Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated March 15, 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)

  • 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. Helpful (1)

    Very Good Work Culture

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Pune (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Employee oriented company. work and life balance

    Cons

    I can not find any

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Helpful (1)

    Absolutely wonderful. Very friendly people and nice location.

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Imagination Technologies has a very relaxed work environment and is home to wonderful and enthusiastic people. Constantly working on cutting edge developments allows work to be enjoyable day after day. Head office is located in a nice tranquil area.

    Cons

    Almost no cons working at Imagination Technologies.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Feel like I'm working for best in UK

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Constant change, innovation really believed in, not just paid lip service to, super people, interesting technology areas such as graphics, video, audio plus consumer brand Pure, which adds whole other aspect to company

    Cons

    Constant change, no coasting, not that many peers to go to in UK after having been at Imagination - all look like a step down.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Best Kept Secret in Union County - NC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Operations
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Operations

    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

    Small, flexible and high Tech! Our industry, background screening is very young which means it is growing very fast! People are laid back but work really hard!

    Cons

    Need one more bath room to share. I't stays busy all the time! Owner is brillant, but he takes on too much of the adminstration side of the business. He has no life which is sad.

  6. Helpful (1)

    A very broad, challenging and interesting place to work, with a very good work ethic.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    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

    Surrounded by some fantastic engineers.
    Develop leading technology across multiple fields so numerous interesting projects to be part of / learn about.
    Growing very rapidly so opportunities for career development as teams have to scale.
    Very exciting times as the company becomes more well known and talked about.
    Invests heavily in its employees so its not a company people want to leave.

    Cons

    As above, the company is growing very rapidly and its difficult to get the people the company needs. This affects employees but is also not necessarily something the company do a great deal about.
    Office space is a little problematic at times, but this will be resolved as numerous new buildings are under construction.

    Advice to Management

    The company is doing a lot of interesting things, make sure that all employees are aware of them since, like the company meeting, they inspire and motivate people a lot.

  7. Very engineering driven, working on some of the most exciting products in the world with a great culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The culture is an open one where you're encouraged to work closely with any engineer in any department in any team at any time, to get the right expertise and input into your work so you can do a great job. Nobody is off limits, including the CEO and architecture team, and we work on some of the most exciting and popular consumer electronics on the market, so the satisfaction in seeing people enjoy your work is everywhere.

    Cons

    There are some growing pains as the company adds staff quickly, and the existing buildings are becoming cramped.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the engineers lower in the company know that you appreciate their hard work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Exciting, cutting edge company

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is amazing to be involved with technologies that are leading the industry and having a customer base that reads like a who's who of the best technology companies around the globe. The working environment is very positive due to people's genuine enthusiasm for the work we are doing and the fact that all are confident about the company's near and long term potential.

    Cons

    The learning curves can be quite steep. Many employees have been here for a very long time, so new people can find it harder to integrate and be included.

    Advice to Management

    Fantastic dedication among senior leaders and staff, try to build better communication channels.

  9. Helpful (1)

    A fantastic place to work

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

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Real engineering driven company
    Informal environment
    Senior management REALLY care about employees
    Really fun social events
    Inspirational mission statement/business model

    Cons

    Location could be better, but really close to London so doesn't matter much at all actually

    Advice to Management

    Keep going with your motivation, inspiration & hard work. Every time we hold a company meeting I am so inspired by what our company is achieving.

  10. 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

  11. Helpful (2)

    Top notch graphics knowledge but somewhat demeaning compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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