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Dyson Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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Pros
  • Can have more family time, this is work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Customer focused, great products & a positive plan (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management need to listen to their teams and do something about it (in 18 reviews)

  • Middle management not the most competent- many "years of service" style promotions (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "The Google of the UK!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recently trialing 100% flexi-time and agile-working - it's impossible to be late for work!
    Engineering managers seem to genuinely care about your career progression.
    Great work social life - it's like being at a big university (average age about 27) with generous paid holidays.

    Cons

    Pay is JUST about competitive, but not overly generous. The work you do is interesting though and there is a yearly bonus. There is a retention issue where as soon as someone gains decent skills they head for greener, and more lucrative, pastures.
    Location in the middle of the rural countryside can make commuting difficult unless you live nearby.
    There is a big difference in the speed of your career progression depending on your department (NPD or NPI if you're an engineer) with those in NPI averaging more promotions per person than those in NPD despite the same amount of time having worked here.

    Advice to Management

    As an engineer, there is a disparity in the RDD department between NPI and NPD in terms of how quickly one progresses. You are far more likely to be promoted faster in NPI than you are in NPD and everybody knows this (and they wonder why everyone is leaving to go into NPI). You also get a bit more exposure and perks there.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "There is one water cooler between about 800 people"

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

    Pros

    I need to write 20 words in this section, the only thing I have to say is that they need more water coolers

    Cons

    There is one water cooler in the whole of RDD, which is behind a security door requiring finger print scanner access. It's been about 3 months. Apparently James Dyson doesn't like water coolers. GET MORE WATER COOLERS

    Advice to Management

    Get more water coolers


  3. Helpful (3)

    "nice place - low pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Content Editor in Malmesbury, England
    Former Employee - Digital Content Editor in Malmesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a nice environment with a relaxed atmosphere and casual dress code, there are usually opportunities to progress as they often promote from within, very good facilities

    Cons

    Head office is in the middle of nowhere, and the pay is low compared to most. Car parking is a nightmare and full of lots of people thinking they are important because their job title involves the word manager.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out the following:

    Head office is in the middle of nowhere, and the pay is low compared to most. Car parking is a nightmare and full of lots of people thinking they are important because their job title involves the word manager.

    Dyson Response

    30 May 2017 – Talent Engagement Specialist

    Hello, thanks for writing a review. We're glad to read your positive comments around careers progression. Although we are in a fairly rural location, we hope the facilities we provide help with this... More


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  5. "An island of technical excellence"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally very good already, with strong efforts to improve further

    Cons

    Progression can be difficult in certain areas, management quality is not universally good

    Advice to Management

    Setting rewards & benefits to only just beat the average does not fit with the company's wider aspirations

    Dyson Response

    26 May 2017 – Talent Engagement Specialist

    Hello, thanks for writing a review. We're glad you are enjoying your time at Dyson and recognise the efforts to improve further. We are committed to developing this field of expertise and certainly... More


  6. "Great place for a certain type of person"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Creative in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Day to day is fast moving, with everybody working constantly. Great breath of people and opportunities. Work / Life balance properly managed (I've heard horror stories from the past, but much better now.) Good catering facilities and campus atmosphere. Visionary founder and chief engineer.

    Cons

    Lack of real project management. Strategic thinking very muddled. Sink or swim middle-management philosophy. Pack mentality never far from the surface. Actual ability and experience less important that time served. Visionary founder could be viewed as a monotheist culture.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in planners and project managers!

    Dyson Response

    26 May 2017 – Talent Engagement Specialist

    Hello, thank you for your feedback. We're glad to read your positive comments about the Dyson campus, facilities on-site and the work/life balance. Sorry to hear your negative comments here. We'll... More


  7. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Innovative company with good career progression.

    Cons

    Management can be slow to react sometimes


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a first job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Malmesbury, England
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Malmesbury, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours.
    Mostly interesting projects.
    Freedom to do tasks mostly unrestricted and in my own time.
    Good variety in the salad bar.

    Cons

    Most people in the team are too specialised to help with issues outside thier scope of knowledge.
    Lack of guidance from management in most projects.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with projects rather than individuals.

    Dyson Response

    26 May 2017 – Talent Engagement Specialist

    Hello, thank you for writing a review. It's great to hear that you're involved in interesting projects and that you have the freedom to drive these forward. We'll ensure this feedback reaches the... More


  9. "Graduate Mechanical and Design Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dyson full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, would recommend to anyone. Ive only been there for a few months but can already tell that Dyson is growing and is only going to get bigger and better

    Cons

    no major problems, location could be an issue for some as its in the middle of the countryside with no local train station, however a shuttle bus is being trialled from the bristol area

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Dyson Response

    26 May 2017 – Talent Engagement Specialist

    Hello, thanks for writing a review. It's great to read such positive comments. As we are growing at such pace, we're always looking for ways to accommodate such as building new cafes, updating... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Unrealistic targets and unprofessional managers!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only benefit is the pay is good and staff discount on products

    Cons

    So much pressure from management to achieve unrealistic targets. Managers don't listen to feedback, are rude and unprofessional and don't respect you! They arrange meetings and then don't turn up with no reason why and expect you to submit sales reports on your day off!

    Advice to Management

    Need to get new managers who aren't stuck up and actually listen to sales staff

    Dyson Response

    30 May 2017 – Talent Engagement Specialist

    Hello, thanks for writing a review. We're sorry to read the negative comments here and would like to find out more. Sounds like it would be good to pick up offline so if you could email... More


  11. "Love My Job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dyson Expert in Peterborough, England
    Current Employee - Dyson Expert in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Benefits
    Room To Progress
    Supportive Management
    Super Fun Job

    Cons

    That There's Not Enough Hours

    Advice to Management

    The opportunity to get more hours if you wanted them

    Dyson Response

    26 May 2017 – Talent Engagement Specialist

    Hello. Thank you for leaving a review. We're glad to read your positive comments around progression and supportive management. It's important for us to identify development areas and challenge our... More


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