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Jaguar Land Rover Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2020

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3.5
67%
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Jaguar Land Rover CEO  Ralf Speth
Ralf Speth
606 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance is really good(in 94 reviews)

  • "Get to work with lots of cool tech - on and off cars(in 78 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management treated like God's(in 69 reviews)

  • "None - I really enjoyed working for JLR(in 57 reviews)

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  1. "graduate software dev"

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    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

    Jaguar Land Rover2020-01-07
  2. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shannon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to learn & be creative. Fabulous office, nice people. Tasty canteen

    Cons

    Not finishing early on a Friday

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, exciting times to see how Shannon grows!

    Jaguar Land Rover2019-11-05
  3. "Early days at site but things are taking shape."

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Better technical training for grads with more structure.

    Jaguar Land Rover2019-11-18
  4. "All show, no substance"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Have a vision, show some guts to take decision. Stop showing off and acknowledge the problems.

    Jaguar Land Rover2019-11-12
  5. "Great office, great people but lack of work"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Improve graduate program. Make sure you are listening to your employees. Come up with internal programs to keep all the engineers/grads busy

    Jaguar Land Rover2019-10-19
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Its almost perfect, but falls short on some fundamental software engineering elements"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Limerick, Limerick
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for technical growth, a positive working environment for the most part, an impressive scope of projects.

    Cons

    Lack of a structured career development model, career and pay bands are massive, it can be very political depending on the team, pay is below the industry standard, pay grades are not transparent, poor global integration with other JLR sites.

    Advice to Management

    Its almost perfect, if some time and effort was spent on fixing the basic things this would be an amazing place to work!

    Jaguar Land Rover2019-07-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "A Startup with growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shannon
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Relaxed Culture in Ireland Lots of opportunities to move around and forge your own Career path Get to work with lots of cool tech - on and off cars Free Professional Driver training Fantastic Work life balance Loads of out of work social activities Young Workforce No Hierarchical structure in Shannon If you're willing to take initiative you will be rewarded Can move up through the ranks very quickly - Dev's getting promotion to Senior levels and upwards after only 1-2 years in the company

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    Cons

    Ireland site is having some growing pains, needs more structure - Startup culture Management can be quite reactive as opposed to proactive and strategic. Switching teams on a whim. Technical Leads are not good People managers

    Advice to Management

    Get better People managers and stop tech leads just going into fire fighting mode on everything.

    Jaguar Land Rover2019-05-25
  8. Helpful (3)

    "The worst of both a startup and a huge company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Shannon
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Semi flexible start/end times. Friendly team management. Relaxed office culture

    Cons

    No career progression information available. No training for new hires. No respect for lower employees from upper management. Bureaucracy ties down development, and essential tools are still in flux

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep pay scales a secret even to employees, stop talking around issues whenever complaints are received.

    Jaguar Land Rover2019-06-06
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Software Developer 

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

    Pros

    Interesting challenging work - cool people

    Cons

    Still waiting on new building to be completed

    Jaguar Land Rover2019-04-04
  10. "Graduate Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jaguar Land Rover full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable starting salary In early stages of growth

    Cons

    No cons found so far

    Jaguar Land Rover2018-10-04
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