Imagination Technologies

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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated 9 October, 2014
Updated 9 October, 2014
55 Reviews
3.2
55 Reviews
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Imagination Technologies CEO and Director Hossein Yassaie
Hossein Yassaie
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some interesting projects to work on; hw and sw teams are closely collaborated; easy to commute to london; colourful sports and social activities (in 3 reviews)

  • Constantly working on cutting edge developments allows work to be enjoyable day after day (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • salary is very less as compare to industry standard (in 3 reviews)

  • low salaries especially for people living in london (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cultural misunderstanding during expansion into Silicon Valley

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Compare compensation and health benefits with Silicon Valley industry norm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good exposure to technology . Great place to start .

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment.
     Flexible work timings .
    Good leave policy.

    Cons

    Unhealthy appraisal system.
    Management very poor:Does not pay attention in employment satisfaction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appraisal system can be greatly improved.Taking regular feedback and acting on it will improve the overall employee satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting technology and unique customer-facing role

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Engineering Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Engineering Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    need to rework compensation/reward strategy to reduce employee turnover

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good company to work with, but slow paced.

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    Current Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, good compensation, employee friendly policies.

    Cons

    Laid back culture, not aggressive as the market demands it to be.
    Not much into design and patents, except for the graphics team.
    Similar work profile over years, not so good work with the Indian counterparts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More innovative work for deserving employees to retain the talent pool.
    Try making the team more discussion and learning driven, rather than just getting work done!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Friendly, and not hectic work hours

    Cons

    Salary is really crap compared to what other similar companies pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to start paying more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Needs improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Varied and challenging work. Teams are helpful and pleasant.

    Cons

    Lack of promotions. Management don't have a clue and keep changing their mind and make too many mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful people, fantastic culture, low pay, very expensive area.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great, collegiate atmosphere. Friendly people. Active sports and social clubs. Easy to commute to/from London, only 20 mins into euston station. Fantastic canteen facilities.

    Cons

    It is located in the London commuter belt, so if you plan on living close to work, you get all of the cons of working in London, without the benefits. It is a very expensive area to live in and they do not pay London wages. Mostly male employees and located in a very quiet area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Where you are located, you are competing with a variety of employers in London for engineering graduates. Competing positions offer significantly higher salaries, in better locations, with a structured career advancement and defined pay rises, not just the promise of a pay review. If you want the best, you should do this. The only reason not to give graduates an approximate figure of what they can expect to be earning in a few years time is if the chances are that it won't be much more than what they started on.

    There is no shortage of highly qualified, hard working, enthusiastic engineers in the UK. It's just that they work in the city. Unfortunately, there are a shortage of engineering companies in the UK willing to pay staff what they are worth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worth doing for a while, no prospect of progresion

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The job is incredibly stable - you could possibly spend your entire life there if you wanted to, and you do get to be a part of the development of some pretty well-respected products.

    Me recommendation comes with the caveat that you move on once your responsibilities and experience outgrow the recognition you get from Imagination, which will typically take a couple of years.

    Cons

    You probably would spend your entire life at the grade your graduate adjustments ended at with no changes to pay or job title, even if your work responsibilities started to creep up over time. The pay is far below average for the sector and it's supposedly made up by the share offerings (Which Hossein says not to worry about when they hurtle downwards like a gold medallist at Sochi).

    The culture has changed over 4 1/2 years - it went from feeling like 'the worlds biggest startup' to giving the feeling that they cared more about projecting an image than looking after engineers (the new buildings would look nice to a customer, but are 100% completely useles if you have to actually produce a product).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better and listen to your engineers - they're a great bunch but they're just leaking away to Cambridge

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

    Pros

    * Good projects.
    * Nice people.

    Cons

    * Not competitive salary
    * No bonus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, great technology, and good people, but sadly, management does not value its employees

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, talented colleagues, cutting-edge technologies, and plenty to learn

    Cons

    Benefits are on lower side, employees don't feel valued, company doesn't pass on returns to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The benefits are the only deal-breaker. Seriously consider your compensation and benefits package (especially for India) to avoid losing talent. It doesn't always have to be cash, can be in kind such as gifts, outings, parties etc.

    Spend more on keeping existing employees happy rather than going out on an acquisition spree every time you get some money in the bank.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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