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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Pros
  • 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. Helpful (1)

    "no reason to work for these guys"

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

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    they hire a lot of young, inexperienced engineers, so if you're a young, inexperienced engineer, you'll meet a lot of people like you there.

    Cons

    low pay for engineers (however, some sales staff drive very exotic cars, so that may not be true for them.) micromanagement, lots of bureaucracy and politics. offices all over with management in KL, lots and lots of new graduates. US office seems like it's only there for H1Bs or a perk for UK employees to live in the US. one would probably have a more enjoyable career at almost any other company you can name... not to mention the worthless playmoney stock.

    Advice to Management

    why not just close all US offices and move operations directly to india?


  2. 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.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good company but very low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    challenging projects
    good people
    health insurance and 401k

    Cons

    Very low pay
    no growth


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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

    Pros

    I would say Good work

    Cons

    But in this case Less pay

    Advice to Management

    Nothing special


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Cultural misunderstanding during expansion into Silicon Valley"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management team provides clear, visionary message to employees. Ample opportunities for career and professional growth with industry leader. Roadmap and expectations to achieve goals were clearly articulated.

    Cons

    Compensation was below industry standard, especially long term incentive plan. Autocratic cultural values disempowered middle management. Support staffing was uncomfortably lean and seemed close to burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Compare compensation and health benefits with Silicon Valley industry norm.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting technology and unique customer-facing role"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    * Good projects.
    * Nice people.

    Cons

    * Not competitive salary
    * No bonus

  8. "challenging times"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    I learned a great deal

    Cons

    mercurial often unfocused upper leadership


  9. "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.


  10. "Nature of work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Hyderabad (India)

    I worked at Imagination Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment
    Leaves
    Benefits apart from salary
    Work life balance
    Flexibility

    Cons

    Diverse work in different locations
    Product based. So specific work


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