Jaguar Land Rover Reviews

Updated 21 Sep 2020

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3.7
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Jaguar Land Rover CEO  Ralf Speth
Ralf Speth
709 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance is very flexible(in 108 reviews)

  • "Everything and free cars for everyone(in 90 reviews)

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  1. "Great Environment"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Shannon

    I have been working at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working time. Friendly manager and colleagues.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings, sometime it eats more than a half day.

  2. COVID-19

    "Not what it seems to be"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shannon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Canteen, lovely staff. Lot's of good parking, Lovely office - very modern Young workforce (A pro but also a con fresh blood but no deep knowledge) Site manager has a great vision and drive with frequent communication. Operations team are fantastic, great S&S club. Fantastic name for the CV You will learn lots about SW dev. Tech talks most thursdays are super interesting. The cars are beautiful.

    Cons

    This does not feel like an automotive company, they hired too many graduates and people from non automotive backgrounds with no real grasp on how the automotive industry actually is. Everyone is a software developer even if that is not their specialty, HR do not give job titles other than SW dev. If you are hired for a non SW role, you will be molded into it. They spend 3 torturous days planning for 12 weeks of work, then long sessions every 2 weeks to plan again. It is the most depressing and mind numbing sessions any engineer can imagine, planning for 12 weeks and scope changes everytime. Certain managers expect shirt and tie dress code. Whilst others can rock up in comfortable jeans and t-shirt, Certain managers are not suited nor fit for their role, and use bullyboy tactics to micromanage staff. Old fashioned expectations from certain managers again that you cannot work from home - HR have been poor to define a WFH policy (pre covid) The definition of diversity here is making women more important and snubbing men. Its terribly embarrassing as a woman who works here, and honestly feels like they employ women for just being women. The she++ is the most condescending group and a damage to the women who WANT to work in STEM.

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  3. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Shannon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very positive environment, massive scope to learn new technologies.

    Cons

    None from my point of view I'm very happy in my role .

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great name for the CV"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shannon
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Good place to launch your career out of college - helps having a recognised name for the CV 2. Fine canteen. Excellent facilities and clean office environment 3. Depending on your team, there are excellent opportunities to build programming skills 4. Polite and friendly colleagues 5. Good work-life balance - fair flex-time/remote-work options

    Cons

    1. Limited career advancement - pay is below market-rate (even for the West) and promotions are frozen 2. Poor direction from upper management. Vague targets lead to busy-work and just spinning your wheels 3. Inadequate planning constantly leads to completed work being tossed when it becomes redundant 4. Graduate Programme is very little to write home about 5. Stagnant atmosphere, constant resignations and bleak company outlook dampens motivation

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Frustrating environment for technical people"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Shannon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Good work life balance 2. Good name on CV

    Cons

    1. Site needs many years before being mature and productive 2. Management line stuff doesn't take risks, doesn't move teams forward 3. Managers (P4+) and above have much power and a lot of benefits 4. A very bad hierarchical structure, if you won't advance to a manager, you will stay at Senior Engineer (P3) with low salary 5. Policy rule the site, everything is arranged under the table 6. HR department is useless 7. Employees are not paid equally and fairly according to their years of experience

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not for tech savvy people"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Shannon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Semi-Flexible timings. 2. Some people are very nice. 3. Very nice new building and coffee. 4. Nice food prices in canteen. 5. Some administrative things are improving.

    Cons

    1. Not really technical as advertised. More administrative work like managing supplier etc. 2. Project guidance and planning is not good. No firm decisions made by management and architects. 3. Not much scope for creativity. 4. Inter site, and intra site politics affect the projects' future. 5. Bonus/hikes range is low.

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  7. "graduate software dev"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Software Developer in Shannon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    really fantastic place to work!

    Cons

    bus services are limited, but accommodation close to rent if needed

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Early days at site but things are taking shape."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Shannon
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Opportunity to take initiative and own work. Good place to learn as you can become very involved in the growth of the site and can drive things if you step up.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from upper management. Politics between teams/sites holds back projects. Busy work can make an appearance at times. People end up doing roles they shouldn't be doing which just pulls them away from what they were hired to do. Grad program is poor and internal career development/promotions are not very transparent.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "All show, no substance"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Shannon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent workplace, free coffees. Competitive salary Can't think of anything else

    Cons

    - Poor working culture, lack of trust and lack of communication between management and engineering. - Senior management lacks vision, their only interest is to grow number of heads and drive engineering cars for personal use. - No work, talented people are sitting idle. Getting frustrated by lack of direction and work - Autonomous driving team is wandering with lack of direction and no real work

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great office, great people but lack of work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shannon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jaguar Land Rover full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -The best office in the west of Ireland -Support from senior engineers -Free tea/coffee -Very relaxed place to work -Hands on work with cool cars -Good enough salary

    Cons

    -Vert little or no development work in some teams -Lack of structure (graduate program does exist but it's poor) -Security restrictions on laptops can have impact on efficiency and work performance -Lack of communication and collaboration between Shannon and Gaydon -People tend to get frustrated due to above -No xmas bonus

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