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Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. If you are hired on as a temp do not walk, RUN AWAY!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pflugerville, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pflugerville, TX

    I worked at Dell as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hands on training! The Dell Managers are great with their tools and training to make sure you are ready to hit the floor. There's even a great tool which goes over everything you learn in training in case you forget. Awesome and friendly co-workers who are willing to assist you if you're experiencing an issue. There's a Starbucks in every building and a somewhat healthy cafe...definitely not a whole foods type.

    Cons

    You have to arrive at least 20-30 minutes before your shift just to be able to find a parking spot (5 minutes) and then walk to you building (10 minutes) along with the time it takes to log in and clock in. The systems are slightly outdated, some of the programs feel as if you're in the 80's still. DO NOT I repeat DO NOT take a position under Staff Management! One thing I was warned, is there is a very high turn over for temps, which I didn't understand until I was in the cross hairs of one of the temp managers. During my contract, myself and several others were concerned about an employee who was slacking on their duties. When we voiced our concerns to Staff Management, our opinions were seen as us "ganging" up on rather than feedback. There is a TON of workplace discrimination here. As a temp you cannot receive feedback from your department's manager, you're not able to attend work outings and have to stay behind while you're team is out enjoying a day of fun nor can you attend team meetings. In addition, as a temp you are held to a higher standard than permanent employees. You must dress business professional at all times while the permanent employees can wear basketball shorts and flip flops. It's absolutely astonishing how much discrimination is happening.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and GET A NEW VENDOR FOR YOUR TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES! Stop being a middle man and be a manager! This isn't a parent teacher conference it's a business, you should be giving feedback directly instead of asking someone else to do your job. Recognize the dead weights of your teams and correct the action rather than watching it and allowing it to get to it's worst. In the end it's only going to affect you, your company and your clients.


  2. Technical support Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for to get training to get certification.

    Cons

    Micro management. Not enough training to help you in your job. It's not about what you know, it's who you know!


  3. Ehh

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    -benefits -pay - location -theres always overtime somewhere

    Cons

    -hostile environment -overwork a person - learn as you go situation

    Advice to Management

    Nobody's fault its a matter of organizing a situation better


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Nothing But A Revolving Door

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative II in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative II in Nashville, TN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The earning potential there is good and they also have annual trips for high performing sales people. Good, but expensive, benefits.

    Cons

    Dell is way too concerned about activity metrics. EVERYTHING has a metric tied to it so it appears as though they often forget what the end goal is by chasing metrics. Career paths are more limited than they advertised. Comp plan changes always favor Dell. There is always someone over your shoulder for something. Quotas are unrealistically high so you spend more time than necessary chasing an enormous quota.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to listen to your employees and actually take their advice into consideration. The Big Brother mentality is a major turnoff.


  6. Contractor at Dell

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros: Excellent Pay even as a contractor, excellent growth opportunity and room to learn Dell business acumen.

    Cons

    Contractors are not treated as equal Dell employees unfortunately. If you are lucky enough to have a manager who recognizes your talent and hard work you could be eligible for hire on.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work life balance, treat contractors as Dell employees, hire within your contractors.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Finance Experience at Dell

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work / life balance, remote working arrangements, can find places where to gain good experience, respectable company for your resume

    Cons

    lots of uninteresting jobs, very low yearly salary increase (if any), off-shoring many jobs has hurt career path in Headquarter Offices, lack of growth in many areas, cost cutting is mostly on sub management employees

    Advice to Management

    be more direct in communications, avoid trying to sell uninteresting jobs as it leads to unhappy deceived employees


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr Client Delivery Manaher

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

    I have been working at Dell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with a great local team

    Cons

    No awareness of staff outside of Dell offices

    Advice to Management

    read all of the Tell Dell comments


  9. Good foot in the door, not sure beyond that

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

    I worked at Dell (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting a break entry level depending where you live can be difficult. Easy entry for someone just starting or changing careers

    Cons

    Sometimes little to no advancement depending on the site.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Beware - Get full details and be sure before joining

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

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Campus at Sec - 125 Good working environment - depends on team members and manager

    Cons

    You will die waiting for promotions or Internal Job Movements Employees being deprived of basic facilities Bonus and appraisals are poor and u will never get a reason for so. No proper grievance addresal. At time of salary negotiation u will be promised bonus and salary but, later on you either won't get one or get just too little. No cab facility available. No bench policy. Way too much politics. No one keeps their word. No work life balance you can get a call to work anytime.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your word and be transparent in your decisions. Acknowledge the hard work of employees. Employees should be given a chance to grow within the company. Trainings should be available to keep in touch with the latest technology.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good pay, average work, poor career opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Minneapolis, MN

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

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

    Pros

    - Pay is very competitive for geography. - There can be great work-life balance. - PTO is very good. - Work can be interesting for some and for others not so much.

    Cons

    - Poor training of managers - sometimes no training of managers for a long time. - Career development at this location is non-existent. - Trying to retain very loose startup culture for what needs to be a mature organization. This can lead to poor process and unreasonable process aversion, poor communication, and scalability issues within organization. - For some work-life balance can be very poor. - Interesting work can be hard to find for some. Product is becoming legacy (scale up storage) in a fast changing storage industry. Company seems to be more interested in partnering with other technology companies to create product in fast growing areas (converged/hyper-converged infrastructure, e.g., Nutanix and VMware EVO:RAIL, at over 150% y/y in the last year) by taking Dell servers, adding software from these partners, and wrapping it in Dell service. Thus, intellectual property creation is diminished and the company becomes dependent upon partners and can lose employees that want to work on products that contain internally created IP.

    Advice to Management

    Increase accountability of organization. Adhere to a development process that provides feedback from management much earlier and more consistently. Put quality into the product earlier in the development cycle. Provide training for new managers early in their tenure as managers.



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