Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated May 3, 2015
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Imagination Technologies CEO and Director 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 (3)

    Lots to say, don't know where to start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some interesting projects to work on; hw and sw teams are closely collaborated; easy to commute to london; colourful sports and social activities.

    Cons

    rare promotion opportunities; strict hierarchy system; hard to step into international industrial discussion; depressingly managed; needs to be make huge personal efforts in order to be recognised.

    Advice to Management

    Do not try to depress employees from time to time; give more constructive advices; bring harmony into the working environment.


  2. Helpful (6)

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

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    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  3. Kings Langley design center : Only for English !

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    Former Contractor - Senior ASIC Designer Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior ASIC Designer Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imagination Technologies as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    State of the art for many sectors, good for beginners.

    Cons

    Impossible to work there if you are not English: full of xenophobic English managers and engineers. Managers normally choose foreign contractors only when don't find English engineers.



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