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Dyson Overview

Malmesbury, England (UK)
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
100 new machines. Completely new product portfolios. Dyson’s next few years are going to be the biggest and busiest ever. All thanks to a £1.5 billion commitment to our future technology pipeline. But we need more people to realize this ambition ... Read more

Mission: Dyson is a global technology company. We transform every category we enter with radical and iconic re-inventions, that work, perform and look very different. We’re growing fast. Our ambition is huge. But we are not for everyone. It’s not easy or comfortable ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Dyson have set up a Software Hub in Bristol where a dedicated team are concentrating on the future of connected technologies.

    Spotlight on: Dyson lands in Bristol to develop smart home tech -

    Dyson, one of the UK's most successful technology companies, is known best for its innovative vacuum cleaners designed initially by frustrated vacuum user and founder, James Dyson. But, as you might expect, there are many household appliances that - much like James' vacuum - could be made much smarter (and a little more fun).

  • The Dyson Institute of Technology teaches high quality engineering degrees to the next generation of tech enthusiasts, alongside a full time role at Dyson.

    Dyson Institute

    The Dyson Institute of Technology will teach the next generation of engineering enthusiasts. It's for people with a passion for solving problems and a fascination for how things work. Join us and be immersed in technology. Study for your degree and work at our technology campus in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

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Dyson – Why Work For Us?


There was a time in our history when all people knew Dyson for was vacuums. But what began with one man and one idea inside a coach house in Wiltshire, has since transformed into a 6,500-strong global technology company spanning multiple product categories and more than 70 countries around the world.

A lot has changed since the first DC01 rolled off the production line. But some things remain the same. The start-up mentality of our early days still runs through Dyson today, led by our Chief Engineer – James himself.

We’re family owned, which means that, unlike our rivals, we still take chances. Not beholden to anonymous shareholders, a series of calculated risks has transformed Dyson from a single product company making vacuum cleaners, to designers of revolutionary hand dryers, fans and lighting on a global scale.This rapid expansion continues the ever present theme at Dyson: continually transforming ourselves, while always keeping alive the spirit of relentless improvement and obsessive perfectionism that makes Dyson, ‘Dyson’.

Changing what we do, but never changing the way we do it.


Dyson is unusual. We don't always get things right. But fighting to do it our way is a matter of pride. And something that we’ll not give up lightly.

So instead of expecting consultants and external suppliers to feel the same burning ambition to improve and innovate that we do, we bring specialist talent into Dyson – then give them the world class facilities the job requires. Because if a job's worth doing, we think it's worth doing ourselves.

Our ambitious growth plans can only be realised by growing equally ambitious people. So at Dyson, talent development means ensuring that we get the most out of our people, and that everyone gets the most out of Dyson.

We're supporting leaders in spotting potential at every level, driving personal development through best-in-class learning and skills training, and opening new career directions inside Dyson.

So if you've got the ambition to match ours, there's no better place to develop your career, than here.


When would you give up? Prototype 15, when performance still isn't matching calculations? Prototype 2,567, when the time you've spent precisely adding 140 air inlets proves wasted (one works just as well)? Or prototype 4,774, which has just swallowed the last of this month's income?

In the five years it took to develop the world's first bagless vacuum, there were many low points. Some that pushed James Dyson's belief in his idea to its very limit. But after each failure, he picked himself up and started again. Carrying on until he achieved success. (Prototype 5,127, as it turned out.)

This same resilience and perfectionism still drives all of us today. Living and breathing an engineering spirit of continuous improvement, spreading the Dyson story, and continually striving to find better ways of working.

For some Dyson owners, our technology enriches their lives to the point that our machines become iconic. To them, we're not just a technology company, we’re a ‘movement’. One that stands for new thinking. One that's not afraid to take on bigger rivals. And one that can improve people's lives.

That can be a rewarding atmosphere to work in. Just as much as our owners fall in love with Dyson technology, our people fall in love with Dyson.

Dyson Reviews

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    I have been working at Dyson part-time


    Easily the best job I've ever had (I'm only 24 though) high paying, super relaxed, hands on field work.

    Managers are the tops, comes with incentives AND bonuses- they will treat you so so well.


    Pay cycle is weird, gotta drive 45 minutes to location, only work weekends

    Advice to Management

    Nothing- they have this on lock!!! Simply the best.

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Dyson Photos

Dyson photo of: We revealed our latest technology to Dyson people on the launch day of the Supersonic.
Dyson photo of: Part of the £250m UK campus expansion
Dyson photo of: Singapore Tech Centre
Dyson photo of: Supersonic Wall- Singapore Tech Centre
Dyson photo of: Reception- Singapore Tech Centre
Dyson photo of: Our first cohort of interns in 2016 from South East Asia
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Dyson Interviews



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    International Commercial Executive Interview

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Dyson.


    The interview process was very long and drawn out. They missed many deadlines on their end and got back to you several days late. Nowhere through the process could you talk to someone or ask questions in real time (Unless you specifically set up a call. Even then, conversations were hurried and it was clear they had better things to do with their time than talk to you). The first step was a simple questionnaire that mainly asked for basic information plus one short answer. Next was a HireVue interview (you record responses to prerecorded questions on your computer), which was very awkward if you have never used the platform before. This included a behavioral set of questions and a case study. You had about a minute or so to prepare for the question and then had to record your answer to that question in a certain amount of time. Again, because of the format of this part, you couldn't ask any questions about the position or the company. Next, there were 3 assessments: verbal, quantitative, and situational judgement. If you passed that round, you would go to an on-site interview in Chicago.
    Overall, they are looking for very driven people, but it's clear from the structure of each round of interviews, there are many people interviewing for this position and they don't have time to get to know each candidate on a personal level past whatever their resume says.
    Originally, when I called the recruiter to clarify some things, he said that 10 people would be invited to the final round and 5 people would be offered positions. However, in the last email they sent out, they ended up only offering 3 spots, so it's a very selective program and they are still working out the details. The entire interview process lasted from late February-Mid April.
    Dyson reached out several weeks later, inviting all candidates to sign up for a 15 minute call to give feedback on their performance in the interview process. By the time I was able to sign up for a slot, all spaces were full for the next 1.5 months. The day for my feedback call arrived (Mid June), and no call came. I received simply an email with 3 computer generated reports about my performance on the 3 assessments with no further explanation. When I emailed the recruiter, he apologized for missing our call and set up a call for the next day. Again, he missed that call with no email explanation.
    If you're looking to work at a very technology-focused and innovative company, then Dyson is a great fit. If you want to work somewhere where you're recognized as a human, living person who has value, do not work here.

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Dyson Awards & Accolades

  • Best New Product of the Year, Vacuum & Sewing Dealers Trade Association, 2015
  • Best New Product Award: Household, Better Homes and Gardens, 2015
  • Vendor of the Year, QStars Awards, 2014
  • Vacuum Cleaner Brand Of The Year, Harris Poll EquiTrend®, 2014
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