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Updated July 5, 2015
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Pros
  • I maintain a very healthy work/life balance by putting boundaries up in my day / week / year that are reserved for personal time (in 557 reviews)

  • Some teams are open for work from home (in 245 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is only there "if they like you/" Training is only done just to say "it's done (in 170 reviews)

  • Poor senior management at the regional level (in 81 reviews)

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  1. Analysis Paralysis

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    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full of smart, hard working people from the PC business.

    Cons

    Stubborn, old and archaic thinking. You'll be crunching numbers and doing presentations for endless (aimless?) exercises from higher ups, regardless of seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Use the vast data you have to move forward, not to secure your job into another department.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Never Ending Quotas

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    Former Employee - Tennessee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Tennessee in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Dell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Every time you hit your quota, they raise it. There is no such thing as job security. The minute you don't hit your number they threaten to fire you. Very stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to listen to employees ideas, especially if they work and make them more productive.


  3. Renewals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the pay is great for the amount of effort. You sell to customers who are already using the product. Casual environment. Lots of growth potential outside of the office.

    Cons

    Blackout days for PTO. You also have to stay late those days. Micromanagement galore. I heard the senior manager say "I should have micromanaged more."

    Advice to Management

    Stop looking down at your employees. Find better ways of motivating and promote better people.


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  5. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice amount of personal and vacation time.

    Cons

    Not willing to take small risks. Only concerned about the bottom line financials, not concerned about the long term future.

    Advice to Management

    Remove barriers and layers of bureaucracy so that employees may work more efficiently.


  6. Not a good company to work with

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architecture Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Architecture Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large MNC
    Located in several countries

    Cons

    No employee focus
    Hire & Fire
    No direction for employees


  7. Sales Executive

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Investing in new technologies, great training and support

    Cons

    Services organization was taken over by all India based executives and director level leadership from Wipro. If you work in Dell Services, you work for Wipro basically.

    Advice to Management

    go back to roots of the great US company you were


  8. Helpful (1)

    Analytics Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Ability to work from a home office 70% of the time is wonderful (travel other 30%). Great support for a home office. This is the sole reason I am still at Dell since I can avoid a bad commute on these days.

    Cons

    Corporate systems and policies are terrible, much time wasted. Job growth is stymied by internal policies (easier to leave and come back than transfer internally). Leadership in my area is sorely lacking, but other areas appear to be okay.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourself. Be objective and take action. Corporate systems are terrible. You are wasting your employee's time! Corporate policies are terrible. HR policies are backward. You want to allow for career development within the company, for example, your internal movement policy is terrible.


  9. Dell Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Generally speaking, the IT people that worked with you had a good attitude. Compensation package was above average.

    Cons

    There were never enough human resources to meet project constraints. The functional resources that were available were willing to work but did not understand the environment and platforms. Be prepared for 75 hour weeks if you are a salary employee. Senior leadership was more concerned about the P&L than reducing turnover and team building.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Former Equallogic

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Dell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was OK at the time, technology was pretty interesting

    Cons

    Benefits were lousy, the work environment was not great


  11. PM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are good people to work with.

    Cons

    Like any company, it is difficult to move to the next level.



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