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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  • Good work/life balance in the job (in 19 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. "Poor Management"

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    • Senior Management
    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)


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The people are great people but the new CFO and CEO only cares about meeting numbers.

    Cons

    The work environment is extremely depressing. A lot of unhappy people. Not the kind of place that you would want to join at this time with all the uncertainties and restructuring.

  3. "Leading software engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leading Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Leading Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Managing oriented company, where engineers are isolated and forgotten. Great for experience but should be considered only for a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Review titles and allow engineers to help move the company forward. Allow engineers to grow in technical and not only managing orientation.


  4. "Simply no"

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    • 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
    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. "Avoid this company please"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible time.
    Friendly colleagues.
    Nice building.

    Cons

    Bad management which does not get work done. Deadline postponed as normal.
    No training for graduates. No innovation. Some bureaucracy.
    People work as they have already retired.
    Company survive on the previous success.Working hard is in the interest of no one.
    Experienced engineers are leaving while graduates do not receive proper training.

    Advice to Management

    Replace some managers who are acting on their sole interests.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Great place for graduate engineers to learn, bad place for experienced engineers to make a living."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place for graduate engineers to learn a great deal in short time. Freshly graduated engineers can start writing RTL from day 1, while our Cambridge brethren won't let you come anywhere near RTL without a PhD and many years of experience.
    Also, the company takes great pride in caring about the well-being of their employees: a good subsidised canteen, a ride-to-work scheme that allows you to lease a bicycle to go to work real cheap, stress management seminars, ...

    Cons

    The reason why they can allow fresh graduates to work on the hard things is that the experienced and talented people leave as soon as they realise that they're paid Highland wages while living in an area with London housing prices, and that salary and title progression are just a blurry promise at best and that the shares they give you as bonus (after completing three years) are worth nothing and plummet from year to year.
    The reason why they offer a subsidised canteen and leased bicycles is because they're probably aware that their engineers can't afford a used car, or a decent flat or to feed their child on what they earn.

    Advice to Management

    Managers, you must be proud of your achievements! Just look at your Porsches, Mercedes and BMWs on the car park! Just don't forget that qualified labour has a price or you're going to lose them all. By the way, now that you're on a building frenzy, maybe you could build subsidised company dorms. With your engineers living on campus, it will be more easy for them to work even more unpaid overtime.

    Have fun, I'm leaving soon. I finally found someone who values my skills and will double my salary. Double!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Lots to say, don't know where to start"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some interesting projects to work on; hw and sw teams are closely collaborated; easy to commute to london; colourful sports and social activities.

    Cons

    rare promotion opportunities; strict hierarchy system; hard to step into international industrial discussion; depressingly managed; needs to be make huge personal efforts in order to be recognised.

    Advice to Management

    Do not try to depress employees from time to time; give more constructive advices; bring harmony into the working environment.


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