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Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
1,446 Reviews
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1,446 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
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Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors (in 557 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed (in 245 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a challenge; frequent reorganizations affect work quality (in 170 reviews)

  • The senior management reporting to Michael is very uneven with a couple of real bozos (in 81 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Highly competitive environment. Extremely focused on metrics and deliverables.

    Cons

    Lot of backend politics. The company has gone from caring for the employee to only the bottom line. Multiple work force reductions in one year to continue to reduce cost. The motto I heard from others was "Do more with less."

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Post dotcom

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Stability with overall company based primarily on meritocracy. Benefits, access to programs, access to changes in career paths. Changes happen slowly so many approaches are long term and require collaboration with groups. For seasoned professionals, key is how to deliver in matrixed environment.

    Cons

    A lot of long term Dell people vs. fresh ideas. Middle executive ranks rarely push a badge on the table conversations or take risks due to salary and compensation. Favoritism of promotions to executive director and above clearly seen within workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better handle on who is really driving change and how effective it is within the organization. Look, promote and cultivate key people and thought leaders. Those individuals tend to execute longer, carry bigger workloads and strive for next steps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for if you are just getting into IT Solution selling.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    Great team members and you get to build your inside sales skills.

    Cons

    The culture needs to adapt to the times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees in the know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Working at Dell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Dell provides unlimited opportunity for growth. Fast paced environment, fair pay

    Cons

    Who you know is how far you will go. Here, your network is truly your networth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Be ready to embrace change!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great for trying new skills, meeting new people, taking on a leadership role.

    Cons

    Not so great when you aren't consulted about what you want to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To avoid the "square peg/round hole" problem, it is best to include the employee in the conversations before the changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, private direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    benefits, peers, training, resources, salary

    Cons

    confused line of sight, scale, lack of expertise

  8.  

    High performance computing with a high performance team.

    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Dynamic environments that lend themselves to more dynamic growth in any role chosen.
    Direct Supervisors and Team leads are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Getting hired on as a employee vs. working as a contractor.

  9.  

    Software Development Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Great place to work. HR is friendly and nice. Learn and meet a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Limited free time outside of work, management can be overly bossy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to relax more and not be so uptight all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, but no job security

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    -Great atmosphere
    -great team support
    -challenging job (which is a plus for me)

    Cons

    -commission and pay structure changed and not for the better
    -no job security
    -sales force leads are garbage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a better, more accurate marketing team. Try not to have so many layoffs in one year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Dell Response

    Mar 5, 2015Candidate & Employee Experience Team

    Thanks for the honest feedback! We value your opinion and will keep management abreast on your review.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company not amazing pay

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Plano, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The ethics, they treat their employees excellent.

    Cons

    Not to many social/team building events. Due to outsourcing pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more team building activities. Promote from with in to match outsourcing strategies, if your employees don't feel they will be promoted you will lose top talent to competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Mar 5, 2015Candidate & Employee Experience Team

    Thanks so much for your feedback!

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