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Dell Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
4,028 Reviews
3.4
4,028 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
2,459 Ratings

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.  

    Very good company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Dell is the work / life balance. Great leadership and awesome team work environment.

    Cons

    Global hours meaning sometimes there are late night calls. Minimal amount of diversity in leadership in particular cultures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue strong leadership

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If you're on the right project -- a bunch of fun and actual work being done at the same time

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

    I have been working at Dell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very chill. Work from whenever wherever, as long as you get your sprint work done.
    Latest development techniques, software used.
    Shared work space (no cubes) for our team -- rest of office in cubes though
    On a team doing stuff that Dell has never done before, forming a new, awesome work environment.

    Cons

    Better hourly would be nice
    Need more talent
    This is just the team I worked with, which is not the run-of-the-mill Dell stuff. Cannot speak for the other 95% of Dell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are on the right track forming a vision for Dell Software into the future, and actually committing to it. However, you need better talent -- be more careful who you hire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Jul 29, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with Dell. How cool that you get to work on projects that Dell has never done before. Sounds fun and hopefully rewarding! We share ... More

  3.  

    Overall great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, benefits, and pay.

    Cons

    There is a large disconnect between upper management and the day to day operations that run the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take an interest and learn more about the business you're managing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Team Leader in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Help Desk Team Leader in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Dell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Management, Great Salaries, Good Opportunities for Motivated Employees

    Cons

    Adaptability required for all levels (not a con, a word of caution)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Vendor fairs, great pay, great benefits, family values, community driven,

    Cons

    I have no Cons at all

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The Customer is #1 at Dell

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

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

    Pros

    Dell promotes the best culture I've ever seen in a company. Our customers are at the absolute center of what we do and how we do it. The people I work with are amazing at all levels, above and below.

    Cons

    We're transitioning into a private company. There are a lot of hiccups with this in regards to compensation, year-end-reviews, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company to work for!

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love that every day at work I am learning and being challenged. My co-worker's are great and the atmosphere is upbeat. The expectations are high, but Dell provides all the tools necessary for you to excel at your job.

    Cons

    The job is demanding, many hours are put in and there is always more to do. With that said, it is part of the reason I love my job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company and Great Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Dell Secureworks in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Dell Secureworks in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Dell full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great corporate Executive Structure, Ownership is terrific. Company is on solid footing. Great Corporate bonuses based on performance of the company. Great work/life balance. PC benefits and E-deals are terrific.. Company has some solid partners like Secureworks...

    Cons

    Some of the Systems need to be consolidated to make work easier...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what your doing. Continue investing in people leaders... Impressed with Michael Dell. One of the most respected CEO in the business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Jul 25, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thanks for the awesome review! We think the people and work/life balance are pretty great too! Although our systems can be a challenge, we are confident that our leaders and people are doing what ... More

  10.  

    Love working at Dell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Onsite Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Onsite Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Constantly challanged to learn. Allways looking to improve my knowledge. Every day I am learning. I am always improving my skills to make me better at my job. If you are not learning, you will fall behind.

    Cons

    Lot of time behind a windsheild. Put 500+ miles a week in the car.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the pace of change. Always chalange the norm to improve the next best thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great employee culture, Opportunities to Work in many functional areas

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing talent and the opportunity to work with people across the globe every day. Outcome focused environment gives you a lot flexibility for how you get your work done. There is also great opportunity to work and learn in many different areas.

    Cons

    Dell is a big ship that turns slowly. I believe the worst is behind them but the restructuring due to the move to private was challenging. There are constant changes,but they are clear that is part of this environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, keep focus on your people and their well-being

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Jul 8, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your candid and helpful feedback. Please know that we share what our users are posting with our Leadership team on a regular basis and your comments are very helpful!

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