Imagination Technologies

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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated 14 August 2014
Updated 14 August 2014
48 Reviews

3.2
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Imagination Technologies CEO and Director Hossein Yassaie
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technically Challenging, Good work culture, Poor Compensation

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    Former Employee - Graduate Design Engineer  in  Pune
    Former Employee - Graduate Design Engineer in Pune

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging work, Excellent colleagues, Free food, Open culture, no hierarchy

    Cons

    Poor compensation, a little slow paced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay well to attract the best minds!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Perfect place to work..!

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Pune

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

    Pros

    good work environment, quality work based on you capabilities

    Cons

    not some thing to worry about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Imaginations Technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pune
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    Employee Friendly, Good Communications with the headquarters, good communications between various teams.

    Cons

    No overtime, expected to work long hours when required as part of the job.

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  5.  

    Average

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    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 for 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
  6.  

    Needs improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time for 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
  7.  

    Good job bad pay

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    Current Employee - Leading Design Engineer  in  Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Very good and challenging job
    Good culture

    Cons

    Bad pay
    Poor management of engineering resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay to engineers (atleast be competitive).
    Better internal processes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for graduate engineers to learn, bad place for experienced engineers to make a living.

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a great place for graduate engineers to learn a great deal in short time. Freshly graduated engineers can start writing RTL from day 1, while our Cambridge brethren won't let you come anywhere near RTL without a PhD and many years of experience.
    Also, the company takes great pride in caring about the well-being of their employees: a good subsidised canteen, a ride-to-work scheme that allows you to lease a bicycle to go to work real cheap, stress management seminars, ...

    Cons

    The reason why they can allow fresh graduates to work on the hard things is that the experienced and talented people leave as soon as they realise that they're paid Highland wages while living in an area with London housing prices, and that salary and title progression are just a blurry promise at best and that the shares they give you as bonus (after completing three years) are worth nothing and plummet from year to year.
    The reason why they offer a subsidised canteen and leased bicycles is because they're probably aware that their engineers can't afford a used car, or a decent flat or to feed their child on what they earn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers, you must be proud of your achievements! Just look at your Porsches, Mercedes and BMWs on the car park! Just don't forget that qualified labour has a price or you're going to lose them all. By the way, now that you're on a building frenzy, maybe you could build subsidised company dorms. With your engineers living on campus, it will be more easy for them to work even more unpaid overtime.

    Have fun, I'm leaving soon. I finally found someone who values my skills and will double my salary. Double!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person 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 for less than a 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
  10.  

    Worth doing for a while, no prospect of progresion

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    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 for 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

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    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

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