Intellectual Ventures Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 4 Apr 2020

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3.4
52%
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Intellectual Ventures Founder and Chief Executive Officer Nathan Myhrvold (no image)
Nathan Myhrvold
88 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, good Office location, good salaries and benefits(in 21 reviews)

  • "IV is has been a place that gets a bad name because of patent lawsuits(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Due to nature of start up, your time at IV may be short(in 16 reviews)

  • "The company is in a down spiral mostly because it could not address major changes in patent legislation which severely affected its business model(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Not sure how much longer it will stay in business"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intellectual Ventures full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Super smart people and casual environment

    Cons

    Some people can be difficult , unclear management structure.

  2. "Many smart people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bellevue, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intellectual Ventures for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of smart people work here

    Cons

    I can not think of any


  3. "Sr Manager"

    4.0
     in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Intellectual Ventures for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart people, good Office location, good salaries and benefits

    Cons

    Business model changes often

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Think Twice. There's a reason they pay more."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intellectual Ventures full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with really smart people. For the most part, the co-workers are great and you're all in the same boat. Global Good and IV Lab are interesting and different. Stands out from other business models because they integrate science, business and invention at the lab.

    Cons

    Founder can be unreasonable, Old-Microsoft environment which can be toxic and extremely inappropriate. Work in silos. Feedback not wanted or accepted.

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    Intellectual Ventures Response

    December 1, 2017Sr HR Business Partner

    At Intellectual Ventures, we respect each person’s individual experience and value feedback from our current/former employees, contractors and interns. We generally don’t respond to reviews but wanted to provide some additional information about our annual attrition as it may be helpful for others. Our average voluntary turnover is well below industry average and something we are proud of given the competitive job market in Seattle and IV’s dynamic environment. In fact, this year we are celebrating 15 10-year service anniversaries! We understand not everyone will find a perfect home here, but we put great value on supporting that kind of long-term career growth and stability. We welcome any additional feedback either here on Glassdoor or directly to Jennifer Leick (jleick@intven.com), Recruiting Director & HRBP.

  5. "Pretty good"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Intellectual Ventures full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, flexible culture if you work at the lab. Lots of free food and events put on by the administrative staff. Smart people and well funded.

    Cons

    If you work in a corporate function and sit at the corporate offices it's rigid and uncertain. Lots of layoffs and uncertainty in bonus payouts

  6. "Never a dull moment"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Newcastle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Intellectual Ventures for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company is full of really, really smart people. You will never be bored.

    Cons

    Overlapping projects and matrixed project management can really impede forward progress.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "IV Operations support"

    3.0
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    Operations Analyst in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intellectual Ventures

    Pros

    - smart people - great ideas - collaboration

    Cons

    - upper management does not communicate with team members - pay is mediocre, raises were non-existent - advancement opportunities are hard to come by

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to learn"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Smart people and challenging work * Opportunity to work on a variety of different projects/areas * Great work life balance and flexibility when you need

    Cons

    * Comms could be better, too many grapevine conversations

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  9. "I believe!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Intellectual Ventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    IV is fighting for the rights of inventors. It may not always get everything right, but IP and Inventions are important for the economy and IV is making a real difference.

    Cons

    It is sometimes tough to be around so many smart people and when the media tells it, it sounds horrible. But read beyond the hype and see the great things that IV does. It is not just about law suits but if we don't defend these rights, they are at risk and that hurts innovation.

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "Company Leadership is struggling"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are tons of smart people that work at IV, and it is a dynamic environment There are areas of the company that are successful and good places to work, some areas the business model is not working (making it harder to generalize) If you've been there over 3 years the salary and long tern comp can be good

    Cons

    The leadership struggles to provide clear direction (communication is poor) and collaboration across business units is difficult to non-existent

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