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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEW16 Oct 2023SVP OperationsFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsKings Langley, England
Great 5YP and opportunity to challenge the biggest in the market
Challenges to grow and scale but remain profitable
- 5.04 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearCambridge, England
Fantastic environment with inspiring leaders. I joined Imagination 2 years ago and I really love it here. The work is fresh and invigorating, and the people friendly and supportive. Although recent strategy updates have adversely impacted some teams, they’ve set the company on a clearer path with a really bright future ahead. Communication is top notch with monthly all hands meetings, engineering newsletters, and ask me anything sessions. People are not afraid to ask challenging questions and the execs and engineering leads are not afraid to answer them. Hybrid working - Having the flexibility to work from home is really helpful in juggling work and family life. I really enjoy being able to see people I work with in person most days though, and we’re able to expense travel between sites to see people we don’t see day to day. Catering - Really nice food in the Kings Langley office, and a great selection of supermarkets and restaurants a few minutes walk away from the Cambridge office. Treat of the week and other food perks provide an extra reason to come in (the main reason being the people). Social - Pub lunches on Wednesday, after work drinks on Friday, regular project milestone celebrations, and per-office social events all add to the satisfaction of working here. It’s very relaxed and welcoming with different people attending lunches and after dinner drinks each week, and no pressure to attend if it’s not your thing. The work itself - Next generation GPUs and CPUs in the making, with some truly excellent engineers to work with and learn from. I love the code I’m working on and always look forward to work on a Monday (and the other days too)!
I can’t think of anything. Wish I’d applied sooner!2
- 1.024 Nov 2023Senior Leadership TeamCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsKings Langley, England
The hybrid framework was good while it lasted.
The recent layoffs were necessary given the company expected to saturate the market with expensive architectural licenses every year rather than the more realistic one-off that 2021 was. Revenue from the fruit company expires in ~12 months and another round of reductions will be required given the company has no new tangible products to offer the market and the board has curiously rejected acquisitions despite coming up with no further funding sources themselves. The recent layoff prioritised workers on visas and verification engineers and some other various easy targets. This is to flood the market with people requiring sponsorship which can be hired back next quarter for a discount before the 60 days period has been reached. The goal now is to harvest ideas into specifications and sell it off as "architecture licenses" in a last ditch effort to generate enough cash flow to IPO. The middle to top "senior leadership team" has been bribed to go along with the C-suite on this suicide mission with a suitcase of RSUs each. This has created a very visible amount of bizarre enthusiasm for a dubious 5 year strategy that will likely not convince any remaining competent employees not to take their talents to the welcome ARMs of any company bearing fruit.14
- 2.020 Oct 2023Senior ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsKings Langley, England
A fun but chaotic place to work Due to the lack of order, processes and ownership you can turn your role into whatever you want and focus on areas you are interested in Lots of smart people who are easy to work with
Revolving door of company leadership with ever changing strategy Large layoffs and re-organisations multiple times a year (despite saying each time was the last) Internal communications are tone deaf and badly thought out Pay rises and promotions are not fairly distributed and need to be fought hard for General dishonesty and over-optimism from leadership about overall direction and prospects Salary's/other compensation don't match the market30
- 2.013 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearKings Langley, England
They offer decent perks for working there The people I worked with there were nice, friendly and caring Very accommodating with hybrid/remote working
Constantly bumped around from team to team like a tennis ball Wave after wave of lay-offs has irreparably affected morale Constant changes to the org structure and project priorities, it sometimes felt as though nobody knew what was going on Kings Langley is a pain to get to thanks to the useless train service9
- 2.09 Sept 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsKings Langley, England
- Good work-life balance - Hybrid work environment with no mandatory office days - Some opportunities for professional growth, such as the option to attend conferences, although there is room for improvement
- Compensation and benefits fall significantly below industry standards, particularly for senior roles - Lack of a clear strategic direction, with a history of reactive measures instead of fostering innovation. Substantial resources have been invested in projects that failed to generate any sales - Management quality varies, with only a few exceptions. There is a notable absence of efforts to engage employees, and communication regarding company news is often lacking transparency - Outdated internal tools frequently lead to cumbersome and repetitive tasks - There is a shortage of company and team-building initiatives as well as social event opportunities9
- 5.029 Jun 2023Corporate FunctionCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsCambridge, England
I have been working at Imagination Technologies for several years, and I can confidently say that it has been an incredible journey so far. This company truly stands out as a workplace that offers exceptional benefits and improving leadership. Let me start by emphasising the excellent benefits package provided by Imagination Technologies. From the moment I joined, I was pleasantly surprised by the comprehensive benefits offered to employees. The healthcare coverage is top-notch, ensuring that we have access to the best medical services and treatments. Imagination Technologies recognises that happy and healthy employees are the key to success, and they go above and beyond to ensure our overall satisfaction. One aspect that truly sets Imagination Technologies apart is its improving leadership. In recent years, I have witnessed a significant positive shift in the company's leadership style. There is a clear focus on fostering a culture of open communication, transparency, and employee empowerment. Our leaders actively listen to our ideas, concerns, and feedback, making us feel valued and heard. They are approachable, supportive, and genuinely invested in our professional development. It's inspiring to see how they encourage us to take ownership of our work and provide us with the guidance and resources we need to succeed. The leadership team at Imagination Technologies truly leads by example and motivates us to give our best every day.
The only thing that comes to mind is better clarity on strategy.
- 4.08 Oct 2023Senior Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsHemel Hempstead, England
Low stress (generally) environment to work in. Nice people. Managers are generally good. Leadership is mostly good (currently). Work life balance is very good.
Salary is just okay. Low in comparison to similar companies. Not much room for promotion. Development is not strong, but getting better. Hybrid/remote working being walked back, but no real quantitative reason given other than that is what the executive board prefer personally, so pushing it on all employees.2
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Imagination Technologies has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 554 reviews left anonymously by employees. 60% of employees would recommend working at Imagination Technologies to a friend and 49% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -15% over the last 12 months.
60% of Imagination Technologies employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Imagination Technologies 4.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.