Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated June 30, 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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    • 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. Average

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

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

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

    Pros

    I would say Good work

    Cons

    But in this case Less pay

    Advice to Management

    Nothing special


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Cultural misunderstanding during expansion into Silicon Valley

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

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management team provides clear, visionary message to employees. Ample opportunities for career and professional growth with industry leader. Roadmap and expectations to achieve goals were clearly articulated.

    Cons

    Compensation was below industry standard, especially long term incentive plan. Autocratic cultural values disempowered middle management. Support staffing was uncomfortably lean and seemed close to burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Compare compensation and health benefits with Silicon Valley industry norm.


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. challenging times

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

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a great deal

    Cons

    mercurial often unfocused upper leadership


  9. Hardware Engineer Summer Internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Worked for more than 4 years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. 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.



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