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Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
3,706 Reviews
3.4
3,706 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
2,282 Ratings

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Flexible working conditions and a work from anywhere policy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Operations Consultant  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Operations Consultant in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working conditions and ability to work from home makes this job feasible for me. I live a good hour commute from the Dell campus.

    Cons

    Too many review processes to accomplish work in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide software and hardware needed to accomplish tasks assigned.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A world of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have worked for Dell for 16 years in multiple locations around the world. I have been given fantastic opportunities for advancement and career development along the way which have kept me interested and energized. My management supports and invests in training and travel focused on staying abreast of emerging trends and capabilities. I maintain a very healthy work/life balance by putting boundaries up in my day / week / year that are reserved for personal time.

    Cons

    Yes, there are long hours and high expectations for delivering results - isn't this the case every where?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Sep 8, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    16 years is a long time to be with one company and it sounds like you have a lot to share about your experience with Dell! Thank you for taking the time to post this review! We agree - the ... More

  3.  

    Good environment to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A very innovative environment to work in. Lot of career opportunities if you take the initiative to learn new things.

    Cons

    There are no cons to mention.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for growth and good benefits

    Cons

    Salary is not ask competitive for help desk

  6.  

    Great opportunities while it last...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator Advisor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities in Career growth, good benefit with along with decent pay.

    Cons

    Has tools and policies set for employee but little bit lack of guiding individual especially for the new employee. Company is going through changes after it went private and most of US based work force have been laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all understand that the company re-org does take place and it can not be avoided. However notifying individuals that tomorrow is your last day without any prior information or any pre-announcement was plain cold movement of the management. We all once worked very hard for the company and we deserve more that that. All of my US based team received same notification.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sr. Principal Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Gives you a lot of freedom to make an impact. Work-life balance improving with flexwork.

    Cons

    Career development needs improvement. Dell is a large company but when it comes to employee development there is so much can be done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and widen your sphere of learnming. This is a place for the peoplem who are self driven. Dont expect outside help much from a team point of view.

    Cons

    Great Place to Learn. Too Many Managers. Less Number of Doers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good for a corporate job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Enterprise Engineer  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Enterprise Engineer in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Serious money in personal development

    Cons

    not always an obvious path to career advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast Paced environment, great people and great money to be made

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    great work-life balance, with opportunity to work from home. Lots of opportunity to make great money and grow your career.

    Cons

    Management more concerned about numbers than building relationships with Direct Reports.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall Dell was good to me

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    Former Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I worked hard and worked with great colleagues and it was very convenient to work from home. I learned how to be a better employee!

    Cons

    Poor administrative practices. Very dated internal tools. Very limited US hiring in the future. Probable additional reductions in force with the adjustment to privatization. After almost 17 years, I was terminated after NOT being allowed to take voluntary separation 60 days prior; result was reduced severance, abrupt departure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Multiple changes in strategic direction created a too much turmoil. Need to work smarter, not harder. Need to learn how to say "no".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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