Imagination Technologies
3.5 of 5 42 reviews
www.imgtec.com Kings Langley, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 42 reviews

                             

93% Approve of the CEO

Imagination Technologies CEO and Director Hossein Yassaie

Hossein Yassaie

(28 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
12 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Great company full of interesting work

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

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

ProsFriendly environment with people really passionate about their work. Plenty of variety day-to-day and you never feel without a challenge. Great transport links, easily commutable from London.

ConsSalary increases are sometimes unclear and perhaps a little less than competitive with similar jobs. Career progression can also be somewhat of an unknown.

Advice to Senior ManagementDoing a great job, keep it up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

challenging times

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

ProsI learned a great deal

Consmercurial often unfocused upper leadership

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

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

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Watford, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at Imagination Technologies as an intern for less than a year

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Pleasant Experience, but lacking substance

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Kings Langley, England (UK)

I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsExcellent 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

ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementClarify pay increase

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Good company to work in

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Wrocław (Poland)

I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsFlat structure, collegial atmosphere, free cakes every Wednesday

ConsNot the highest salaries in the region

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Overall Good

Hardware Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsGood salary standard..work is also good

ConsLess opportunity to grow in management ladder..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Flexible environment with interesting work for those who seek it

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Kings Langley, England (UK)

I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsThe 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Good company to settle

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time

Pros* Good salary
* Good culture
* Almost Free food
* Good benefits once you complete 3 years

Cons* Higher managements has scope of improvement
* Not so aggressive company
* Pushes you into comfort zone
* Certain teams are invisible when it comes to appraisal and other benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Great Company but needs to evolve to keep up

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Pune (India)

I worked at Imagination Technologies full-time

ProsIt was a very nice experience working with quite a lot of smart people. The Work/Life balance is great. Flexible timings. The company is growing and has a bright future. If you are lucky or if you prove yourself, you can get to work on cutting-edge technologies. You get to interact/collaborate with some very smart and knowledgeable people working in the UK.

ConsLack of good programming/development/Testing practices(or rather enforcement).
Over reliance on engineers working in the UK. Some amount of bureaucracy.
Some managers are not that motivated themselves and fail to motivate engineers in the team to keep going.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe interviewing procedures need to evolve.
It is wrong to assume that only people from reputed colleges are good engineers.
Get rid of the bureaucracy that does exists to some extent. Few very good engineers have left in the past because of that.
Train, learn, try and match the standard of engineers working in the UK in order to reduce the reliance on them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Great excepted for the salary and benefits

Graduate RTL Hardware Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Kings Langley, England (UK)

I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly 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.

ConsSalary 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Imagination Technologies? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Imagination Technologies reviews and ratings - including employee satisfaction and approval ratings for Imagination Technologies CEO Hossein Yassaie. All 12 reviews are posted anonymously by Imagination Technologies employees.