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Dyson Reviews

Updated 21 January 2019
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Pros
  • "The leadership encourage and are very supportive of flexible working arrangements and work life balance" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Great products, great company, independence" (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management reward suck-ups rather than good work" (in 26 reviews)

  • "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" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (9)

    "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. "Sales Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malmesbury, England
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dyson full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic products, fast paced, great culture with ever changing challenges

    Cons

    Commuting to head office is difficult

    Advice to Management

    Keep going!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "A good challenge but frustrating"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, varied.
    Degree of flexibility in working hours.
    Challenging (in a good way)
    Clear technical/management career pathways for engineering functions
    New CEO making positive changes

    Cons

    Decision making process very slow and tortuous. Often contradictory.
    Promotions/pay rise processes still quite opaque once you delve beneath the surface (for line managers and staff alike).
    Zero salary transparency
    Constant structural reorganization - definite growing pains as processes/infrastructure cant keep up with headcount growth

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions and stick by them for more than 6months


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A marmite place to work"

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

    I worked at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Very innovative, fast paced, global outlook, good name for the CV, there are some great and very talented individuals working in the business

    Cons

    Culturally challenging, not collegiate, support functions are made to feel very much like they are ancillary to the technical teams, fast paced due to poor planning, and pretty aggressive in approach


  5. "Expert"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dyson part-time

    Pros

    Freedom to express yourself and grow

    Cons

    Working alone sometimes can be tiring


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Being an Engineer at Dyson"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    A good place to learn the ropes of product development in the first few years of your career, as the resources, equipment and training are all good.
    Workshops with access to almost every type of prototyping tech imaginable.
    You use NX for CAD which is pretty powerful
    Not often expected to work late

    Cons

    The work can be very boring since so many people work on each product, you might be only working on one small sub assembly for an entire year.
    You are required to become a specialist in a very small area of the development of a particular type of product, which then makes it hard to move teams or projects - because now you’re a specialist they want to keep you where you are!
    They use software called Teamcenter for PLM which is an absolute nightmare. Hours of your day are spent wrestling with it, trying to get documents signed off or CAD files checked out so you can actually work on them.
    Time spent on Teamcenter only increases with seniority as well, so progressing to a management role means spending a LOT of time on Teamcenter signing off documents etc (if it actually works, speaking to I.T. if not)
    The people that progress quickest from graduates to seniors tend to be those that make themselves the most visible and brown-nose the right people, and not necessarily those doing the best work.


  7. "Great diverse culture with autonomy and freedom for ideas"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    High level of autonomy and trust
    Empowered to drive and realise your ideas
    Great canteen facilities
    Opportunity

    Cons

    Little commute
    Hot desking in the truest form can be hard for some to adapt

  8. "A exciting and dynamic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

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

    Pros

    Creative, exciting, challenging and constantly changing workplace

    Cons

    Can take a while to get to work


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    The Dyson Brand - JD
    Employee discount & benefits
    Canteen food

    Cons

    Dishonest and untrustworthy people - watch your back.
    Playground bullying / politics.
    Manager couldn’t do their job brought me in to clear the decks for them. (Everything was put in a file and left for 6months approx.) After doing really well, I was told to leave at my probation. I had every evidence to prove my performance and completion list was good. I was merely brought in to help do my managers work load, shocking! So sad as JD has done a great job of building this empire to employ people and yet it is the internal people that are letting him down!

    Advice to Management

    Replace internal team management who have been there a long time. The company has advanced so much they either can’t cope or don’t want to do the work and put everything in a folder to be left... Also hire and train local people many people here are from London and date day it bringing the London vibe here... Seen better on the apprentice!


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Don't bother"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    a fitty on reception some times

    Cons

    horrific management , and no leadership

    Advice to Management

    give up and become used car salesman