Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated May 12, 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. Helpful (4)

    Nice place to work but lacks monetary attraction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chepstow, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Chepstow, Wales (UK)

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some interesting software/chip design projects; friendly and professional people; slightly cheap living

    Cons

    Not competitive salary; no recognition mechanism in place Salary should reflect market rates and be increased. More responsibilities should be shared with other Engineers. Share option is not worth, so should not be a selling point.

    Advice to Management

    Review salary and compare against market rate;


  2. Helpful (5)

    Good but limited experience builder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Market leading technologies in several different fields Patient organisation - this is not a place where people get fired Great experience builder for young or inexperienced Engineering heaven - you'll be surrounded by amazing brain power in various fields

    Cons

    Salaries completely out of tune with market - leaving IMG will make your salary jump substantially Senior management is here to stay - so there is a strong glass ceiling to promotions Literally everybody is an engineer - makes for very one-sided thinking This is Hossein Yassaie's company - every single decision is made by him Management often treats employees as dummies

    Advice to Management

    Don't underestimate employees - people are often a lot smarter than you think, and can easily see through management litany and smoke screens. You would be amazed what people can produce and contribute, if you only put a little faith in their ability. Salary levels desperately need adjustment.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Nice environment, badly orginised

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Imagination is a nice environmenment to work in with flexible work hours. There are good engineers and you are in the heart of technology.

    Cons

    Low salaries, very badly organised (it is a mess) probably because they have enjoyed a sudden growth. You either are lucky and fit or not. the flexible working hours turn out to be long hours...

    Advice to Management

    Your engineers is the company's value. Start treating them like this.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Imag

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is good, But they are not transparent while hiring Process. They Dont Tell Renumeration Package till the End.

    Cons

    Its 85% a software company nd 15% a Hardware Company.

    Advice to Management

    You should tell your salary policy clearly.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good job bad pay

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very good and challenging job Good culture

    Cons

    Bad pay Poor management of engineering resources

    Advice to Management

    Better pay to engineers (atleast be competitive). Better internal processes


  7. Helpful (2)

    Informal work environment

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

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

    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 Management

    Resource should be use properly


  8. Helpful (1)

    Bad experience, would not recommend to graduate.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You do get useful experience on how the industry works and you get exposure to workflows etc. Compensation is decent I suppose.

    Cons

    Very little creative work you can very easily get stuck with maintenance of nightmarish codebases with no say at all, all this contrary to the job spec. As a graduate you are completely expendable and unappreciated. You main activities will involve running behind other people's mess. Benefits such as stocks that you can cash in after 5 years and relocation expenses which you must pay back if you leave before 2 years are a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more senior/talented people instead of swarms of graduates invest in good practices and build a better culture/environment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    no ethics in appraisal and promotion process

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

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good technologies to work good employee cooperation lot of scope to learn

    Cons

    too much of variations in the salary for the guys with same experience no work life balance. you are forced to stay 9 hours even if you are not assigned any work. everybody is a lead or manager with no team members managers with zero management skills you get appraisal only if you are either a relative or say yes to everything that your boss says. you show your offer letter, you get hike. if you continue working in the company you get peanuts. always chant the boss name and be in good books and you get very good hike in salary or promotion. you get promotion only if you are either a relative or say yes to everything that your manager says . if somebody in your team or other team gets promotion, you make that a big issue and get promotion. never try to give any suggestions or ideas. you will be treated as enemy. managers not open to new ideas or suggestions. you are forced to follow what they think is right. managers take every thing personal. they don't have any exposure to outside world. 90 percent of the managers started their career in the same company (Hellosoft) unequal distribution of work. few are always busy and others are idle. never treat the employees the same.

    Advice to Management

    UK team has to closely monitor both technical and financial matters of hyderabad division. make sure the salaries are competent with the industry standards and not too much of variation in the salary for the guys with almost same experience


  10. Software design engineer hyderabad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    nothing much. you get good work if you are born with golden spoon and if you can worship your manager(need not consider lead incase if you have). If you just obey whatever your manager says you can be lead in 4-5years even though it is product based company. If you dont learn anything just treat the job like data entry job you will have bright future and will be rewarded with promotion and hikes

    Cons

    If you are not of above type you dont get any of the earthquaking offers mentioned above

    Advice to Management

    Great job keep doing the same.


  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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