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Updated June 28, 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. Fast pace culture benefits but leadership at top has opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good work ethic, and flexible work environment, fast pace in terms of day to day operations and strategic initiatives.

    Cons

    Top leadership sometimes lacks vision in certain business units and drives high amounts of unnecessary churn. Tremendous amounts of internal change which is good but can be a slippery slope if you don't invest in resources and make an effort to reward those carrying the burden.


  2. Lots of great software to work on

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer III
    Current Employee - Software Developer III

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They do respect the work/life balance.
    Dell is shifting into a bigger software company. If you are a software engineer, there is no shortage of cool challenges to work on.
    I feel that compensation is good.

    Cons

    Some software teams are a little bit silo'd. You have to make an active ongoing effort to connect with other teams outside of your own to get traction. Not necessarily a con, just understand this current dynamic.
    Offices feel a bit dated.

    Advice to Management

    Create new working spaces for software engineers to work in. Inspiring environments with nice views definitely help with a setting of getting great work done.
    Find ways to get the right software teams to talk to each other. Teams that are located around the country are a bit hard to connect with in terms of communication. Maybe video conferences might alleviate this.


  3. Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best places to work for work-life balance
    Good people around you, and technical challenging work

    Cons

    Too much of formal org structure.


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  5. Claims examier

    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Claims Examiner in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great system , people are nice , work is understandable

    Cons

    great people, loved the people, job was fun


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad company to work for, but not a great one

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, friendly atmosphere for the most part.

    Cons

    Compensation was bare minimum, no real raises, bonuses were a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on keeping your employees happy and the rest will follow.


  7. Supply chain Sr.Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Mountain, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Mountain, NV

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible work hours, good pay, mentorship, travel, benefits, health

    Cons

    slow, red tapism, uncertainty, bad executive management

    Advice to Management

    no advice. just do what you are doing.


  8. Average

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Apportunity to learn what you want.
    great work culture
    people are nice

    Cons

    pay is on lower side, poor bonus
    less onsite
    transport issue

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain talent.


  9. Nice people with a low organizational efficiency

    Former Employee - Internship in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Internship in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice here and treat each other kindly. Coffee bars are cheaper than outside.

    Cons

    Business units work separately and are lack of communication with each other. A lot of reorganization and layoffs. Not good for productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in innovation and leverage self-motivation of people.


  10. IT SErvices Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Well organized and established company.

    Cons

    The have a founded team of individuals that do the work during an acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good package for new employees, dell employee benefits

    Cons

    no promotion and professional growth



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