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Dyson Overview

Singapore (Singapore)
10000+ employees
1993
Company - Private
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
From its origins in a small workshop in rural England, Dyson has grown into a technology company with a global footprint. We have offices from Auckland to Zurich, via Shanghai, Moscow and Chicago. Over12,000 people strong, spanning multiple product categories and more than ... Read more

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  • Welcome to Dyson Demo store Paris. We are delighted to announce the opening of our latest store, opposite the iconic Palais Garnier, where you can get hands on with all of our technology in one place. To learn more about working in retail at Dyson click here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0N9

    Retail

    Dyson pioneers new ways of doing things. A retail role with us will challenge you to think differently and become an authority on our technology. Five metric tons of glass. A three-night closure of New York's Fifth Avenue. A $1m custom-built glass façade, made in Germany and flown to the US.

  • The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology continues to expand with the arrival of our third cohort of Undergraduate Engineers to the Dyson Village. It is an exciting start for our young pioneers as they begin their Dyson adventure. Find out more at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMcbc

    Home - Dyson Institute

    Vision The Dyson Institute is working to become the best engineering university in the world, which develops the engineering leaders of the future. Mission Every day, we work to build challenging and enriching educational experiences which are free, student-centric and aligned with the needs of industry.

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Dyson – Why Work For Us?


We’re Dyson. A global technology enterprise. Our business is built from a desire to solve the problems others ignore.

Obsessed with improvement

At Dyson we believe everything could be better. Fuelled by a frustration with things that don’t work properly and a relentless obsession with making them work better, we’ve spent the last 25 years pioneering inventions and continually improving.

Inventing the future

We’re growing fast. And our ambition is huge. But it’s not simply about more people and more profit. Dyson is all about better ideas and new technologies. It’s about inventing the future.

Unconventional

Our philosophy remains the same as it was 25 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family-owned. We don’t bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead we plot our own path, unshackled from conventional thinking.

Malmesbury

The vast Malmesbury site is home to thousands of people, including James and Jake Dyson, who spend their days strategising, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world.

Malmesbury is a unique place to work. There’s a Harrier Jump Jet in the car park, a Lightning Jet hanging from the ceiling in our cafe and other examples of inspirational engineering around the campus. There are landscaped nature walks, intriguing art works, a free gym and two large cafes.

Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

Hullavington

After years of planning and development, Hullavington now boasts some of the most advanced Research, Design and Development (RDD) labs in the world.

The 750-acre Hullavington Technology Campus increases Dyson’s UK footprint by ten times, and gives Dyson engineers the facilities to continue shaping our future.

Bristol

Covering UX, IT, future technologies, mobile applications and cloud services, our Bristol team explores the potential of Dyson’s growing range of connected technology. So, from our robot vacuums and intelligent purifiers to the many more machines to come, Dyson engineering can be smarter, more personal and solve bigger problems than ever before.

Our Owner Experience team, looking after Digital, CRM, retail and more, are also based in Bristol and are the focal point for making sure Dyson owners and prospective customers have the best possible experience.

We are a global technology enterprise, click here to learn more about where we are.

At Dyson we constantly strive to find a better way to solve everyday problems. So we have three core values that run through everything we do.

Different

We are brave explorers, curious and excited by the unknown. Using engineering logic and ingenious thinking, we create our own future, overturning conventional wisdom.

Authentic

We work together to create new and exciting experiences that are entirely our own. Nothing is borrowed.

Better

We start from a position of dissatisfaction and strive to make everything radically better. When we think we're close, we transform again. We never stand still.

Malmesbury is home to our top secret Engineering teams, all of our Commercial functions, our customer support team and the latest Dyson Institute student intake. It's a vibrant community pulling in people from across a wide range of skill sets and disciplines.

Each year, Dyson people team-up to take part in Challenge Dyson, a light-hearted internal event focused around unusual challenges. This year, the teams geared up to race remote controlled vehicles made out of foam around a giant world map obstacle course.

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Laura Howard | Game-changing technology

Meet Laura Howard, a Design Engineer in Personal Care, based in Malmesbury, UK.

