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Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
3,665 Reviews

3.3
3,665 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors (in 468 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed (in 158 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a challenge; frequent reorganizations affect work quality (in 146 reviews)

  • The senior management reporting to Michael is very uneven with a couple of real bozos (in 75 reviews)

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  1.  

    Could be great but ...

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    Current Employee - Software Development Advisor  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Advisor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worlds largest start-up now
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Pay and benefits way below par
    Holier than thou attitude of top rung

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If possible take a U-turn and return to basics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    structured environment,
    good benefits
    nice facilities

    Cons

    Too big - over 100,000 employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Looks great on a resume.

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Senior Associate  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Senior Associate in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clean work environment. Excellent benefits and corporate discounts. Great technology. Courteous vacation hours.

    Cons

    Pay was under market level, probably very minimum. Poor raises and bonus. They had a tendency of hiring underskilled people to keep costs down. There seemed to be a hiring freeze, and it was near impossible to move within the company. And if you tried, the process exceeded 90 days and sometimes ended with zero feed back or status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was little to no communication between management with the regular employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Culture clash with merged Perot Systems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a big company, with many established processes.

    Cons

    Very rigid processes, still managed as a hardware product company, but trying to get into services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people on the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Great people. No shortage of challenging work which I liked. 1st and 2nd line management all do the best they can with what they're given

    Cons

    Lack work-life balance. Tough environment but it used to be rewarding, both financially and in terms of growth potential. Not so much anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management - stop the endless org changes

  7.  

    is a place is where "I made my bones".

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    Former Employee - Program Management - Senior Analyst  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Program Management - Senior Analyst in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company is results oriented company and the work is a plentiful. Employees are world class and become life-long friends. Tremendous learning opportunities of a corporation. I could not put a price on the knowledge I gained while working for this company..

    Cons

    Frequent changes within the organizations BU causes "silent" priorities changes to the established goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove politics within the executive level and support the leaders underneath them. Recruit talent from within and be cautious your sales executive "buddies" being put into management roles. Mend fences with former shareholders who use to be your promoters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Lean

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    Former Employee - Order Management Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Order Management Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation time and Personal time available asap, work from home part time or full time, salary pay increase yearly

    Cons

    management - not educated to deal with people. executive are unaware of the needs of the day to day employee, executive making decisions that affected customer experience therefore Dell brand. No career growth. Working at Dell has become a place for a job, not a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management team and executive team needs personal growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great brand and has all qualities of a global company. Good benefits in US. Good work-life balance. Great colleagues to work with. India situation is different though. Privatization has changed things a bit and still unclear of how it is going to benefit employees.

    Cons

    Bangalore location is different. No hikes. More work. No options to get new projects/ if at all changing projects all those are existing ones. Most are egoistic and micro-managing managers who don't trust their subordinates. They don't get any new projects only extend existing contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    a very busy and stessful...

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    Former Employee - ASR  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - ASR in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    benefits were awesome WFH available....with time constraints

    Cons

    good ole boy networking in full swing....learn to play the game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more personal time understanding employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Some good, some bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to try different career paths and choose your own track.
    Get to work with a lot of very smart and driven individuals.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations, management changes and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a direction and define a leadership team and stick with it for longer than 6-12 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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