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Dyson Reviews

Updated 19 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. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work. You make it what it is"

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

    Pros

    Varied work, time to learn, great colleagues

    Cons

    A lot of the best technical guys become managers and not very good managers - should stick to what they are good at.


  2. Helpful (15)

    "Exciting products but little support for people thus a high turnover. Inefficient commercial leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects

    Can build autonomy once you know the right people

    Lots of smart people in the organisation trying to make a difference for sustainability and diversity but there is a lack of executive engagement to build a future proofed and healthy organisation.

    Cons

    Highly political leadership that detracts from getting things done. The CCO often asks multiple people to do the same thing leading to inefficiencies. If you aren’t one of ‘his people’ there is no point in staying in his team

    Board and executive team are 100% male. Role models outside of a white male demographic are limited. Gender pay gap was swept under the carpet and women told that the company ‘hopes they will succeed’.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees to get the best from them. Have their backs and understand the challenges and pressures they are under and help them to understand your challenges.

    Reward good work and encourage people to develop and learn in an unstructured environment.

    Engage in sustainability and diversity conversations to build a stronger and better organisation.

    Ensure the right leadership is in place to deliver the new performance framework. It cannot be delivered if leadership don’t demonstrate the behaviours being asked of employees.

  3. "Graduate Electronics Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Electronics Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Graduate Electronics Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging everyday which pushes me to become a better engineer.

    Cons

    More facilities for leisure if possible

    Advice to Management

    Excellent personality and career development support


  4. "Exciting product focused R&D"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Great campus, exciting products, flexible working

    Cons

    only minor issues like staff discount is limited


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Average"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Hullavington, England
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Hullavington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy working environment, some that really know their fields. Free thinking if you’re in the right team on the right project.

    Cons

    Lack of direction, hr, lack of process due to fast growth of business. A lot of freeloaders who get away with it.

    Dyson Response

    20 Aug 2018 – Dyson Glassdoor Team

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We pride ourselves on employing exceptional people and we are pleased that these experts are being recognised. We do, however, also recognise that our... More


  6. Helpful (16)

    "IT in utter chaos with atrocious leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Casual work atmosphere with decent facilities and a nice campus.
    Employee events, although rare, are well funded and very enjoyable.
    Vast majority of staff are very friendly and all strive for success.

    Cons

    Little to no support for training and career growth
    Below average salaries and bonus scheme compared to market
    Practically no benefits worth mentioning
    Very low morale
    External brand reputation does not match internal disorganisation
    IT leadership utterly useless and out of touch with modern tech industry/ways of working
    Promotion prospects very much tied to length of tenure/friendship and not skills, outputs or success stories
    High turnover rate - less than one year

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring/promoting friends to leadership roles and heed the tough advice from staff!

    Dyson Response

    20 Aug 2018 – Dyson Glassdoor Team

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We recognise your concerns around progression and development and you will hopefully now be aware of our new performance approach which is designed to... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ok place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Huge company that everyone knows.

    Cons

    Lack of progression, or advancement

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun young inspiring team and enviroment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Lots of reaources, always encouraged to try new ideas.

    Cons

    HR department and strategy isn’t great

    Advice to Management

    Sort out HR


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good role, but company structure is far behind"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dyson Expert
    Former Employee - Dyson Expert
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dyson part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Salary
    Staff Benefits (Loan Machines, Staff Discount)
    Manageable Responsibilities
    Enjoyable Role

    Cons

    Fairly high staff turnover especially when I started
    Lack of face to face reviews or training with management
    Outdated or non-existent processes', especially for Experts
    Often too much responsibility given to management
    Lack of career progression
    Lack of recognition given to Experts when they should be

    Advice to Management

    Take the advice from Experts on how to improve specific process, mainly IT related.
    Listen to experts wherever you can, they know what works best after talking to the customers


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great start to a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Advanced Design Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The design and engineering is varied and top-notch. ALWAYS things to learn and different aspects to get involved with.

    - International opportunities if you push for them

    - Middle/Senior management, in my experience, are open to new ideas and are more clued in than many probably think they are.

    - Work/life balance is excellent

    - Working environment is great; resources excellent

    - Colleagues are amazing

    Cons

    - Malmesbury is just not suitable for a company like this, especially if you want to hire the people who can push the technology further. Not somewhere I want to be working forever.

    - Promotion/compensation policies seem mysterious; "transparency" is more like translucency. A self proclaimed 'global force' which doesn't pay competitively globally or, to an extent, locally.

    - HR are a disaster

    Advice to Management

    Cool it with the message that Dyson is a 'big start-up' - nobody's agreeing and the sooner you admit it's a big company with big company rules and policies, the easier we can all make it work. If we wanted to be at a start-up, we would.


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