Dyson Engineer Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Dyson Engineer Reviews

Updated 19 June 2018
79 reviews

Filter

Filter

Engineer

3.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Dyson CEO Jim Rowan
Jim Rowan
7 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Good working environment and good benefits" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is great, very results driven" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some senior management are good engineers but poor people managers" (in 22 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)

More Pros and Cons

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (2)

    "Hilarious "investment" in people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No bad spaces (when they're are built)

    Cons

    The new CEO has been banging on about investment in people ever since he took office, emailed earlier in the year about how the low salaries at Dyson would be market adjusted. Hilariously he announced that market adjustment yesterday (be reading off a boring script - Cheers Jim, really showing that passion) and it means 600 (about 5%) people have had a tiny adjustment. These people are probably all the dinosaurs who run the engineering teams, being promoted over purely time served and being horrible people managers so everybody leaves below them. Overall so disappointing to see!

    Seriously everybody is leaving here due to low salary and bad people management. If you're a young engineer then don't believe the hype join somewhere where you will be allowed to progress.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously look after your young engineers, everybody knows how under paid we are and most of us are looking at moving on. Get rid of the middle management who are there on time served and let some of the young talent shine before you lose them all.

    Actually follow through on your promises and invest in people.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great for your CV, terrible for everything else"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on your CV when you inevitably get sick of it and look elsewhere

    Cons

    Managers actively try to restrict you from progressing up through the company.
    If you shout about doing work rather than doing it you're promoted.
    Pay is completely random, people that are promoted are still paid less than people at lower levels, although this isn't acknowledged by managers.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise good work and promote good people, otherwise people are going to keep leaving.
    Pay people according to their level/experience and not randomly.
    Sack the dinosaur middle managers that are driving the talent out of the company.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Ok-ish"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Good training budget
    Good choice of food in the canteens (if you don't mind waiting)

    Cons

    The bulk of Engineers at Dyson work in what I can only describe as a factory farm; a huge, often cold, warehouse of people. Although fairly friendly it can often feel very impersonal.

    As many other reviewers have mentioned, there are a few seemingly trivial things which make a huge difference to day-to-day - the main one is the atrocious lack of parking. I still cannot fathom how a company so 'innovative' can forget that by hiring tens of new people every single week, these people may need to somehow get to work. If you happen to arrive at the office after 9.30 or so you may find yourself having to park 15 a minute walk away, and pay for the privilege! Likewise with the canteens; the queues are often huge.

    Many of Dyson's IT systems feel like they've evolved slowly over the last 25 years and are held together by sticky tape and hope. Not trusting your staff to install software on their own laptop leads to delays, and the fact that every team within Dyson appears to use a completely different tool for many things leads to huge inefficiency.

    Oh, and Dyson seem obsessed by requirements, which is odd as the management for these requirements is a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Cutting the staff discount seems a very petty move considering the cash the company is apparently making. If you're going to invest so much in building shiny glass buildings, was this really necessary?

    Windows 7 and Office 2010 is not state-of-the-art. Invest in your IT!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Greed at Employers Expence"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Rochester, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Rochester, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dyson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nice new buildings anf a cafe thats it really

    Cons

    , The company specialises in selling THEN this so call car, a great company now gone as current companies are going to the wall this company cannot survive without selling and the misery its brought

    Advice to Management

    Quit , stop dismantaling it for your own gain especially one of the best Field Services this country has known Think of other peoples wellbeing


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Underpaid & stalled progression"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to get some experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (6)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not a good experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Marmite workplace, but highly rewarding"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!)