Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Hardware Engineer Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    fun environment, nice employees, as overall good experience

    Cons

    Not much support from managers


  2. Worked for more than 4 years

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    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Imagination Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked in Imagination technologies for 4 years. I started my career here. It was very good company to work, balanced work load.

    Cons

    No cons are there to specify


  3. From a garage to high class

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    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.


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  5. Good Work Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance. The work is highly technical.

    Cons

    Too many people working on software development


  6. IP Verification Engineer - SystemVerilog and UVM testbench development

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    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.


  7. Good work culture.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    - Opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.
    - self learning
    - Work freedom
    - hw and sw teams are closely collaborated
    - Flexibility in your daily schedule, opportunities for travel
    - Friendly people

    Cons

    - No training
    - Not competitive salary
    - You tend to enter into comfort zone


  8. Helpful (2)

    Top notch graphics knowledge but somewhat demeaning compensation

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    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Awesome but can be better

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    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    A good technical workplace with loads of Indian Bureaucracy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good technical work with very good engineering collaboration.
    Good engineers to work with.

    Cons

    Crappy Work culture
    Company values going down
    Politics in Indian management
    Unco-oporative Admin and HR
    Slow growth
    Salary Parity

    Advice to Management

    Need to hold on to promises made during recruitment
    Need to improve HR practises


  11. Helpful (3)

    Wonderful

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Good technical exposure and work culture

    Cons

    Training is required new hires

    Advice to Management

    Lack of training



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