Travisimo wrote:why not Dyson, I hear they are looking for design engineers at the moment
experiMental wrote:Travisimo wrote:why not Dyson, I hear they are looking for design engineers at the moment
I 'd love to apply for Dyson, but the competition is incredibly intense. People from Germany and Holland are applying there as well, it's insane! I stand much better chances of getting a design engineering / product design-related job in Alberta or Saskatchewan in Canada.
w i l l wrote:Hey.... it's not that difficult to get a job at Dyson actually. I come from that town and know them well. However don't expect anything too creative, it's very much sand down bits of plastic and 'oooo Mr Dyson, yes Mr Dyson'. I didn't find and don't find anyone there that creative, but more straight down the line engineers. It's a bit dull and sheepish. The interview would give you an idea... 1 hour of psychological analysis... 'what would you do if person X spilt coffee on your desk?' 'would you A get angry, B act respectfully or C lick the coffee off the desk?'. Of course I went for option C.
2. How much experience do you have? If I had less than 3 years experience, I'd stay where I was at. It seems as though N.A. product design is still waiting for the end of the recession.
The great openings are being bombarded by people with experience and great portfolios. If either is thin, it might be hard (still try, just keep your day job).
6. Lastly, if you want to start-up it is a good place. It's a very competitive place to attack the US market. Also, it is normally less competitive internally, so if you have a great idea, it will have the space to grow. There are also alot of grants for small business and young entrepreneurs.
Mr-914 wrote:Canadian entrepreneurs and engineers (in general) have almost no knowledge of design. They think it is a luxury that is added on once you've succeeded rather than a core competency that needs to be in at the beginning.
mirk wrote:Mr-914 wrote:Canadian entrepreneurs and engineers (in general) have almost no knowledge of design. They think it is a luxury that is added on once you've succeeded rather than a core competency that needs to be in at the beginning.
Entrepreneurs are getting better at this though, I was at a startup weekend a few months ago that I only found out about because they were really marketing to the design community and emphasizing design as a key factor in success. However, I worked for another startup that had no clue whatsoever.
As for engineering, we had a guest speaker in recently to talk about product development and entrepreneurship and he barely mentioned design, though he was much more focused on highly technical, non-consumer products.
Mr-914 wrote:1. Will: How do you know about Revision Eyewear when you are in Alberta?!?! I wouldn't know of them if I hadn't had an interview 6 years ago there....and I'm in the same town.
experiMental wrote:w i l l wrote:Will: do you work for a more interesting company than Dyson? If so, what is it? Just asking out of curiosity.