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Imagination Technologies Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
61 Reviews
3.2
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Imagination Technologies CEO and Director Hossein Yassaie
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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.  

    Software design engineer hyderabad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    nothing much. you get good work if you are born with golden spoon and if you can worship your manager(need not consider lead incase if you have). If you just obey whatever your manager says you can be lead in 4-5years even though it is product based company. If you dont learn anything just treat the job like data entry job you will have bright future and will be rewarded with promotion and hikes

    Cons

    If you are not of above type you dont get any of the earthquaking offers mentioned above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job keep doing the same.

  2.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Design Engineer in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    No training but acess to some latest cool technologies , so if you are willing to dig into it, nothing that stops you.
    Not much of work pressure.

    Cons

    Less compensation
    No team bonding activities.
    Communication gap across the teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company but very low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    challenging projects
    good people
    health insurance and 401k

    Cons

    Very low pay
    no growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    no ethics in appraisal and promotion process

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Leading Design Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    good technologies to work
    good employee cooperation
    lot of scope to learn

    Cons

    too much of variations in the salary for the guys with same experience

    no work life balance. you are forced to stay 9 hours even if you are not assigned any work.

    everybody is a lead or manager with no team members

    managers with zero management skills

    you get appraisal only if you are either a relative or say yes to everything that your boss says.
    you show your offer letter, you get hike. if you continue working in the company you get peanuts.
    always chant the boss name and be in good books and you get very good hike in salary or promotion.

    you get promotion only if you are either a relative or say yes to everything that your manager says .
    if somebody in your team or other team gets promotion, you make that a big issue and get promotion.

    never try to give any suggestions or ideas. you will be treated as enemy. managers not open to new ideas or suggestions. you are forced to follow what they think is right.

    managers take every thing personal. they don't have any exposure to outside world. 90 percent of the managers started their career in the same company (Hellosoft)

    unequal distribution of work. few are always busy and others are idle.

    never treat the employees the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UK team has to closely monitor both technical and financial matters of hyderabad division.
    make sure the salaries are competent with the industry standards and not too much of
    variation in the salary for the guys with almost same experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imagination Technologies

    Pros

    I would say Good work

    Cons

    But in this case Less pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing special

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Bad experience, would not recommend to graduate.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    You do get useful experience on how the industry works and you get exposure to workflows etc. Compensation is decent I suppose.

    Cons

    Very little creative work you can very easily get stuck with maintenance of nightmarish codebases with no say at all, all this contrary to the job spec. As a graduate you are completely expendable and unappreciated. You main activities will involve running behind other people's mess. Benefits such as stocks that you can cash in after 5 years and relocation expenses which you must pay back if you leave before 2 years are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more senior/talented people instead of swarms of graduates invest in good practices and build a better culture/environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awesome but can be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    + Growing company with lots of young engineers, good mix of young and experienced engineers
    + Depending upon which division you're in you'd be encouraged to challenge yourself and others to make contributions for the right reasons
    + Much less politics than some other organizations
    + If you're constructive, people like to listen to you
    + Gym options, sports and social, shares and stock options, private health insurance (free for the employee)
    + You're encouraged to say the truth and do the right thing, in some case you're rewarded for doing so

    Cons

    + Training and other processes are somewhat younger than other organizations, but then there is a concerted effort to make things better
    + Generally good with infrastructure, but in some cases have gone overboard with styling and architecture and less focus on providing some essentials such as whiteboards
    + No talent recognition system, no plans to make sure the best employees get rewarded and the not so good ones managed out
    + No individual bonuses to a vast majority of employees
    + Salaries could be better given the proximity to London and cost of living

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    + Think about employee retention a bit more
    + Have a talent recognition system
    + Prune the dead wood out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top notch graphics knowledge but somewhat demeaning compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Hardware Design Engineer in Kings Langley, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imagination Technologies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    For the short stay I have had until now with the company I'm more satisfied then not. Mainly because as a young engineer I'm seeking to gain knowledge over money.
    The company gives a unique work experience, it is a top dog on the mobile graphics market. The work tasks are very complex and require a certain amount of time to be spent before even starting doing something as easy as changing one line of code.
    People are in general very helpful and most of the senior and principal guys aren't afraid of sharing the Do's and Don'ts.
    Work and life balance is also very good - no white nights, no excessive extra hours spend after work.
    In general very good company for new comers like me to learn, give back and create valuable relationships and connections.

    Cons

    The management and hierarchical system is very chaotic and without any basic goals to be obtained before stepping up the ladder. In other words you can receive very good appraisals but be stuck at a position for many years just because your personal manager doesn't stick up to you or don't know how to play the office managerial politics game.
    Salaries are bellow the average for the sector and the company knows it. They also know that the work is very complex but also if you have the passion for graphics hardware or software you don't really have that many options.
    In general a demotivating environment for old employees who work a lot but don't shout it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give clear objectives how and when people should progress. It can be really demotivating for a senior employee to see how the company at least on the side seem to cherish more the new comers. And I'm saying that from the position of a new comer.
    Maybe include a bonus system so teams that do great are rewarded appropriately.
    Obviously salary increases to at least follow the industry average would be nice too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cultural misunderstanding during expansion into Silicon Valley

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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