Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Imagination Technologies CEO and Director Hossein Yassaie
Hossein Yassaie
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Pros
  • Some interesting projects to work on; hw and sw teams are closely collaborated; easy to commute to london; colourful sports and social activities (in 3 reviews)

  • Work life balance, good compensation, employee friendly policies (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Below Industry standard salaries, Hikes are too low, and shares given to employees are very low (in 3 reviews)

  • Besides, the company is only 30 miles from London, which means that you won't find a decent one-bedroom flat for less than 1000 quid per month (in 6 reviews)

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  1. IP Verification Engineer - SystemVerilog and UVM testbench development

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fresh design work
    not a huge company

    Cons

    IT infrastructure needs much improvement. They are working on it.

    Advice to Management

    Get your US employees working harder. There is a decided lack of motivation in some departments, it seems.

    Work from home should be treated as follows.....
    You can have work from home, but not on Monday or Friday (seems to blend into a long wknd).
    work-from-home is a privilege. You should be able to come into the office on those days. For any recurring weekly work-from-home day, there should be an automatic program that with some probability (maybe 10%, but manager could set), will reject the work-from-home and send email that worker should go in that day. (Too many folks act like they are entitled to it and are inflexible. When I hear a meeting that is going to be set up and someone says "Oh, that is my work from home day, and the mtg gets pushed out, it makes me want to become manager and kick some butt. With some random roll of the dice that work-from-home may be retracted at any time, every work-from-home-er knows that they might have to go into work that day and they don't plan a day full of errands. It'll keep ppl on their toes.) Face-to-face communication is very important. Yahoo did the right thing by reeling in work-from-home.

    There is talk the IMG is too tight on salaries. IMG-US has lost some stellar people in the US, afaik.


  2. Good company but very low pay

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

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

    Pros

    challenging projects
    good people
    health insurance and 401k

    Cons

    Very low pay
    no growth


  3. Helpful (2)

    Exciting technology and unique customer-facing role

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Engineering Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in your daily schedule, opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Requires a lot of training, financial incentives are lacking

    Advice to Management

    need to rework compensation/reward strategy to reduce employee turnover


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Good projects.
    * Nice people.

    Cons

    * Not competitive salary
    * No bonus


  6. From a garage to high class

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Heading towards 'corporation' style, but lacking of experience in management.


  7. Decent for short-term to gain experience

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global player working with major companies in the mobile SoC sector
    Lots of technically interesting positions in different areas (drivers, graphics/video hardware, wireless hardware, CPU)

    Cons

    It seems the general strategy is not focused on retaining experienced staff but rather a large reliance on cheaper graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Ensuring that experienced employees are being kept happy enough that they do not switch to other companies quite as often would be a good idea


  8. Fantastic Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your role changes to fit you, not the other way around (within reason). If you use your initiative, you're applauded. The creative freedom makes the place a joy to work in.

    Cons

    The salary isn't as good as their competitors.

    Advice to Management

    More frequent meetings with new employees to help them express any concerns. Whilst the option is there, having it organised for you prompts you to think about what could be improved earlier.


  9. Graduate hardware design engineer

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start, friendly environment,interesting work

    Cons

    Low salary even after years of working.


  10. generally good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    low salaries with regards to rest of industry


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good on CV but not to stay for long

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good flexible working scheme but you need to negotiate to get what you want.

    Cons

    Bad HR who let you think the company don't care about the staff



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