Dell Reviews

Updated August 29, 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. Work at Dell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility to create self opportunity

    Cons

    Too much colaborative red tape

    Advice to Management

    foster the talent within the team to retain opportunity for the individual and success for the team.


  2. Decent company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Tons of flexibility providing a good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay structure inequalities; benefits aren't stellar


  3. Sr Software Dev Analyst

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    Former Employee - President in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - President in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Clients and opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Employees are not treated well, when they leave.

    Advice to Management

    Management can ask HR to be fair and treat all employees equally all times.


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  5. Can be better

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lake Forest, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best work-life balance companies.

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities.


  6. Marketing Director at Dell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays higher than most employers for the same job in Austin

    Cons

    Privatization means lots of cut backs and workforce reduction as well as loss of bonus


  7. Good Company!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Good experience in working at a large company.

    Cons

    Resource Management Group does not consider the background of employee and you can be placed in any project.


  8. Changing Environment

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    Current Contractor - Network Security Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Network Security Advisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn across different platforms and learn different skills very quickly.

    Cons

    Restructuring can bring resource challenges. It takes good morale, reasonable expectations to keep things running smoothly from a personnel standpoint. This goes for any organization

    Advice to Management

    Please give similar working benefits to contract employees, such as shift work flexibility and telecommuting.


  9. Consumer Marketing Needs Focus

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to try different roles, significant resources backing consumer marketing organization, sizeable inbound tele-ales force

    Cons

    Formerly was too focused on bottom line at the expense of overall company performance. Difficult to hit quarterly targets

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the privatization process and redesigning the culture


  10. Senior QA automation engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and good team

    Cons

    Nothing much to say.too much calls in the team


  11. Eight Years At Dell

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Round Rock, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dell (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Bonuses Competent and Motivated Co-Workers Austin/Round Rock Area

    Cons

    Career progression very limited Lack of Job Security Environment is not conducive to Innovation

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees with a reasonable career path. Don't let the most talented team members just walk out the door.



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