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McLaren Technology Group Reviews

Updated May 23, 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. "McLaren IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Working for MAT - First 3 months"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Intelligent and generally enthusiastic colleagues. Interesting technology and projects to work on. Generally direct line-managers are good to learn from and will develop you.
    Beautiful building.

    Cons

    Doesn't always feel like management care about employees - if you're in real trouble I think they actually tend to be very sympathetic and help you out. But for the most part it feels like they don't consider daily issues or inefficiencies, which strikes me as short-sighted as fixing small issues (and generally improving morale) would likely improve productivity.
    Feels a bit like you're expected to be grateful to be allowed to work there, which to an extent is fair, but also feels like it's failed to move on from when there were 20 people in that sense. There has been a push to improve this and I think there is already a positive impact.

    Advice to Management

    It is already starting to happen, but showing your employees that they are valued will go a long way to helping morale and staff retention.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee during lunch and at specific hours
    Low prices for food
    Interesting products
    A job at Mclaren looks good on your CV

    Cons

    Cold and impersonal enviroment
    Total lack of life-work balance
    Not worth the stress and lack of personal life for a job at Mclaren - a pat on the shoulder is not compensating for all the other negative aspects.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the human side of the employees, don't just see them as resources


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to do interesting IT job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Department
    Current Employee - IT Department
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    Lots going on as the business is growing rapidly and that means there's more demand on IT. IT function maturing from being quite inward looking to being more innovative and trying to be more agile. Good bunch of committed people generally.

    Cons

    Car parking capacity is an issue. I also saw some fairly negative reviews posted here last year about IT. It's true it's a growing company so there's lots to do and lots of change going on - I guess that isn't for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of changes in senior management recently. Keep trying to improve company and move forward. Need to make sure everyone knows where the company is headed.


  8. "Amazing Place to Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Woking, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Woking, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting projects, cutting edge technology to work with. The facility is clean and high quality, and it must be noted that the staff is really high level, both in terms of skill and intelligence. A pleasure to work here

    Cons

    Days can get long. Hard to see a clear career path currently. Parking space is an issue, however a new parking lot is in the works.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people development and career plans/guidance to motivate your staff.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Time to move on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woking, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woking, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Canteen, nice building, fantastic products

    Cons

    No life/work balance, long hours, overloading with work, stressful place. Poor respect of employees, extremely high expectations, unpleasant atmosphere at work. More managers than employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect the employees, they are the true asset of the company. .


  10. "No two days feel the same"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Communications Executive in Woking, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Digital Communications Executive in Woking, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about about working at McLaren Marketing is the variety of projects we work on. One day I find myself working with the government on a large campaign to promote British innovation, the next day it's on the car launch for the new F1 car.

    I have never worked in an environment like the MTC. Even though it was opened over ten years ago, it still looks and feels modern.

    Cons

    There is a shortage of parking spaces, but I have been told that senior management are looking into way to create more space around the campus.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to give employees opportunities


  11. "ambitious goals"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Woking, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Woking, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at McLaren Technology Group full-time

    Pros

    There are many projects hot... Personal ideas are positively evaluated and accepted. It is a highly motivating environment. I work with many performance people always keen to thier job.

    Cons

    Actually the Company it is pretty fresh, so economic investments are not very significant, and some area must work very disciplinary to make the best with limitated resources.

    Advice to Management

    It is necessary to invest about facilities in UK rather than in Spain and improve the MPC capacity and the overall MTC spaces, and cars parking


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