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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • good work, good people, nice work environment (in 29 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance in the job (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Benefits and Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits package. Flat management structure. Innovative and dynamic work environment. Amazing opportunities to pursue career goals.

    Cons

    Possible over dependence on a single customer as a major revenue stream.


  2. "Lack of vision and foresight"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance in the job.

    Cons

    Management lacks vision and foresight

  3. "Software Engineer in San Francisco Bay Area"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - There were some smart and hard-working people.
    - Good location.

    Cons

    - In hindsight, Imagination was too much reliant on a single customer (Apple). They should have tried harder to expand their customer base before Apple decided to cut ties with Imagination.
    - Poor communication between the UK headquarter and the US offices.
    - Compensation wasn't competitive by industry standard.
    - Some of the managers and employees were subpar and under-qualified.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Achievement is rewarded.
    Supportive staff and management.
    Pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Graduate software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Imagination Technologies (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A Great place to work for to maintain work-life balance

    Cons

    Pretty stable company with limited opportunities for growth


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate Hardware Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to start your career

    Cons

    Overall management is not good, frequent cost cuttings.


  7. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Good Work Environment
    Enthusiastic Team, Open to try out new ideas

    Cons

    Maybe nothing, was there for 4 months

  8. "great technology, management challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great technology and IP, great engineers, significant presence in mobile market.

    Cons

    UK management is centralist, limited delegation to regions, hires mostly young inexperienced people.

    Advice to Management

    Focus, delegate, hire a mix of experienced and young employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great technology, poor management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good graphics and CPU architectures and technology.

    Cons

    Management and marketing need an overhaul.


  10. "Job"

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    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


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