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Dyson Reviews

Updated 21 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. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Land of opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked for dyson for 10 years and had a huge amount of opportunities given to me. I embraced all of them and progressed massively in my career. I loved almost every minute of it.

    Cons

    Very competitive environment, a vast number of high achievers makes it difficult to stand out and you could feel over-looked. HR is there to protect the organisation and not to support the staff.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for career progression but horrendous culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to do so much! In all of my roles in Dyson I felt extremly lucky to have worked on excellent projects with some really talented people. People really do make that place! If youre in the right team, everything great! Great brand on your CV, plus the products are really exciting even though they are just vacuum cleaners, hair dryers etc...

    Cons

    Lack of transparency
    -Lack of empathy
    -Someone pulled the strings for certain employees in the business (only conclusion I can come to!) despite the fact those employees were causing others distress, being disrespectful, and no one did anything about it, inc HR and SLT
    -Lack of work/life balance - its the norm to work 60 hrs a week in certain teams and its frowned up on if you dont respond to emails at 11pm
    -a few cocky loud voices in the team (favourites becase they shout louder) make it harder for the others to progress

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to praise people. Sometimes a simple thank you is enough...
    -Be transparent with people, if you are sacking someone be honest about it, dont do it and go silent forever, people arent stupid to not notice whats happening
    -reward people with words, bonuses, salary increases, better discounts, better flexibility hours
    -trust your people, in return they will deliver far more
    -appreciate people, dont treat them like they are so easy to replace, dont make them feel worthless

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work, but can fall short on the smaller things that keep people happy."

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    Current Employee - Technician in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Technician in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative company that has always been bold in taking risks and is not afraid of venturing into new technologies and making headlines. Brexit views aside of course, James himself is an admirable figure who emulates this culture. The infrastructure feels more like a campus than an office building, with the Dyson university campus, cafes, sports centre which creates a dynamic atmosphere. Work is often fast paced, rewarding and varied. Earlier finish on the Friday is greatly welcomed. Sports centre is fantastic, with free gym membership, sports and classes with amazing staff. Agile/Flexi working is available, which is a modern approach.

    Cons

    Recognising great work and promoting the right people. Not enough fight to keep their best assets. Business is constantly boasting fantastic numbers, yet the business is not paying a lot of employees enough compared to other firms.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep the to the Dyson principles. Recognise the best employees and do more to keep them happy.


  4. "Expert"

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    Current Employee - Expert
    Current Employee - Expert
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chance to travel, diffrent to a normal retail job

    Cons

    Very sales based, difficult job to do

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bonus schemes and let the product sell because it’s a good one


  5. "Accounts Payable Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Dyson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Expanding constantly and opening lots of opportunities to get involved with projects.

    Cons

    Very chaotic environment and has been described a bit like marmite


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Talent Acquisition Partner"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Partner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy in your role
    Strong brand reputation
    Lots of interactions with business leaders
    Passionate & hardworking people
    Pay is competitive

    Cons

    Broken processes
    Location - 30/40 mins from central towns like Bath, Bristol
    Lots of business change
    Operates like a start up company, but in fact it's a global machine

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and make more effort to look after your people.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Expect frustration"

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    Former Employee - Cyber Security in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Cyber Security in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dyson full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff discount and the gym.

    Cons

    The middle management are there on time served rather than any form of merit. They block the escalation of actual issues that need addressing at a higher level and spend their time creating nice PowerPoint presentations to show the senior mgmt that everything is hunky-dory instead of the truth. I suspect many of them got a job there when it still a small company and now have no clue as to how a global company should operate.
    There is also a VIP culture there and the same middle mgmt hold the senior mgmt in such reverence that you're often told not to say something as so and so is a VIP.

    Advice to Management

    To senior management, I'd say set aside time to adopt a real open door policy to hear from the coal face.
    Value your support staff. There is a common feeling of being a necessary evil if you don't make things that whizz or pop.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Appalling Culture"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced, on-the-job learning, global technology leader in the South West of the UK

    Cons

    No job security due to frequent sackings, with no communication to inform the remaining team that person has left the business. Expectation of 70 hour weeks and no work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing people. Reward your employees. Say 'thank you' or 'well done' once in a while.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Expert"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Staff discount was a nice addition - however it is considerably reduced now.

    Cons

    clueless mangement, very archaic training and development opportunities


  10. "It is what you make of it"

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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

    Pros

    good level of autonomous working, lovely people to work with, great food

    Cons

    the commute gets a bit tedious but it's relatively short


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