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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated June 18, 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. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I think working at this company is really relaxing

    Cons

    The company needs more structure in terms of technical sense, currently there doesn't seem to be business owners and things get dropped on us from high, where everything is urgent. Also the pay is rather low compared to other places, which makes leaving more attractive

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay, and try to follow an agile approach


  2. "Visionless management"

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    Current Employee - Leading Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Leading Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment where you're exposed to different parts of the company and the people creating the technology.

    Cons

    Management seems to be blind to the existential threats to the core businesses. The new CEO is definitely trying to clean up the mess left behind by his predecessor.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Good multi cultural company"

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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

    Pros

    Very interesting and challenging problems to be solved. There is the chance to work across multiple groups at the same time. A good place where to make your own difference

    Cons

    very bad management. Same errors again and again ... and again. There should be much more transparency and comunications across the all the groups

    Advice to Management

    Management should be much more engaged with all the engineer, not only for technical tasks but also for business decision and comunications


  6. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Proximity to London, learning a lot especially if you are a junior

    Cons

    Below average salaries, company relies on the fact that many people are looking for a job near London


  7. "My Experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work, great team

    Cons

    Frequent Layoffs without any reason.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to save money everywhere. Employees should get some benefits

  8. "A lot of uncertainly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment and hours. Good people and it feels like they are trying to make it a good place to work even with the problems the business has been having.

    Cons

    Going through some hard times. Not great for job security and the general consensus is that the pay is too low.


  9. "Great tech, Progression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, modern high tech campus, people willing to teach/share knowledge

    Cons

    Progression is slow, redundancies over past year have affected morale


  10. "Nice place to work"

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, good supervisors. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Watch out for politics. It can be nasty

    Advice to Management

    No particular advice


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