Intellectual Ventures FAQ

Have questions about working at Intellectual Ventures? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Intellectual Ventures.

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18 English questions out of 18

10 September 2021

Does Intellectual Ventures offer vision insurance?

Pros

Flexible schedule, training provided to advance skill set if applicable to role. Descent pay. Interesting work. Free food.

Cons

Management tends to struggle with old school mentalities. Occasional unnecessary politics. Focus is individual based instead group based. Lack of: integrity, teamwork, passion for mission. Being ok with the status quo. Inefficient operational structure > resulting in wasted time and money that no one seems to care about because it's not their money right. Occasional sexual harassment and discrimination. Lack of integrity.

Advice to Management

I think that depends on the trajectory of the company at this point. If business is dying down then why put all the effort into all the sudden caring about fixing inefficiencies, and treating people equally and with respect. Can old dogs be taught new tricks. Is integrity something one can obtain if not previously a priority or a thought at all... If business is ramping up perhaps learning how to build a successful team would be step 1. Generally that requires treating all people fairly and with respect. I'd also recommend evaluating inefficiencies and working together to come up with solutions as opposed to continually living in the "status quo" place of no progress. Perhaps focusing less only your vision would be beneficial. Good leaders challenge the status quo and welcome feedback. "If two people always agree, it's a sign that at least one of them isn't thinking critically".

Free food.

10 September 2021

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31 July 2020

Does Intellectual Ventures offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

The company time off is very flexible

Cons

Each entity within the Intellectual Ventures is like startup. Due to nature of start up, your time at IV may be short.

The company time off is very flexible

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28 September 2021

How are the career development opportunities at Intellectual Ventures?

Pros

People are great, pay is good, great benefits

Cons

No opportunity for career advancement

No opportunity for career advancement

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16 July 2021

What kind of career opportunities exist at Intellectual Ventures?

Pros

Lots of opportunity and rewards for driven individuals, great colleagues, great work flexibility, strong compensation

Cons

None - I'm super happy here

Lots of opportunity and rewards for driven individuals, great colleagues, great work flexibility, strong compensation

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10 September 2021

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Intellectual Ventures?

Pros

Flexible schedule, training provided to advance skill set if applicable to role. Descent pay. Interesting work. Free food.

Cons

Management tends to struggle with old school mentalities. Occasional unnecessary politics. Focus is individual based instead group based. Lack of: integrity, teamwork, passion for mission. Being ok with the status quo. Inefficient operational structure > resulting in wasted time and money that no one seems to care about because it's not their money right. Occasional sexual harassment and discrimination. Lack of integrity.

Advice to Management

I think that depends on the trajectory of the company at this point. If business is dying down then why put all the effort into all the sudden caring about fixing inefficiencies, and treating people equally and with respect. Can old dogs be taught new tricks. Is integrity something one can obtain if not previously a priority or a thought at all... If business is ramping up perhaps learning how to build a successful team would be step 1. Generally that requires treating all people fairly and with respect. I'd also recommend evaluating inefficiencies and working together to come up with solutions as opposed to continually living in the "status quo" place of no progress. Perhaps focusing less only your vision would be beneficial. Good leaders challenge the status quo and welcome feedback. "If two people always agree, it's a sign that at least one of them isn't thinking critically".

Flexible schedule, training provided to advance skill set if applicable to role.

10 September 2021

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