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Updated June 13, 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. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment. Good people. Pleasant atmosphere. Flexible working hours. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Salary is low given the location.

    Advice to Management

    In order to keep talented graduates who are attracted to Imagination given its proximity to London, the salaries should be reflecting the cost of living in London.


  2. "Excellent Place for Learning"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company in terms of learning technology, very good mentors/peers.

    Cons

    Poor management and lots of hierarchy limiting the visibility of the engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some proper middle management.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "Nice company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    Pros

    good work life balance, Nice location

    Cons

    Pay is less, management should get improved

  8. "Good coworkers, management could do better"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most people here are great and have good work ethics. There are always some bad apples everywhere, but all in all it's good, especially in my team (the bad apples left for Apple :P).

    Cons

    Upper Management is a bit slow on understanding some things on the technical side, missing opportunities to have an edge on the competition and incentivise our (B2B) customers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your engineers' suggestions. They know their field better than you. That's what you pay them for, so trust their input!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting work, nice atmosphere, high tech work."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for exposure to hardware design cycle, challenging work, a unique experience, nice canteen. Good atmosphere in the office. I've learned a lot.

    Cons

    Poor documents, weak project management and structure. Don't socialise much outside of teams. The day to day is pretty routine, I get bored doing the same thing day in day out.

    Advice to Management

    Better dissemination of best practices. Outline best practices. There should be more interest in career development at each level that follows a structure. Mentoring, management development, coding etc.


  10. "Reactive not proactive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting cutting-edge projects, approachable colleagues, which sometimes including much higher-ups -- at least some of them.

    Cons

    On the flip side not everyone is always approachable, communication lines across different departments are not clear. No notion of longer-term strategy for more recent development programmes. Constrained in resources, so will take folks coming from larger organisations some adjustment. Unclear career prospects for those already out of their junior/graduate years but not nearly at senior mgmt level. A bit too basic compensation package.


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