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Updated 16 July 2018
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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)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great People, great products, great technology.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making bold decisions.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Things were improving, but now they are getting worse"

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    Current Employee - Research in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Research in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of really great people and a few really nice teams to work in scattered around

    Cons

    Low/mid level management is usually pretty good, upper seems to be making more terrible decisions recently

    Compensation/perks/support used to be borderline ok but was improving, now everything's getting worse for some reason

    Advice to Management

    Your best people are being driven away and who knows how many opportunities are being missed while you apparently chase short term savings. The issues come from the top, is it worth whatever you are trying to do? Are you actually as good at your job as you think you are?

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive, team-focused & enabling"

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    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Bristol, England
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management are really friendly, very supportive and the work/life balance is spot-on

    Cons

    Location is a bit far from anything.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "It could have been so good"

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    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


  5. "Progression and Opportunities at Dyson"

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    Current Employee - Expert in Newcastle, England
    Current Employee - Expert in Newcastle, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very helpful with development, encourage internal progression, recognition of achievements, ever-changing and exciting company

    Cons

    Difficult to access full bonus at times (but being made easier progressively), most difficulties are found with the retailer that you are based in and no matter how much support this is very difficult to overcome

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that there is enough management cover to support the colleagues, this hasn't been the case recently and issues have started to arise within the region


  6. "Corporate bullying at it's finest."

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    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.


  7. Helpful (17)

    "Horrific"

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    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

  8. Helpful (8)

    "It has it's problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have listed many cons but paradoxically enjoy working at Dyson, it is fundamentally flawed but i work in a great team with a sensible and decent manager.

    Good salary
    Training opportunities
    Convenient commute
    It's seldom dull!

    Cons

    Investment is all in the product and engineering and the back office teams receive very little in the scheme of things.

    Inefficiently run, money is haemorrhaged through poor investments (new people system) and mistakes do not appear to be learned from

    Poorly designed buildings.

    Poor management in a lot of areas, could stand with replacing alot of the chaff.

    Lack of coherent processes, largely because Dyson has expanded at a dramatic rate and processes were not designed to cater for this - what works for a place of of 250 staff doesn't work for 10,000!

    RDD feel they should be exempt from any processes and be allowed to do whatever they like.

    Reduction to staff discount

    Inadequate gym

    The EV

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the crap staff that you know exist - particularly in management
    Don't be so RDD focused at the expense of the rest of the company
    Give us our discount back
    Stop the EV and invest in products and technology that will actually turn a profit and don't risk breaking the bank


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Field based sales role"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent rate of pay. Good bonus scheme. Excellent support system with others in the same role due to whatsapp/iMessage groups.
    Contact with senior management.

    Cons

    Many opportunities only offered to the same select group of people time and time again.
    Extremely hard to find information and resources to help progress into different sections of the business.
    Targets sometimes wildly unachievable, meaning bonus isn't paid due to over enthusiastic forecast.

    Advice to Management

    Alter bonus structure so bonus is paid twice per year to account for different sales climates.
    A platform for employees to access information on different roles within the company and the skills required in order to progress would be extremely valued.


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Hilarious "investment" in people"

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    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.


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