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
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    My dream job... up to the pay

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice and inspiring working environment with interesting and challenging tasks to work on surrounded by very talented people.

    Cons

    Good heavens, the pay! It is the lowest salary in the market (compared to similar companies like ARM), they don't pay overtime (that you do regularly, at least 5 hours per week) and the fantastic medical package with which they justify the low pay is literally useless. It covers nothing that the NHS doesn't cover, not even basic dentistry (not even check-ups), and you still have to go to your NHS GP first (and wait for weeks for an appointment or for death, whichever comes first), and the only thing it really does is to allow you to choose a specialist rather than taking the one your GP wants. Literally just that; and you have to pay extra for your spouse and kids. Besides, the company is only 30 miles from London, which means that you won't find a decent one-bedroom flat for less than 1000 quid per month. Also, London Midland (railway) is disproportionately expensive. That makes the low salary seem even worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The products you're so proud of and that are making the company grow are developed by your bright and hard-working engineers. If you don't stop paying them that bad, you're going to lose them. How can it be that your sales and marketing people (bachelors, maybe a few masters) are paid twice as much as your engineers? Without your engineers (all masters and even phds with honours and years of experience), there would be no products for them to sell.
    And stop treating your engineers like scum. Jolly, throwing out all microwaves in a building full of engineers and with no external visitors just because "somebody" allegedly complained about warm-food smells! And with what efficiency! I wish you would react that fast when your employees complain about uncomfortable, old chairs, too little desk space or bad keyboards!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very positive, enjoyed working their a lot and everyone was very friendly.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watford, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Watford, East of England, England

    I worked at Imagination Technologies as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and supported atmosphere, social events and as treat Wednesdays, and the food at the canteen was surprisingly good as well.

    Cons

    The pay is fairly poor for their competitors and they do expect you to work hard, but that is reasonable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pleasant Experience, but lacking substance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent team work environment (at least in my office)
    Company with strong leading presence in the market
    Opportunity to work with current and next generation graphics

    Cons

    Pay increase not properly explained, shares scheme takes too long and not currently paying out, job opportunity seemed exciting but turned out into boring projects most of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify pay increase

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    good working place, can be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England

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

    Pros

    It is a freindly environment. geat people to work with. Location is good, easily accessed by public transportation.

    Cons

    not very clear career path. The hierarchy in the company seems frozen. Maybe have to stay in the pose for quite few year.

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

    Flexible environment with interesting work for those who seek it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The open environment amongst engineers together with the breadth of activity provides a technically exciting atmosphere. Technical discussions are easy and information can be sought from other parts of the company with no barrier. Any active interest is never discouraged.
    There are many able and skilled engineers.
    The new building is excellent, furnished to a high standard. The canteen provides good quality food with a lot of variety.

    Cons

    The open culture between engineers is adapting to change due to expansion. The company has expanded rapidly and some of the infrastructure is still adapting. The expansion makes career paths somewhat unclear however it does provide opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company expands, be sure not to lose sight of the many great engineers working for you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company to work at, but not much better than the average in the industry

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    Current Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England
    Current Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    relaxed environment, with reasonably flexible hours
    potentially interesting work if you are lucky enough
    The social club and the canteen are a good bonus

    Cons

    low salaries especially for people living in london
    The company grew fast and has not adapted to its new size. Thus its disorganized and the management from team leaders and above is below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not really a manager, but the Cons say it all. so try to fix them. The amount of human time and potential wasted in the company is embarrassing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England
    Former Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England

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

    Pros

    nice environment and nice people

    Cons

    micro management from senior manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop micro management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice environment, badly orginised

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    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Engineer in Kings Langley, England

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Imagination is a nice environmenment to work in with flexible work hours. There are good engineers and you are in the heart of technology.

    Cons

    Low salaries, very badly organised (it is a mess) probably because they have enjoyed a sudden growth. You either are lucky and fit or not. the flexible working hours turn out to be long hours...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your engineers is the company's value. Start treating them like this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great excepted for the salary and benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate RTL Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England
    Current Employee - Graduate RTL Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, exciting company philosophy, it is really interesting to work there. The company is leader on the GPU for mobiles market, and so the projects are amazing. Not too much pressure from the hierarchy, we can feel really involved in the company achievements.

    Cons

    Salary is really low, compared to the market rate. Benefits are quite low: share awards are really unfair as you are not even sure to get a bonus. Health insurance is just basic and could be way better.
    The location is not great but not bad either, nothing to do about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Feel like I'm working for best in UK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kings Langley, England

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Constant change, innovation really believed in, not just paid lip service to, super people, interesting technology areas such as graphics, video, audio plus consumer brand Pure, which adds whole other aspect to company

    Cons

    Constant change, no coasting, not that many peers to go to in UK after having been at Imagination - all look like a step down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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