Jim Rowan is our new Chief Executive Officer. Jim’s been with Dyson for six years, as our Chief Operating Officer and Board member. He has led research, design, development and manufacturing, so he’s perfectly placed to lead us into the world of electric cars and beyond. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQHtx
Last week we announced that we've begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to launch in 2020. It has remained Dyson’s ambition to solve the problem of vehicle pollution for nearly 30 years. Now we have the opportunity to bring our technologies together in a single product. Join us to help shape Dyson's future. And yours.
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 10,000 strong global technology company spanning multiple product categories and more than 75 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 Founder and Chief Engineer – James Dyson 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, lighting, hair care and the more recently announced battery electric vehicle.
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.
The challenge: design and develop an intelligent machine based on one of the following themes: The Connected Home, Gamification of Dyson Products and Accessibility through Usability. And do it all in 24 hours.
Great engineers are obsessive problem solvers. When they leave the workshop, the engineering thinking comes with them. And at Dyson, our in-house design challenges ensure that the brilliant minds working in our RDD labs get to indulge this passion, regularly. Previous years saw 14 teams challenged to create remote control karts that needed to be strong enough to tackle the treacherous race course. All with just cardboard, a motor and a battery. Click here to watch more.
Boon | Meet our future
Boon was persuaded by a fellow student to attend a talk by Dyson at his University. It inspired him to take his first engineering career step with Dyson and he applied for a Graduate Design Engineer position in our Singapore Research Development Design (RDD) hub. Boon has since been promoted to Advanced Engineer, has worked in the UK on a short project at HQ, and will be moving to a new team in the New Year. It's a good time to find out more.
Q1. Have we lived up to your expectations?
Absolutely, and exceeded them. Before I joined, I knew that Dyson was a global organisation that’s growing quickly and successfully. On the job, given the rapid pace of work and ever-changing environment, you really feel it.
Opportunities open up to you if you’re willing to ‘open the door’. There are lots of doors to open and it’s up to you to grab those chances and always ask yourself: “What’s stopping you?”. I’m here in the UK to learn and absorb as much as I can, then take it back to the team in Singapore. Collaboration and continuing to build bridges between teams, brings to life the global nature of Dyson.
Q2. What has been your defining moment so far? What have you done that you never thought you would?
Recently, I successfully gained a place on the Dyson Global Pioneers programme. It’s an exciting opportunity that offered me self-driven career acceleration opportunities, insights into the future of Dyson, while enabling me to build further international networks. As the launch event drew to a close I was asked to give a 30-second reflection pitch to Max Conze, Dyson’s former CEO. It was a rare opportunity to engage with Max and was a fantastic chance to meet, and more importantly, impress him.
My defining moment so far would have to be a project I ran with a team of engineers. I’d been at Dyson for about 9 months. The project was to overhaul current ways of working and to introduce new systems and protocols, encouraging good etiquette and improvements. This project was a real catalyst because the management team recognised my abilities and were impressed by the contribution I had made throughout the project. Grabbing these opportunities and working hard at them means doors can open for you.
Q3. What problem have you fixed?
It’s not always about fixing one big problem but a series of small ones. For engineers at Dyson solving problems is our job. The opportunity to use the engineering skills that I learned at University is what drew me to Dyson in the first place. Practical engineering jobs can be difficult to find.
If you'd like to learn more about opportunities in Singapore, wider SEA and for all Research, Design and Development roles please click here.
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.
I worked at Dyson part-time (More than 3 years)
Great product /Great people/Good pay/
No commissions Perks made up for it, though :)
Advice to Management
No advice...loved my job...worked for them for four years.
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Dyson (Chicago, IL) in November 2017.
Online application, math and reading assessment, HireVue interview, on-campus interview day. HireVue interview has behavioral questions and a skills challenge. The on-campus interview day has 2-3 interviews, a group exercise, and information sessions.