Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated July 20, 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. U.K. vs U.S.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    U.K. management trust junior engineers more and allow them to work on RTL. Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Junior engineers in U.S. aren't as lucky ;)


  2. Growing company with exciting technology

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Growing company UK based HQ Ownership and responsibility Exciting technology

    Cons

    Salary can be lower than competitors

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the smaller things that help with staff retention like facilities, recognition etc.


  3. A good company to work at

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

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

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

    Pros

    A very good company to work at , relaxing atmosphere, colleagues are generally good. But career development is only there if you work in the right department and product line.

    Cons

    Combined salary is not so good and annual increase is minimal


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  5. Hardware Engineer Summer Internship

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    • 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


  6. Good enough if you are lucky

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of interesting work in certain departments A pleasant environment to work, and good culture in general. Working on some cutting edge projects

    Cons

    The definition of a disorganised company Relaying too much in inexperienced employees, hiring predominately graduates The salary may be the lowest in this industry The outlook does not look very promising, I believe the management peruses many dead ends, and is desperately looking for the next big thing.


  7. Decent for short-term to gain experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global player working with major companies in the mobile SoC sector Lots of technically interesting positions in different areas (drivers, graphics/video hardware, wireless hardware, CPU)

    Cons

    It seems the general strategy is not focused on retaining experienced staff but rather a large reliance on cheaper graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Ensuring that experienced employees are being kept happy enough that they do not switch to other companies quite as often would be a good idea


  8. Graduate hardware design engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to start, friendly environment,interesting work

    Cons

    Low salary even after years of working.


  9. generally good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of learning opportunities

    Cons

    low salaries with regards to rest of industry


  10. Fantastic Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Your role changes to fit you, not the other way around (within reason). If you use your initiative, you're applauded. The creative freedom makes the place a joy to work in.

    Cons

    The salary isn't as good as their competitors.

    Advice to Management

    More frequent meetings with new employees to help them express any concerns. Whilst the option is there, having it organised for you prompts you to think about what could be improved earlier.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good on CV but not to stay for long

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good flexible working scheme but you need to negotiate to get what you want.

    Cons

    Bad HR who let you think the company don't care about the staff



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