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Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
3,767 Reviews
3.4
3,767 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors (in 518 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed (in 187 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a challenge; frequent reorganizations affect work quality (in 161 reviews)

  • The senior management reporting to Michael is very uneven with a couple of real bozos (in 79 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great project and people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell as an intern

    Pros

    The project you will be working on is both useful and challenging. You will always have something to do, but not too much that will overwhelm you. The organized intern events are also lots of fun.

    Cons

    The communication from executives is somewhat lacking.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    tele working helps me to manage my schedule

    Cons

    career opportunities are difficult outside of the US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Development Senior Advisor  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    After brought private, Dell has speed up in many places.

    Cons

    They do not have free coffee, a little bit uncomfortable about this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Having fun everyday

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Daily challenges, working with smart people

    Cons

    Commute distance parking is a walk

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intelligent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The atmosphere I was in was very pleasant

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    Current Employee - CVN Associate  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - CVN Associate in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Dell full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked in the Claims Operation and shared working space amongst salesmen and computer techs. I really enjoyed not working for a health plan, no health plan office politics.

    Cons

    Must be able to work with out supervision and no management was in house however, available remotely.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good

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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

    time, flexibility, policies. Good outing

    Cons

    work life balance, some times

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    17 years at Dell and loving it!

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

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

    Pros

    Love the "get it done" attitude and customer focused culture. Doing what's right for the customer always rises to the top, even when mistakes get made along the way. Have had 9 bosses in 17 years -- all but 1 were fabulous and caring leaders. Fortunately, the one that wasn't left very quickly -- he didn't fit the culture. And, best thing about my job, it keeps me fresh. The job content expands and changes every 12 - 18 months which gives me ongoing challenges and keeps me from being bored. Lastly -- I work from home every Friday and have been for 12 years. Love that I skip commuting one day a week and still have a great career.

    Cons

    It's a very big company. Working anything end to end in this company is hard given its size, different business (client, enterprise, software and services), global reach, etc. Simply said, it's is complex which can make getting things communicated and done difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Aug 25, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for the thorough review (and for 17 years of dedication to Dell!) We appreciate your comments and on a regular basis share with our leaders.

  9.  

    Dell fresh grad hire

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is very good, friendly team members with highly collaborative working style.

    Cons

    knowledge mangement in the company is not great, it takes a lot of struggle to find data .
    Also No free coffee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Sep 18, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Hello! We are happy to hear you enjoy work-life balance and have a supportive and collaborative team. Thank you for telling us about how difficult it is to find data. We share responses with our ... More

  10.  

    4 years and going strong

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    Current Employee - Senior Advisor  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Advisor in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been working at Dell for 4 years and have experienced the transition from public to private and amongst many changes the transition has been smooth. It is almost impossible for a company this size to change directions, but Michael has taken up this impossible task and moving ahead full throttle. The company's direction to move towards software and services has taken up a new meaning internally, many new acquisitions and new software products being developed. Lots of opportunities internally.
    The office culture is one of a very large family, we have our own squibbles but you dare not challenge us, we respond with one force! The spirit of loyalty and personal interest never go out of fashion and that's what keeps Dell going strong.
    Mangers listen and act, Team members actually get work achieved and many rewards await if you do your part.
    Work life balance is excellent, I am a single mom and would NOT have been able to make it through the challenges each day presents without this balance. I wake up every day looking forward to make a difference within my team and DO MORE!

    Cons

    I am yet to find one....

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    Keep doing what you do, we're right behind you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    LOVE IT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Dell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    So many people to meet, so many things to learn and ways to access that information, and an overall great experience. The entrepreneurial flair trickles all the way down to each employee- Dell enables you to take the reigns on your career and propel forward. They really have the support and infrastructure for remote employees and if you are active, you do NOT feel like your own little island.

    Cons

    There are probably too many different internal systems to sign on too, and you have to keep a track sheet of what everything is and why it would be important to yourself at any given time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Aug 25, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Wow - love the enthusiasm in your review! Glad you are here and thank you for the review. The internal systems and processes is on the top of our leaders list for addressing - thank you for sharing.

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