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Updated Jan 10, 2022

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Pros
  • "Friendly people and nice working environment(in 83 reviews)

  • "Some great people to work with in my department(in 73 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Chaotic in its management, heavy workloads and strange policies for digital-based work from home practices(in 69 reviews)

  • "Overtime workload work life balance(in 66 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fast moving and energetic place to work

      Nov 10, 2021 - Creative Director in Gloucester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great talent, good support, great products/projects

      Cons

      Large company that means its harder to make changes quickly

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      I grew up here, but it's changed alot

      Jan 6, 2022 - Lead Technical Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It can be an adventure. We're encouraged to try things nobody else would even consider and possibly pull them off. You learn alot.

      Cons

      The values have changed. We've got our eye on competitors with the intention to beat them, rather than simply make good products. The people are encouraged to focus on themselves and teams performance rather than considering those around them. They're loosing trust.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Still an awesome place to work

      Jan 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great progression Belief within their staff Amazing colleagues The people make it Brilliant benefits

      Cons

      No flexible working A perceived lack of care towards staff well-being

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jan 4, 2022 - Head of electronics in Malmesbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Plenty of very interesting work, high quality product development with a very high grade of test and development equipment and labs. Highly competent engineering teams to work with. Very pleasant working environment with easy access from the M4.

      Cons

      Relatively inflexible working practises mean that work must be performed on-site even where it could as effectively be performed from home.

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great site and people

      Dec 28, 2021 - Senior Electronics Engineer in Malmesbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I really enjoy working at Dyson because there's always something new happening. The site is beautiful and there are lots of interesting people. Work can be very hectic sometimes but if you like the tight deadlines and fast-paced projects then it's great.

      Cons

      The security is really tight and it can sometimes be a hindrance. The work from home policy is a bit rubbish, and you feel like HR is constantly monitoring when you come to work and when you leave etc. The flexitime should be simple and at your manager's discretion really.

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      How to lose your workforce in 2 years

      Jan 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      I am genuinely saddened to witness the decline in this company over the last 2 years. It has gone from a place of excitement and inspiration to a place that seems to sap joy from you as soon as you walk in the door. My team and manager were the only pros but unfortunately they have also left or are leaving.

      Cons

      Unfortunately as you will see from other reviews, the real start of this decline came from Dyson's reaction to the pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, workers were able to have agreements with their managers that allowed them to work flexibly. This unofficial working from home took place globally and dyson went from strength to strength, however James Dyson appears to not have known this was going on. Apparently he believes that you can only be effectively working if you are sat at your desk 5 days a week because in an office there is 'collaboration'. Anyone not in the office is then threatened with disciplinaries. This shows a great lack of understanding of the world we currently live in and how teams work effectively. The majority of teams at Dyson work in multiple countries, communicating effectively on Microsoft Teams with people they have never met in person. Please explain how being in a Dyson office 5 days a week would aid with this communication. If they asked (which they haven't), they would likely find that most people do want to spend some, most or all of their week in a office location but everyone would like to be valued and trusted enough to make those choices with the support of their managers. Employees are not necessarily asking for anything new with regards to flexible working, they are asking to go back to how it was pre-pandemic. The decisions over the past 2 years are really starting to show. Over half of the team I work with have either left in the last month, are serving their notice or are off sick due to stress. This is not just down to lack of flexible working but also the general disrespect Dyson shows to employees. External recruiters are well aware what is going on at Dyson and are using it as an excellent opportunity to steal talent. On the flip side, recruiting into Dyson is almost impossible. Surely Roland and James have been made aware of this? The CPO Laura says she wants to listen but listening sessions with People team are cancelled/rearranged multiple times and listening only works if you actually act upon the information you are given. There is also a lack of respect for her own team - making decisions without consulting SMEs shows lack of trust and understanding. The turnover of employees in HR in the last year has been phenomenal. Is anyone questioning why this is?

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      48 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Last year was bad and its only getting worse!

      Jan 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Malmesbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Free food and coffee was introduced in September 2021. It was a pre cursor to the mandatory on site attendance (see below) and whilst the food is pretty sub standard...most it is free - Loads of car parking space for those that drive. If you dont, there is a coach from Bristol or Swindon that leaves as the sun rises - Helipad at the back if you own a helicopter too - The engineers working on new products are smart girls and guys and it can be a great experience to see a product from inception to delivery

      Cons

      - Dyson is falling apart from the top downwards. The decisions/statements from James regarding flexibility for employees is well documented. Roland as CEO has been an awful appointment. Zero personal skills or charisma and speaks like he has little to no care for employees. Outside of having an exceptionally white shirt all the time, he has nothing impressive or inspiring about him. - No strategy just relying on the good old Dyson name. Those in the know are aware of new product delays, issues with logistics and increasing competition. Things that most employees cant control but are blamed regardless - Leadership is layered with people who have been at Dyson for 10+ years and literally following a set type. White, middle aged men who often believe their job title because it has 'Director' in it they know everything and wont mind bullying and suppressing people along the way. Unless you are a graduate... - Graduates are seen are the saviour to everything despite coming into Dyson with minimal experience. Flocks of experienced employees are leaving, arent being replaced and Grads are promoted into levels they cant manage, have no experience and only know the 'Dyson way'. Which for the record isnt a good 'way' to follow. - Zero flexibility despite what Dyson will say. All of the return to campus stuff has been documented but working from home does not exist here - Employees are quite literally leaving in their hundreds. The main catalyst has been the lack of flexibility and the forced attendance on campus. What Dyson ignore/forget/dont realise or appreciate is many people had pre-existing arrangements to flexibility when they joined Dyson, pre-COVID. These were removed which has added so much disruption to peoples lives at a time when we are going through a global pandemic. The decisioning and communications from HR and Leadership have been unforgivably bad - HR is getting strangled by management/James over employee retention, flexibility and are being forced to quite literally monitor people who do or do not swipe their access badges on site. I cant really blame HR as they are following orders, but the impact on employee morale due to this has been crushing - Huge blame culture across some teams. And those teams are often led by the aforementioned Director level types who only really know how to survive and stand on others at Dyson to get promoted to lead a team - Too much focus on shiny stuff and forgetting the important things that will drive Dyon forward. Communications from James have been limited to him talking about his new book (employees had the option to buy that for slightly more than you could on a big ecommerce retailer). Website is buggy, terrible to buy from but James announces a new virtual reality experience to save the day...which it wont of course as the number of people who use VR is only marginally more than those that use the helipad at Dyson. Waste of time and effort

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      51 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Exciting place to work but understaffed

      Dec 31, 2021 - Engineer in Malmesbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good investment in research Freedom to take risks

      Cons

      Poor management structure Understaffed to achieve goals

      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good on-site facilities

      Dec 21, 2021 - Senior Business Analyst Consultant in Malmesbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great on-site facilities Great location (for me)

      Cons

      No flexibility in working from home/office Seems to run on chaos/ no vision on where they are going Low pay and minimal pension contributions

      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Professional Workspace

      Dec 23, 2021 - Content Designer in Malmesbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      • Professional • Good Salaries • Structure • Top Class Talent & Skills • World class level of design • Perks are incredible • Free food/lunches every day

      Cons

      • Slow moving work pace, with every department chipping in to slow some processes down

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