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McLaren Technology Group Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good working environment with regular coffee breaks and a good restaurant (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people, great surroundings, fun office (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No life/work balance, long hours, overloading with work, stressful place (in 6 reviews)

  • Aggressive blame culture and no transparency (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "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. "Hmmm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Great modern working environment. Good canteen. Amazing cars and great company image

    Cons

    Been here for over 2 years. When i statrted here it was on a day shift and the emphasis on take time to get the job done correctly based around mclaren standards. It soon changed to a major ramp up in production and 2 shifts. Soon came the raised targets and unachievable numbers. Unskilled people were taken on from uk and all corners of eastern eu. Soon quality and logistics started to suffer and an attitude of get the car out at all costs has come in to the sacrifice of mclaren standards. Myself i have worked in the motor trade all my life and my mindset was upon starting at mclaren would be i would be working with like minded people who were dedicated to working at the top of their game and i have to say it is the complete opposite which for me is a major dissapointment. The system of promotion seems to be based on who you know and you can immagine the tension this causes when some guy whose mate is a manager gets the team leader job over some skilled guy whos worked in the team for years with recomendations of carreer progression in all appraisals. The company is heading for a major fall and the management could not care less if 300 plus people lose their jobs based on their failed gamble. Many car companies have beein built over decades with logistic infastructure at the core of their success but mclaren are so far up themselves they have masively failed to plan or even respect or acknowledge other car makers got to where they are by step by step and from learning from their mistakes. Mclaren fail to recognise they have to go ABC they think they can go ABC and straight to Z without realising if they try to do that they could do serious damage to the companies reputation. I know for the price of some of the products the care in the quality of this product has been eroded by the numbers over quality aspect from the management. For me this attitude comes from unskilled Honda ex managers who have flpoded the company with their attitude that all staff are a number and are replacable. For me these people will kill mclaren.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect to your staff and slow down and think about the product. Always know that this is a 200mph supercar and not a Civic and there is no comparison. This is Mclaren not Honda.


  5. "Horrible people and treat employees like dirt"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woking, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woking, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Lovely building. Great restaurant. Wonderful history on display.

    Cons

    Parking is a nightmare, with a complete lack of courtesy and consideration for others coming to the fore.

    The majority of people that work here (especially the women and the management) are "up" themselves. They don't even possess basic manners and courtesy. They really think there "it" when, in fact, they're not! Very "cliquey". Staff who have been there a long time are allowed to treat other people like dirt; they also get away with bullying people. I have heard terrible stories of what happens when people complain, so I haven't bothered, but I am looking around for another job.

    Visitors (not just the millionaires that can afford the cars) are treated like gods, whilst the staff are treated like dirt!

    Difficult to transfer internally if your manager wants to be awkward.

    Terrible communication, both within my own company and also inter-company.

    Advice to Management

    Wise up. Follow your own disciplinary system! Treat people with respect and as adult rather than treating them like they are five years old!


  6. "McLaren IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership with a clear three year strategy in place which gives
    staff an understanding of upcoming work and new technologies. IT now has good relationships with other areas of the business allowing the team to work collaboratively.

    Cons

    Facilities such as the car parking and restaurant are over crowded however i know this is something that is being looked at.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide good leadership and communication


  7. "Senior Buyer"

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

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

    Pros

    Exciting place to work. Met great people

    Cons

    Very rigid, inflexible employer. Big workload. Massive employee turnover. Low salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Treat better the workforce.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Working for MAT - First 3 months"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woking, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woking, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I joined very recently so far my expirence is very positive:
    - Amazing building
    - Skilful and knowledgeable people lots to learn
    - Good canteen
    - Interesting projects
    - Lots of interesting work (I like to do things rather than sit and complain about too much work)
    - IT and Work equipment, very high quality laptops bran new dell touch screen XPS!

    Cons

    - Car parking
    - No food and drink at the desk (altho this is a plus generally as it makes you stand up and have a quick brake)
    - Some projects do seem a bit rushed when budget is tight

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up as things are looking very promising


  9. "Quality Assurance Team leader"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Team Leader in Woking, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Team Leader in Woking, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good positive work environment
    - Outstanding manufacturing site
    - Easy to access other roles in the company
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Work procedure needs improvement
    - Big logistics problem
    - Compared with company image salaries are low

    Advice to Management

    -- Work procedure and logistics needs improvement
    -- All the salaries need to go up


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, work from home scheme, various discounts, on site restaurant and gym. Great people!

    Cons

    McLaren automotive is a disruptor not only for the automotive market but for it self due to the ambitious growth plan. The facilities and processes are not ready to accommodate this and is causing a lot of chaos. However, I do believe that in couple of years the growth pains will pass and will prove to be an even more exciting place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the facts and figures rather than perceptions. Also, personal grudges have no place in a professional environment.


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