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McLaren Technology Group Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • The working environment is great (in 10 reviews)

  • Very interesting project and great people to work with (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great student experience in a super car factory.

    Cons

    No paid intern for students.


  2. "Poor Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McLaren Technology Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great cars, and the people actually at the dealership are fantastic.

    Cons

    Those running the company do not care at all about their employees.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Didn't enjoy much. Need new administration. Time for change in management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money. F1 experience. Helps your cv look good. Nice if you like working in old school factory environment.

    Cons

    Working with incompetent people. Management has no interest in employees and treatment is not good. Whole company is run as if it is a small factory. CEO told in 2013 that the biggest asset of the company was the building (not the employees)

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the managers on fat pay. You will save a fortune. Stop favoratism.


  4. "Always treated employees with contempt"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Woking, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Woking, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at McLaren Technology Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing facilities
    Great canteen
    See cutting edge technology
    Some amazing people to work with
    Brilliant before the company got big
    And that’s about it!

    Cons

    Toxic environment to work
    Made to feel you are lucky to work there
    Attitude of doing minimum to meet obligations towards employees

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your staff as an asset


  5. "Its got its good and bad bits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    The employees are very nice, and the settings of the building is a joy. but don't think your workspace will match what you see when you first arrive.

    Cons

    Lack of reality in project plans. no real lessons learnt between projects


  6. "Not worth the hassle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    May look good on a CV

    Cons

    No overtime but expectations are that you’ll stay late. Prepare to remain standing in for some meetings as rooms are always booked.
    Management are not interest in problems, just get the task done.
    You’ll need to pull strings, pull in old favours and borrow to get things done. Almost every one is stressed /under pressure due to lack of staff, inexperience staff and unrealistic completion times. Lessons learned are just a formality and the same problems will be present for the next big thing (P16, P18).

    Advice to Management

    The best thing for McLaren is to bought out and sold. Senior management and HR to be replaced by people who know what they are doing and treat staff as human beings rather than a tool for a car.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - exciting product
    - very good canteen with a selection of healthy and unhealthy food
    - very stylish building
    - nice pool
    - friendly and intelligent colleagues
    - very challenging environment
    - access to cars
    - looks good on CV
    - if you have a good manager, working at McLaren can be amazing
    - flexible working hours (depends on your manager)
    - monthly 1:1s (depends on your manager)
    - great learning courses
    - nice juice bar
    - exec. directors & management are very approachable

    Cons

    - poor office atmosphere, not enough space for all employees
    - hot-desking due to limited space
    - very old, damaged, and poor office furniture
    - no parking space
    - very stressful atmosphere
    - everyone is very tensioned due to long working hours and stress
    - long working hours
    - not enough man-power
    - poor benefits
    - relative expensive gym (given the size and offerings of the gym)
    - no Christmas parties
    - travel expenses may be payed less or not payed at all

    Advice to Management

    - hire more people
    - make sure every employee has a proper desk
    - ensure people are not under such high pressure
    - give more time for the product to be developed

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Rapid Prototyping Technician in Woking, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Rapid Prototyping Technician in Woking, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    McLaren has excellent working environment, projects are extremely ambitious and technology we use is truly cutting-edge. Great friendly team is always there for you. Great cohesion between management and the team. Beautiful Technology centre with amazing infrastructure.

    Cons

    I can see no cons at all

    Advice to Management

    I'm very happy with management


  9. "Production team member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at McLaren Technology Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work can go far in the company

    Cons

    Location to far to travel

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to the staff


  10. "Senior Designer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Woking, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Woking, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Great looking building, Flexible work times.

    Cons

    Absent HR environment and benefits, no access to cars, no employee inclusion effort.


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