Dyson landed in the US in 2002 and within 24 months our technology was market share leader. Our bustling HQ is based in the historic Montgomery Ward building, overlooking the Chicago River. Just west of the city in Aurora, IL, our dedicated US Customer Care team now numbers 160 people. And in total, there are over 660 Dyson people working across the US in multiple functions.
But Dyson US is still growing. It’s poised to double its footprint and take on new categories. Already a target for our competitors, challenging times are ahead. And our battle–hungry US team is truly fired up.
Chicago is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. And as home to the world’s first skyscraper, it knows a thing or two about groundbreaking engineering. Dyson’s HQ is based in the River North area of downtown, in a historic former warehouse. With lofty ceilings, open plan workspaces and a large café, Dyson Chicago is also close to shopping, restaurants and expressways, with a free shuttle bus to nearby CTA and Metra stations.
The team works hard but they also have fun, putting on regular events ranging from engineering, fashion and art lectures to meet–and–greets, after–work sports and cultural events. The annual volleyball tournament is a big feature and the soccer matches are not for the faint–hearted. But the annual holiday party is where it really gets interesting, with quirky themes and homemade costumes doing battle for the global trophy.
Dyson Chicago is also a very active part of the James Dyson Foundation education program. Through a new partnership with the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools, the JDF helps bring better engineering education opportunities to the students of Chicago, encouraging them to think differently and realize their engineering potential. So you may occasionally see school children constructing prototypes in the lobby.
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The office is filled with James Dyson’s design icons, which includes a Mini Cooper parked right in the middle of the lobby.
Walking distance to the Magnificent Mile: 18 minutes.