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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
56 Reviews
3.2
56 Reviews
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Imagination Technologies CEO and Director Hossein Yassaie
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Review Highlights

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)

  • Constantly working on cutting edge developments allows work to be enjoyable day after day (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • salary is very less as compare to industry standard (in 3 reviews)

  • low salaries especially for people living in london (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome but can be better

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    + Growing company with lots of young engineers, good mix of young and experienced engineers
    + Depending upon which division you're in you'd be encouraged to challenge yourself and others to make contributions for the right reasons
    + Much less politics than some other organizations
    + If you're constructive, people like to listen to you
    + Gym options, sports and social, shares and stock options, private health insurance (free for the employee)
    + You're encouraged to say the truth and do the right thing, in some case you're rewarded for doing so

    Cons

    + Training and other processes are somewhat younger than other organizations, but then there is a concerted effort to make things better
    + Generally good with infrastructure, but in some cases have gone overboard with styling and architecture and less focus on providing some essentials such as whiteboards
    + No talent recognition system, no plans to make sure the best employees get rewarded and the not so good ones managed out
    + No individual bonuses to a vast majority of employees
    + Salaries could be better given the proximity to London and cost of living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    + Think about employee retention a bit more
    + Have a talent recognition system
    + Prune the dead wood out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting technology and unique customer-facing role

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Flexibility in your daily schedule, opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Requires a lot of training, financial incentives are lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to rework compensation/reward strategy to reduce employee turnover

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    * Good projects.
    * Nice people.

    Cons

    * Not competitive salary
    * No bonus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top notch graphics knowledge but somewhat demeaning compensation

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    For the short stay I have had until now with the company I'm more satisfied then not. Mainly because as a young engineer I'm seeking to gain knowledge over money.
    The company gives a unique work experience, it is a top dog on the mobile graphics market. The work tasks are very complex and require a certain amount of time to be spent before even starting doing something as easy as changing one line of code.
    People are in general very helpful and most of the senior and principal guys aren't afraid of sharing the Do's and Don'ts.
    Work and life balance is also very good - no white nights, no excessive extra hours spend after work.
    In general very good company for new comers like me to learn, give back and create valuable relationships and connections.

    Cons

    The management and hierarchical system is very chaotic and without any basic goals to be obtained before stepping up the ladder. In other words you can receive very good appraisals but be stuck at a position for many years just because your personal manager doesn't stick up to you or don't know how to play the office managerial politics game.
    Salaries are bellow the average for the sector and the company knows it. They also know that the work is very complex but also if you have the passion for graphics hardware or software you don't really have that many options.
    In general a demotivating environment for old employees who work a lot but don't shout it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear objectives how and when people should progress. It can be really demotivating for a senior employee to see how the company at least on the side seem to cherish more the new comers. And I'm saying that from the position of a new comer.
    Maybe include a bonus system so teams that do great are rewarded appropriately.
    Obviously salary increases to at least follow the industry average would be nice too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Informal work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good.
    Will work with new cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    they don't clarify salary and their policy clearilly
    salary is very less as compare to industry standard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resource should be use properly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Good technical exposure and work culture

    Cons

    Training is required new hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company to work with, but slow paced.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, good compensation, employee friendly policies.

    Cons

    Laid back culture, not aggressive as the market demands it to be.
    Not much into design and patents, except for the graphics team.
    Similar work profile over years, not so good work with the Indian counterparts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovative work for deserving employees to retain the talent pool.
    Try making the team more discussion and learning driven, rather than just getting work done!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, and not hectic work hours

    Cons

    Salary is really crap compared to what other similar companies pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to start paying more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Soothing work culture.

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Healthy work environment and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Facilities should includes some more perks like cab facility, team outings etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place for graduate engineers to learn, bad place for experienced engineers to make a living.

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

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

    Pros

    It's a great place for graduate engineers to learn a great deal in short time. Freshly graduated engineers can start writing RTL from day 1, while our Cambridge brethren won't let you come anywhere near RTL without a PhD and many years of experience.
    Also, the company takes great pride in caring about the well-being of their employees: a good subsidised canteen, a ride-to-work scheme that allows you to lease a bicycle to go to work real cheap, stress management seminars, ...

    Cons

    The reason why they can allow fresh graduates to work on the hard things is that the experienced and talented people leave as soon as they realise that they're paid Highland wages while living in an area with London housing prices, and that salary and title progression are just a blurry promise at best and that the shares they give you as bonus (after completing three years) are worth nothing and plummet from year to year.
    The reason why they offer a subsidised canteen and leased bicycles is because they're probably aware that their engineers can't afford a used car, or a decent flat or to feed their child on what they earn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers, you must be proud of your achievements! Just look at your Porsches, Mercedes and BMWs on the car park! Just don't forget that qualified labour has a price or you're going to lose them all. By the way, now that you're on a building frenzy, maybe you could build subsidised company dorms. With your engineers living on campus, it will be more easy for them to work even more unpaid overtime.

    Have fun, I'm leaving soon. I finally found someone who values my skills and will double my salary. Double!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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