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Imagination Technologies Design Engineer Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • Good work/life balance in the job (in 18 reviews)

  • Great working environment where you're exposed to different parts of the company and the people creating the technology (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (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
    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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    • 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. "Not at all a good company"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Every month end party and free lunch

    Cons

    Lots of unsuitability . Hyderabad site local management is full of politics, as hyderabad site is originally hellosoft , the people behavior is rude and cunning.
    The managers all are staying there from more than 12+ years without any actual product tapeout. Not single product has materialized from wifi divison .

    Salary not upto the semiconductor industry standard
    Hr policies are bad .

    Advice to Management

    Fire the hyderabad management team if you want to do something productive


  4. "Simply no"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, chance to do something interesting, one of the few companies designing hardware near london area. Good as a first job.

    Cons

    No salary progression, limited benefits, poor management and no training possibilities are the main shortcomings. Feels like a startup which hasn't scaled up properly.

    Advice to Management

    Needs an overhaul


  5. "Verification engineer at Imagination Technology, Pune, India"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Graduate Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good working environment. Friendly team members and a nice office overall. Good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Very few opportunities for growth in terms of career advancements.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment. Good people. Pleasant atmosphere. Flexible working hours. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Salary is low given the location.

    Advice to Management

    In order to keep talented graduates who are attracted to Imagination given its proximity to London, the salaries should be reflecting the cost of living in London.


  7. "Excellent Place for Learning"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company in terms of learning technology, very good mentors/peers.

    Cons

    Poor management and lots of hierarchy limiting the visibility of the engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some proper middle management.

  8. "Salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I think working at this company is really relaxing

    Cons

    The company needs more structure in terms of technical sense, currently there doesn't seem to be business owners and things get dropped on us from high, where everything is urgent. Also the pay is rather low compared to other places, which makes leaving more attractive

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay, and try to follow an agile approach


  9. "Leading Software Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leading Software Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Leading Software Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very good company environment
    - Learning Scope

    Cons

    - Unstable client as a result unstable future


  10. "My Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work, great team

    Cons

    Frequent Layoffs without any reason.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to save money everywhere. Employees should get some benefits