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Dyson Engineer Reviews

Updated 29 January 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance is great, very results driven (in 19 reviews)

  • Customer focused, great products & a positive plan (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management need to listen to their teams and do something about it (in 19 reviews)

  • A lot of middle management screams of being promoted out of "last man standing"attitude as well as speed of growth (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great company - relaxed atmosphere, but thriving with innovation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic company - world-leading resources and facilities, good salary/bonus packages and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Quite a high turnover rate (~ 2-3 years av.) meaning knowledge can sometimes get lost with the departure of engineers. Remote location - about 1 hr drive from Bristol (each way).


  2. Helpful (21)

    "People at the centre... Apparently"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people
    Some good office space (some terrible office space as well)
    Alright food on campus
    Sport facilities on campus

    Cons

    We're wasting billions trying to build an electric car
    Pay is low
    HR department or anything to do with people is awful. Not in anyway transparent as they want to get away with everything they can. They have done a terrible job especially in the last 1-2 year's -need serious change!
    CEO has just changed and the message to everyone stayed exactly the same (people are at the centre of everything we do - we've said that for 5 years and it's less true today than it was then)
    In Engineering there are the old guard who have never worked at another company running everything. Very hard to break through, low pay because most of these managers are not ambitious and are happy on their nothing salaries. As we rarely bring anybody in with any experience it doesn't challenge them and we don't need to spend money on talent just hire 1000 grads and wait for the majority to quit. (in commercial they have hired lots of talent which means the salaries have been driven up)
    Business decision get made for unexplained reasons and years of people's work get thrown away. This is happening more and more as there is little cash to spend as we waste it all on a car.
    Profit is sky high and we get a measly bonus of 6% (you can get 6.5% if you work really hard!!!!!!)
    Everybody held back by old processes
    It's in the middle of nowhere
    Traffic is terrible
    Parking is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Shake up engineering as it has become stale
    Buy in some top talent
    Actually make true on your promise and invest in people
    Stop wasting money on stupid projects
    Pay engineers more
    Do something with HR


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Underpaid & stalled progression"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Young environment, opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Pay and promotion structure. Commute.


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  5. "Good place to get some experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere, good on site facilities and perks.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, no realistic timelines.

    Advice to Management

    Think about promoting more engineers and fewer slick sales types.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Agree a good salary before starting - it won't be increasing"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Dyson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    NPI is fun, interesting, engaging.

    Cons

    Compared to NPI, NPD electronics is depressing, poor team dynamics. I have been here 3 years, getting good feedback, been put forward for a promotion twice and each time it gets declined due to "budget". The multi-billion company can't afford to give me a 3.5k rise?!

    Advice to Management

    This is why employees leave before 2-3 years. If you want to keep them, you might want to try giving promotions instead of taking the mick!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Not a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dyson (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company vehicle, tools, workwear, pension.

    Cons

    As a Field Engineer, the early days were quite good 2000 - 2013. From 2014, the emphasis was on solving customer's issues with excellent service. From 2014 the role (in my opinion) became more focussed on selling. As a result, the job became more pressured, longer hours, more stress and the threat of disciplinary action if sales targets were not attained.

    Advice to Management

    This would be a pointless exercise.


  8. "Marmite workplace, but highly rewarding"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Lead in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Engineering Lead in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, exciting, challenging, R&D Focus

    Cons

    Conflicting direction and average pay

    Advice to Management

    Empower your reports and trust them to define and own their direction choices....coach, guide and support. Avoid top down direction and weed out micro-management. Assess your middle managers in RDD for their ability to be good managers, not just technical authorities (they both matter!)


  9. "Hard work, but worth it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a great community atmosphere in the office and the resources to design and build on ideas is incredible. Very few negative people, it's a very positive atmosphere. No engineering dinosaurs!

    Cons

    The bar is high and the work is hard, deadlines are very fast. Can also be frustrating at times with projects that don't come through, but you're always learning!

    Advice to Management

    Engage more and better define career opportunities to help retain young workforce.


  10. "Senior Research Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, Nice environment

    Cons

    Low Salary range and bad Location only


  11. Helpful (12)

    "Full of bullies and blaggers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dyson full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    On site gym, flexible working hours, on job training

    Cons

    Many of the management team have been at the company 20 years +, they have filled these managements positions due to the time working there and not that they're competent with people (many are technically skilled but have moved onto management positions). The human resources team were no better, I was made to feel like a gear in a cog, that was easily replaceable. I tried for over 2 years to get my salary recognised to the industry average, and I was given all manner of excuses (including my competency) This all led to me leaving the company with mental health issues, as I began questioning my self daily as I had no recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Start evaluating your staff and your selves. What competencys do you have? What of your staff are good at talking to people? Ultimately this is all easy stuff to do, and theres lots of literature out there on how to manage and recognises staff. So why is it not being done?