When the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer launched in 2016 it was a game-changer. Having worked behind the scenes in the Dyson hair labs and on our next generation Personal Care technology, it seems weird to say I’m now a ‘hair expert’, but I guess that’s what I’ve become.

While working on the hair dryer as a design engineer, I got involved in user trials which led to further interest in research. I wanted to understand what hair means to people, the psychology behind it. I got an opportunity to join the Research team, initially on a six-month secondment. People are fascinating and I wanted to know more, to understand how to get information in a robust way and use it in the engineering process to make products better. Research can be very powerful. I didn’t expect to be doing this type of work at all, but at Dyson we’re inquisitive people and like to get involved in everything ourselves. Using moderators in-house is unlikely to happen elsewhere. Because of this, Dyson is a great place to move around and develop as an engineer.

I’m still working in Personal Care across various projects, conducting user trials. We take a holistic approach to understand what certain aspects mean, for example asking questions like, “what does damage mean?”. We gather research from real people with emotional and cultural differences, people with different hair structure and ways of using products. It’s a whole new layer of research and there’s real detail behind the metrics. As an engineer, I’m able to quickly identify the points to relay back to our engineers and how they can use the information. I love building bridges between teams. I’m learning so much, still, and every day is different.

Dyson’s expansion into the health and beauty industry will, I hope, encourage more female engineers. I think the female perspective within our project group was helpful in considering the end user and we’ve been able to have a really positive influence on the design of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer. Things like understanding that you can have too much power, creating an unpleasant hair drying experience, and that your hair can have a huge impact emotionally.

In New Product Innovation (NPI) I had the opportunity to work with true experts, bringing together extraordinary people across a lot of different fields. By using their knowledge and acting upon it, I’ve broadened my understanding, which really suits me. I like to stay involved with all aspects of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer, which means I learn loads every day. Airflow, aero-acoustics, electronics, hair science. I never realised there was so much to know about hair. It’s been fascinating.

At Dyson we’re encouraged to find out more ourselves. Within our team we’ll learn something new and share it, growing our knowledge together. Any day where I’ve found a problem and solved it gives me a sense of achievement. It’s about mindset; we’ve got a problem that needs a solution. I’d much rather we had problems in the design process than when it’s out with the consumer.

There are good days and challenging days. Looking back over my time at Dyson, I’d have to say that launching the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer was pretty special. And I remember being a bit scared the first time I met James Dyson! Yet when you’re in a review meeting with him you’re treated like an engineer, with the freedom to give your opinion and know that it matters. It’s a great experience.

Like everyone at Dyson, I’m constantly learning and constantly improving. There’s a lot of potential here, and I think it’s going to be a really exciting future.

Click here to meet more Dyson people and learn about their experience.

Our global reputation is priceless and it always hangs on what we do next. Dyson is a unique technology enterprise. We pioneer. Our biggest category today didn’t even exist a few years ago. Our next biggest category? That could be where you come in.

While engineering remains at our core, our passion for problem solving across different disciplines runs throughout our business. We're a diverse workforce made up of people with different Dyson behaviours. So, the chances are we've got a role to suit your area of expertise.

Our Malmesbury campus is home to our global Research, Design and Development (RDD) centre and a base for many of our advanced engineering teams. It's also a global hub for Dyson's creative and support teams. In nearby Hullavington and Bristol, our artificial intelligence (AI), IT and automotive teams are developing next-generation technology.

Dyson is different. Our culture is unique. It's not for everyone, but if you thrive on challenge and are excited by change then it could be for you.

Click here if you'd like to learn more about opportunities in the UK and globally.

Dyson Reviews

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    Autonomy, good people, opportunities, good perks

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Dyson Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Dyson (Croydon, England) in March 2017.

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    it is not too bad experience. Well, it is easy one. I had made online test, video record interview and then call infor assessment center. I got some traditional test in the center like group test, individual test and tour in the company park. It is quite comfort environment. But anyway, I lost that chance.

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Dyson Awards & Accolades

  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Times, 2018
  • The Guardian UK 300: the most popular graduate employers for 2018/19, The Guardian, 2018
  • The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Times, 2017
  • The Guardian UK 300: the most popular graduate employers for 2017/18, The Guardian, 2017
  • Vendor of the Year, QStars Awards, 2014
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