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Updated January 3, 2018
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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. "great technology, management challenges"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. "A true tech company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Big impact of your work if you are a HW engineer or a driver developer. The results of your work are everywhere (smartphones, TVs, etc...)
    Very good atmosphere, talented people.
    The company has very strong financial foundation after it has been acquired by the Chinese government.

    Cons

    Salaries should have been greater. Many talented people have left the company when Apple offered them a better deal.

    Advice to Management

    Apple was your biggest client, now it is your biggest competitor. They will try to steal the most important employees from you, preferably the ones that are very hard to replace. They already tried this successfully and will continue doing so. You can only counter that by offering them more than Apple does.
    You should identify the critical technical talent in the company and protect it.


  6. "senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Once to be a great place to work if not be eaten by Apple.
    Work and life balance.
    Work with smart people
    Good chances to study the new technologies, open sources.
    A good place for starting your career.
    Great products that used in the world

    Cons

    Hard to compete with the companies that has lots of money.
    No enough money to support their ambitions in research and new products.
    Salary is not competitive.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    You're given the autonomy and opportunity to get stuck in and make a difference.

    Cons

    Imagination is making everything even better so if you don't want to make a difference then this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving in the right direction

  8. "Leading Software Design Engineer"

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    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


  9. "R&D engineering focus"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting range of work and technology, freedom to study and self-improve.

    Cons

    No paid training, little opportunity to advance in position.
    Disorganised and haphazard approach to projects


  10. "Good place for graduate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work with good people, and will be able to take part in projects fast

    Cons

    salary is not best, but seems on the way of improving

    Advice to Management

    get a good manager for hr team


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