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Updated 10 September 2018
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  • "The leadership encourage and are very supportive of flexible working arrangements and work life balance" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Customer focused, great products & a positive plan" (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Graduate Electronics Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging everyday which pushes me to become a better engineer.

    Cons

    More facilities for leisure if possible

    Advice to Management

    Excellent personality and career development support


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Average"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Hullavington, England
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Hullavington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy working environment, some that really know their fields. Free thinking if you’re in the right team on the right project.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, hr, lack of process due to fast growth of business. A lot of freeloaders who get away with it.

    Dyson Response

    20 Aug 2018 – Dyson Glassdoor Team

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We pride ourselves on employing exceptional people and we are pleased that these experts are being recognised. We do, however, also recognise that our... More

  3. Helpful (16)

    "IT in utter chaos with atrocious leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Casual work atmosphere with decent facilities and a nice campus.
    Employee events, although rare, are well funded and very enjoyable.
    Vast majority of staff are very friendly and all strive for success.

    Cons

    Little to no support for training and career growth
    Below average salaries and bonus scheme compared to market
    Practically no benefits worth mentioning
    Very low morale
    External brand reputation does not match internal disorganisation
    IT leadership utterly useless and out of touch with modern tech industry/ways of working
    Promotion prospects very much tied to length of tenure/friendship and not skills, outputs or success stories
    High turnover rate - less than one year

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring/promoting friends to leadership roles and heed the tough advice from staff!

    Dyson Response

    20 Aug 2018 – Dyson Glassdoor Team

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We recognise your concerns around progression and development and you will hopefully now be aware of our new performance approach which is designed to... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great start to a career"

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    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The design and engineering is varied and top-notch. ALWAYS things to learn and different aspects to get involved with.

    - International opportunities if you push for them

    - Middle/Senior management, in my experience, are open to new ideas and are more clued in than many probably think they are.

    - Work/life balance is excellent

    - Working environment is great; resources excellent

    - Colleagues are amazing

    Cons

    - Malmesbury is just not suitable for a company like this, especially if you want to hire the people who can push the technology further. Not somewhere I want to be working forever.

    - Promotion/compensation policies seem mysterious; "transparency" is more like translucency. A self proclaimed 'global force' which doesn't pay competitively globally or, to an extent, locally.

    - HR are a disaster

    Advice to Management

    Cool it with the message that Dyson is a 'big start-up' - nobody's agreeing and the sooner you admit it's a big company with big company rules and policies, the easier we can all make it work. If we wanted to be at a start-up, we would.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Bad adventure"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hullavington, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hullavington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sorry guys, I have no idea. This might be a problem, isn't it?

    Cons

    Toxic culture

    Induction staring with telling you how the company can sue you.

    Is it normal, guys? Why are you not nice?

    Advice to Management

    Be nice. Its free.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fast, challenging, rewarding."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dursley, England
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Dursley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good managers (my experience at least), constant learning curve.

    Cons

    Changing priorities and lack of human resource make it very hard to complete a task the way you’d really like to have done.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the recent series of cutting back on staff benefits - there’s been a lot in a short space of time.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "It could have been so good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Working Spaces
    - Genuinely fantastic people
    - Disruptive Technology

    Cons

    - Outdated Exec Team
    - Terrible middle management
    - No investment in staff development
    - Work / Life Balance - I am the most stressed I have ever been, while others in my team get away with doing next to nothing.
    - Lack of Systems / Processes
    - Location
    - REWARD - I have no idea where the "Reward" team gets there salary data from, but salaries are so low it is almost laughable.
    - Redundancies
    - Lack of Progression - Very discriminatory. If you have a tremendously middle class name, went to the right University and suck up to the right people, you will be fast-tracked into a "Leadership" role regardless of competence. But if you come from more humble beginnings and have worked your way up the hard way you will stagnate at "Engineer" level and watch those less capable be placed on pedestals.

    Advice to Management

    - Undertake a full, comprehensive study of salaries, particularly in Engineering. DO THIS NOW, don't say it is on the horizon and then stall for another 12 months.
    - Invest in systems / processes.
    - Reward those who actually deserve it.
    - Focus more on people than lining pockets

    Dyson Response

    18 Jul 2018 – Dyson Glassdoor Team

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. As you know, we are ambitious when it comes to our technologies and it is the ‘fantastic people’ you mention that will help us achieve them. Everyone has a role... More

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Corporate bullying at it's finest."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience can be gained from working in RDD. Good food in the Dyson Cafe. Nice location in Malmesbury.

    Cons

    Corrupt management in RDD. Prepare to work your backside off while your line manager, and his/her group of friends, who they have all helped get jobs at Dyson, sit on their backsides drinking coffee and eating cake. You will discover something important and they will take the credit. They disappear a lot at the expense of the company. God forbid if you complain to your line manager or they will find a way to have you sacked. As many people over the years have discovered. I suspect Sir James Dyson is unaware of the bad Apples he has running his RDD department. Great man and a great company that has been infiltrated by some truly awful and wicked people.

    Advice to Management

    That advice would be to Sir James Dyson himself. Investigate RDD for bullying and corruption.

    Dyson Response

    18 Jul 2018 – Dyson Glassdoor Team

    Thank you for your review. We take any breaches of our Code seriously: if you have concerns, I urge you to contact confidentialinfo@dyson.com, so that they can be investigated. Your email will be... More


  9. Helpful (23)

    "Horrific"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are exit doors, that are not locked

    Cons

    Terrible leadership in research, staff are leaving so fast the team I was in lost nearly 50% over the last year.

    Advice to Management

    Leave you have never been anything but yes men for James and never worked anywhere else, I advise no-one to go near the place


  10. Helpful (22)

    "Hilarious "investment" in people"

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    • 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.