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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  • 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. "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


  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. "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.


  4. 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.


  5. "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


  6. "perfect stocks and life-work balance"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist/Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist/Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Very generous with stocks. They award you 6000 stocks at the beginning. Relocation package and 401 K is also pretty good.

    Cons

    None ac tu a lly


  7. Helpful (1)

    "IP Verification Engineer - SystemVerilog and UVM testbench development"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting technology and unique customer-facing role"

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    Current Employee - Customer Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in your daily schedule, opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Requires a lot of training, financial incentives are lacking

    Advice to Management

    need to rework compensation/reward strategy to reduce employee turnover


  9. "ImgTec Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Startup mentality. Things are fast paced and diverse. I never feel like I'm stuck on a project that drags on. Nice work environment in downtown San Francisco.

    Cons

    Because of the startup feel, often times there is not a whole lot of code reviews. Sometimes it feels as though we are more concerned with getting a product out the door than writing correct code.

    Advice to Management

    Consider creating more time for code reviews. I like to think of my job as also being a learning experience and occasionally I feel as though I am not getting a whole lot of feedback on my work.

    Imagination Technologies Response

    Jan 25, 2016 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your comments and taking the time to leave a review. We are always looking to review our processes and improve things where we can. If you haven’t already please do consider... More


  10. "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


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