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Dyson CEO Jim Rowan
Jim Rowan
139 Ratings
Pros
  • "The leadership encourage and are very supportive of flexible working arrangements and work life balance(in 24 reviews)

  • "Good working environment, good benefits(in 34 reviews)

Cons
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (15)

    "Land of opportunity"

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

    I worked at Dyson full-time for 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.

    Dyson2018-09-04
  2. "Great j"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    fun team. lots of interesting challenges. beautiful surrounding countryside.

    Cons

    It would be nice to be closer to the city.

    Dyson2019-04-08
  3. "Customer Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company culture, amazing center to work in.

    Cons

    Pay quite unimpressive for the job.

    Dyson2019-04-11
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Meritocratic"

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dyson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of potential to grow and promotions based on merit rather than time at company

    Cons

    Increasingly focused on quantity over quality with products, but some interesting new areas

    Dyson2019-04-05
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Retail Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dyson full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic Brand - Amazing Head office. Career Development possible

    Cons

    Career development only possible if your face fits. Pay is genuinely poor compared to competitors Long hours expected.

    Dyson2019-03-27
  6. Helpful (2)

    "A game of two half’s"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Money rich organisation, no lack of resources other than space and time!

    Cons

    Lack of process, a ‘cold war’ between some departments and teams results in less meaningful collaboration between them. Questionable accountability

    Advice to Management

    Clarify accountabilities at differing stages of development and different functions (e.g tech dev, test, research, reliability, quality & design team). Doesn’t need to be a hard and fast process but at least agreed upon at the start of each milestone

    Dyson2019-03-22
  7. Helpful (13)

    "A culture of bullying and redundancies"

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    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products, great campus, that's it

    Cons

    HR are inadequately experienced to deal with anything. The CIO is about as slack as wet spaghetti - never in, just like the rest of the leadership team. We're told that culture needs to change but yet they just off-shored everyone in line with the Singapore move. There was never any intention of improvement, it was solely down to cost - all at the risk of destroying what reputation the IT, Finance and other departments...

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    Advice to Management

    Start by laying off high level execs, the CIO, then the IT Directors and heads ofs. Start from scratch picking people from companies that have a good history of staff engagement and retention. The above are severely limiting the technology bandwidth in Dyson and are often reactive with no idea how to plan for new products. The tech is crumbling in the background and no one wants to take charge and update it, they're...

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    Dyson2019-04-05
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Niche way of working"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Dyson

      Pros

      Teams are friendly Staff benefits are there Nice location Good walking routes It's a good culture from those you work closely with, but not necessarily from management

      Cons

      New starter training was there, but breaking in to the role was non existent and not planned out It is not the right company for personal progression. Dyson are very niche in the way they work, which is fine if you wish to progress there for a number of years, but I do not necessarily believe skills and ways of working are similar or transferrable to other companies. Teams are quite thin on the ground There is little...

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      Dyson2019-02-27
    • Helpful (21)

      "Do not look after talent"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Dyson full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Cafe. Interesting and varied work. Dyson is a great success story but -

      Cons

      Dyson have been paring back staff reward for years in order to control total staff cost. First they removed performance related pay rises and gave a higher bonus. Saving the company a fortune but hitting staff salary progression. Then they froze promotions. Saving the company a fortune but hitting staff salary progression. Then they decided that they had better look like they care about staff reward, so introduced...

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      Advice to Management

      Recognise the pillars in teams... The 10% of the staff providing or orchestrating 90% of the added value. Don't have distributions and such strict monetary boundaries to staff reward. If staff are performing, reward them. If they are all performing great, reward all of them! If a whole team is performing poorly, reward none of them. Pay the staff what they deserve and they will respond with loyalty and higher performance...

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      Dyson2019-03-25
    • Helpful (10)

      "Motor drives engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Dyson full-time

      Pros

      The exit doors, are not locked

      Cons

      Very bad IT team. Senior management reward suck-ups rather than good work.

      Dyson2019-04-01
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