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

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Updated Apr 12, 2014

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46% Approve of the CEO

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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Top notch talent magnet

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at InterDigital

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

ConsToo many corporate focus changes in a short time.

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Great contractor experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at InterDigital as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWorking as a consultant on a 7-month, part-time project, I was treated with a great deal of kindness, patience, and understanding as my father became ill and eventually passed away during the first two months of the engagement. I was also very impressed with the level of talent and professionalism across the staff.

ConsI can't really think of any glaring cons. I would, though, like to see the company leverage its vocational power (e.g., financial success, staff talents, expertise, etc.) to make an impact on society that goes beyond developing important network technologies.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it a priority to determine if there's a higher purpose for your business than you currently realize and, if so, to get about honoring it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

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

I have been working at InterDigital full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood balance of work and personal life
Time and resources available to pursue peronal research interests

ConsCompany's long term vision is not clear. So long term prospects are a little shaky

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Constantly changing their strategy

Administrative (Former Employee)
Wilmington, DE (US)

I worked at InterDigital full-time

ProsNice people, pays well, good life-work balance

ConsLocation in Wilmington. Is far

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at InterDigital

ProsSalary, good place to learn

ConsNothing to say about this at this time

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Great but challenging place to work

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

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

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)

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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Great place to work but in Suburbs

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

I worked at InterDigital full-time for more than 3 years

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)

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

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)

I have been working at InterDigital full-time for more than 3 years

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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