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Imagination Technologies Design Engineer Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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Pros
  • good work, good people, nice work environment (in 25 reviews)

  • good work life balance, Nice location (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of organization, low salaries (in 10 reviews)

  • Less salary''s and Poor management in India (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "IP Verification Engineer - SystemVerilog and UVM testbench development"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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. "Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Better salary and work environment

    Cons

    NO bonuses only a bit of performance salary raise at the end of year


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, nice atmosphere, high tech work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for exposure to hardware design cycle, challenging work, a unique experience, nice canteen. Good atmosphere in the office. I've learned a lot.

    Cons

    Poor documents, weak project management and structure. Don't socialise much outside of teams. The day to day is pretty routine, I get bored doing the same thing day in day out.

    Advice to Management

    Better dissemination of best practices. Outline best practices. There should be more interest in career development at each level that follows a structure. Mentoring, management development, coding etc.


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  5. "acquisitions and layoffs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits are good
    Good work culture
    Salaries are also good

    Cons

    No clear future scope . Lots of acquiring due to which losses and hence merciless layoffs made the company very bad in my view.

    Advice to Management

    Donot acquire a company if not clear of what to do with it.


  6. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    NOTHING, NO TIME FOR PERSONAL LIFE

    Cons

    BAD MANAGEMENT, LIKE GOVERNMENT COMPANY

    Advice to Management

    Nothing is going to effect.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "So close and yet so far."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some really great things about working here. The people and atmosphere is pleasant, and except when there's a deadline, it's easy for work to be fairly flexible. A good place for someone with a family or dependents.

    Cons

    Imagination doesn't really value its employees. Salaries are low, career progression is almost non-existent, and projects are managed badly leading to wasted effort and frustration. These could be fixed if management took a more proactive approach and realized that they need to invest in their greatest asset.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees and get to know them better. Invest in training, career progression, sort out your atrocious project management and make Imagination a place where people are getting more from working there than just a below-average salary.


  8. "Good company to work with"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good working environment, great peers and balanced work/life.

    Cons

    company does not bother removing its employees in down fall :(

    Advice to Management

    pay more :)


  9. "Good Company to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imagination Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Timing
    Good work culture
    Nice Projects

    Cons

    No appreciation of work done
    Bad management


  10. "Good company with Flexible Timings"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment
    No pressure or deadlines
    No Time in-Time out monitoring

    Cons

    Salary is sub-par of their competition
    Very limited scope of growth
    You won't grow much professionally if you don't put in extra effort into improving yourself


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting projects but vision for the future"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagination Technologies (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects in the CPU and GPU design fields. Very good canteen and very nice new buildings in Kings Langley.

    Cons

    After the recent acquisition of MIPS, the processes and projects were still quite muddled.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and train your managers to be actual managers, especially people skills.