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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
61 Reviews
3.2
61 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.  

    challenging times

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    I learned a great deal

    Cons

    mercurial often unfocused upper leadership

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company but very low pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    challenging projects
    good people
    health insurance and 401k

    Cons

    Very low pay
    no growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Average

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

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    I would say Good work

    Cons

    But in this case Less pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing special

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cultural misunderstanding during expansion into Silicon Valley

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Compare compensation and health benefits with Silicon Valley industry norm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting technology and unique customer-facing role

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    • 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
  7. 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
  8.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Great job keep doing the same.

  9.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    No training but acess to some latest cool technologies , so if you are willing to dig into it, nothing that stops you.
    Not much of work pressure.

    Cons

    Less compensation
    No team bonding activities.
    Communication gap across the teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    no ethics in appraisal and promotion process

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

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Bad experience, would not recommend to graduate.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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