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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  • Good work/life balance in the job (in 17 reviews)

  • good work, good people, nice work environment (in 29 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. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good Technology and Great legacy

    Cons

    Grossly mis-managed with no vision / direction... It became a playground for management

    Advice to Management

    Need to have experienced management team (with technical and business experience)

  3. "Not great for support staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch 3 times a week

    Cons

    They don't give raises in a timely manner


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Sw qa engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment. Team members are cooperative.

    Cons

    Unorganized Management. Company is U.K. Based. So no proper guidance from top management.


  7. 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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    decent starting salary but you no growth prospect. people get like 1 increment in 2-3 years.
    Office hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Terrible management: not concerned about their employees' well being, no social events
    Salary: decent starting salary but less to less - no increments, no incentives, no other facility
    Growth aspect: First promotion for a grad is offered only after 3 years in company which is weird and most people in the company are married with kids so less-no scope for a role improvement.
    Company is struggling financially so expect frequent cost cuts and lay offs.
    Very strong hierarchy system.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce hierarchy.
    You are too frugal, Invest money in making your employees happy.


  10. 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.


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