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Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014
204 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Dell Computers Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I have wanted to work for Dell for a long time, so when I finally got a chance to interview I was most excited. However despite not getting an offer, I do not think that this is the type of place I would want to work anyway. Upon entering the room with the interviewer, I was simply asked in a rude tone "why would I hire you"

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    Process was a 6 week process from applying to offer. Interview was fairly standard. They were many unexpected questions but I answered according to my experience. Typical interview questions ranging from behavioral and prior experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Product Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    interviewed at Dell in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round interviews was a panel of 3. Was not intense but validating whats on your resume and experience to do the job. My recommendation would be to be confident and don't lie on your resume because they will expose you. Be prepared for the panel type interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What are things that are deal breakers in the role for you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Dell in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Completed the Dell online employee form
    Contacted by Talent Acquisition team and reviewed resume; high level summary of role and I agreed it was a fit.
    Phone screened with 2 current Technical Account Managers. Asked technical questions regarding my experience with:
    - Storage - Isci and FC and the benefits of each
    - Server - Models I've worked with, current Dell servers or IBM/HP that I've wok
    - Networking knowledge - light stuff like ICMP, SNMP, IP
    - Presentation skills
    - Leadership roles
    - Sales ability

    Lasts about 30 minutes. Pass and you're recommended to TAM Manager interview.

    I was light in my presentation and went blank on server models I've worked with. Know the job description and apply your background to it and you should be fine.

    Interview Questions
    • Wasn't very difficult, I just drew a blank when they asked me about my past server experience. It's not a hands-on role so I was not prepared. I did not know the model of servers I worked with because there were so many and I didn't think it would matter. Also, my past experience had no public speaking involvement. I never presented to C levels, only other technical people.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Supply Chain Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There was an online application process with the option to upload a resume. The interview was done in person on my campus. It was a very routine interview lasting about an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time when you had to go outside your job description to perform a task?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Web Content Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was somewhat stiff and brief; definitely corporatey feel to it. Remote dialed in participants didn't participate, just listened, which was odd to me but that's probably just part of their HR protocol. Overall though, nice people, straightforward process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Inside Sales Representative I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Round Rock, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Round Rock, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Dell in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The first half of the interview was amazing. Very easy, they got to know me as a person. The second half of the interview was not what I had expected. My recruiter told me to have an understanding of one of the products I would be generating leads for but when I got into the interview they wanted me to give a thorough explanation of all of the products, draw a diagram explaining their functions, then sell it to them. I don't see how that is possible if a person doesn't have the proper training.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Product Marketing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Dell in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very good first interview over the phone. The questions were straight to the point and trying to find more about my set of skills. I learned more about the position and its responsibilities. The second interview, the woman was rude and in a hurry, she didn't ask too many questions and left half the conversation.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Dell Response

    Jul 8, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for sharing your interview experience. This feedback is very valuable and we plan on sharing your comments with our Leadership team.

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    Technical Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Round Rock, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Round Rock, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Worst interview ever. Their Business Innovation team contacted me about a position. They were very disorganized and kept rescheduling meetings. I made it clear from the beginning that I am employed full-time and will work around their schedule as best I can. I was extremely flexible. Maybe too much so, but I thought "maybe this is a test to see how flexible I can be?" No. Turns out they are actually that disorganized.

    After the first phone interview with the internal recruiter, I spoke with two other managers at once on another phone interview. Neither of them asked anything about me or my background. It was as if they had already made up their minds and were just going through the motions. I was hoping they had made their mind up about me because my background and skills really were a great match for the position.

    Then after several more reschedules, they asked me to be in Round Rock at 8am for an in person interview. I was told all of my expenses would be reimbursed. I had to take a PTO day from my current job, drive in (4 hours) the night before and rent a hotel room.

    By 8am, I still had not heard from the person I was supposed to meet with, so I contacted the internal recruiter who had apparently forgot to tell me he was unable to meet with me. So instead, she sent me to a last minute meet with a different manager who was clearly not in the mood to do an interview. He barely asked me any questions and didn't seem interested in answering any of mine. Frankly, he looked exhausted.

    I then participated in one additional phone interview where we did have an actual conversation, but it was very scattered. After a few days I had not heard anything so I reached out to them and they told me they decided not to hire me because I lacked "enterprise software sales experience"... which is nonsense. I have plenty of experience. I figured again, maybe this is a test and being as I am in sales I reached out again and asked if they would be open to further discussion, so I could assuage any concerns on their part.

    I was told no. And that in fact, they ha changed their mind and would not be hiring anyone for this position. Ultimately, I found this to be a huge waste and disrespect of my time. Oh, and I was not reimbursed for the hotel. Only mileage. How rude.

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    • They never asked me anything about myself. It was as if they had already made their decision and were just going through the motions. Maybe they are required to interview a certain number of candidates for each position. Regardless, they wasted a lot of my time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  11.  

    Client Tech Support Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Round Rock, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Round Rock, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dell in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received initial contact via email to fill out an additional application. Then I called from a recruiter with a few initial pre-qualification questions. Next I was scheduled for an interview withing a week. My interview was with two leadership personnel. They asked tech support questions about computers internal and external type questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Most Difficult question: What is the difference between a HUB and a HUB switch?
      Most Unexpected Question: What is your one guilty pleasure?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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