all a smoke-screen to hide lack of employee regard
Poor employee morale due to management practices
Declining level of benefits, at ever higher prices
Company is not an innovator; just follows the market and focus is on low price, not quality

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that the company's success is due to the hard work and creativity of your employees, NOT your tired and worn-out strategies and me-too policies. If you want the company to turn around, stop focusing solely on costs and start treating your people like the professionals they are; support them and encourage innovation and create an environment where the morale can improve

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Need change in Management

Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Melville, NY (US)

I have been working at InterDigital

ProsOne of the pros with InterDigital is the opportunity that people get to work on latest technologies. There is lot of freedom to move from one area of work to another within the company.

ConsThere is no concept of work-life balance for people working in the product teams. Working for 6 days a week with really long hours each day is quite common. These crunch times lasted up to one to two years instead of a few weeks/months which is the norm in many technology companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementInterDigital started product development, hired a team and laid of people and repeated this process three times in the last 9 years. It should put more thought into what it wants to do in the product space before actually hiring the people and bring in people with product experience into the exec team. It is completely reliant on patents that are either silly or are good but about to expire for all the revenue and this can not be the long term plan of the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

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

I have been working at InterDigital

ProsSmall Company. Nice compensation. Flexible work hours

ConsGrowth prospects nil. No recognition to small fish. Full of Directors/VPs
Executive management lacks direction and leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the meetings and discontinue using powerpoint slides during All hands meeting

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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