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Dell Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
4,037 Reviews
3.4
4,037 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 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.  

    Overall a great company to work for....

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Great people working at the company and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement is very politically charged and you have a better chance being paid market value if you come from outside the company.

  2.  

    Comp

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    No micro managent. Benefits

    Cons

    Having to much reporting. Benefits change yearly. Busy season is hectic and can take you away from your weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more on a solid work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Great working climate
    supportive staff
    good foot in door position

    Cons

    not stable job security for contractors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A great place to work if you can find the right team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Social Media Consultant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance and overall flexibility is great, opportunities for vertical and horizontal career shifts are plentiful, a culture that embraces diversity, going private has invigorated the CEO and that enthusiasm has trickled down to team members.

    Cons

    Your mileage may definitely vary at Dell, depending on which team you join and who your manager is. I know plenty of people with less-than-happy experiences. Navigating this massive corporate structure of people, organizations, and priorities can make getting things done exhausting. The current internal slogan is "welcome to the world's largest start-up", but old habits die hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-orgs do not cure systemic problems, they just move those problems around. Pay people what they're worth, and invest in making the campuses more pleasant working environments - from the lighting to the food to the decor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    I would recommend Dell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Three Different IT Jobs in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Three Different IT Jobs in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dell is a high pace, high stress company but that means that things get done fast which I really enjoyed. And I loved the fact that it's such a large company that there are a lot of career opportunities if someone is interested in trying out different roles. If you like the above then it is a place for you.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the best but since I held various roles at Dell it varies somewhat depending on your role and your team. But I guess it is a result of being a high pace environment. Another cons is that there are a lot of reorganizations hence your manager is likely to change frequently which is sometimes bad for your career advancement since you will have to prove yourself again to the new manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that reorganization is necessary sometimes but I feel that Dell has too many of those which impacts everyone in the company and sometimes results in going back to the old ways which we failed in the past. I would like to see senior management communicating the reasoning behind these decisions so everyone can understand and support these directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Financial Analysis in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Financial Analysis in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Great people to work with and many opportunities. Ideal place to start a career and see many sides of the business from a finance perspective

    Cons

    Changes are rapid and happen somewhat frequently. Some roles come with global calendars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for highly driven, self motivated leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    sky's the limit. you can try just about anything - creativity is encouraged

    Cons

    work hard, very long hours, not a good work-life balance. highly competitive internal environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to learn how to be a successful business professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Senior Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Senior Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company, competitive wages and benefits, good people overall, good promotion opportunity for driven and successful people

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, lack of consistency in development and application of business strategy, company guidelines, etc., falling behind in regards to wage competitiveness with other Tier 1 technology companies, poor work life balance, some bad leaders that lead through intimidation, claims to be open to new ideas but doesn't follow through, still the "good ol' boys" culture in some pockets (primarily sales)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the red tape. Don't lead the company with short, narrow vision and be so reactionary to market conditions, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Business Advisor working toward instilling culture of Six Sigma within the organization.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dell in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Dell in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    People are great and Dell is very flexible in order to maintain a work - life balance.

    Cons

    Sr Management not involved to understand day to day operations and make decisions based only on bottom dollar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to work for certain people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Architecture Senior Advisor in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Solutions Architecture Senior Advisor in Remote, OR

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

    Pros

    Dell is all about driving revenues. If you are good at functioning within a somewhat unstructured, and at times, overly bureaucratic environment, you will function well. The pay rates are good. You have to be a performer, a value contributor to maintain your employment. Work/life balance is the best feature of working for Dell. You are your own boss to some extent. Hit your numbers, achieve your objectives, get noticed, and you can be successful.

    Cons

    Old boys network among management. Too many reorganizations that interfere with the last plans and strategies. Change for changes sake is perceived. I believe it is because upper management protects each other in their roles, even when they do not succeed. At times, I feel as though I have not control over my career. At the higher levels of positions, there is eventually no way to advance as an "individual contributor".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sitting behind the desk and looking at numbers. Get out and participate in the customer gathering effort, and the delivery efforts. Make some investments in areas that Dell should be providing services, even though they may not bring in millions in revenue on day one. Have a longer range view on investments in new capabilities, and services offering to the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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