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Dell Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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MBA Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Round Rock, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – Dell visited our campus and selected interviewees based on applications submitted by students. The process is very standard where you meet and interview with a representative of Dell and then have a follow-up/secondary review afterwards. Overall the process is not terribly grueling and is very manageable as I found the people running the interviews to be likable and easy to talk to.

Interview Question – All of the questions were very straightforward and nothing a well-versed interviewee shouldn't expect. I suppose the hardest to answer for me was "What do you hope to benefit from the internship process?" For me, internships are required so I hadn't really thought of what I was looking to accomplish ahead of time.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very straightforward, easy to deal with. Not much negotiation necessary as it was an intern offer.

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Database Administrator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Dallas, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in September 2013.

Interview Details – The initial interview process is a screening test with some basic database administration questions.
Then, there is a first level technical discussion to analyse the basic skill set required for the job.
Third round is a detailed technical discussion with a senior associate.
Final round is the HR discussion.

Interview Question – How to configure F5 load balancer with SSL enabled connection with oracle discoverer 11g.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary offered did not meet my expectations

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Easy Interview

Prescreening Interview Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Dell

Interview Details – It was a basic behavioural interview. Only asked me about my resume.
Still waiting for the response

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Accepted Offer

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Operations Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Nashville, TN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dell in June 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process is fairly fundamental and effective as long as the applicant listens closely to the questions and follows the instructions. The key is to answer questions using real past experience. They are not trick questions, they are simply set up so the applicant can share historical facts instead of tomorrow's theory.

Interview Question – "Tell me about a time when you had multiple high priority deadlines approaching and you realized you could not make them all nor make everyone happy. What did you do? How did it turn out?"   Answer Question

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Information Architect/User Experience Interview

Anonymous Employee
Round Rock, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Dell in October 2012.

Interview Details – I started with two phone interviews: one with HR, and another with a senior manager. Afterward I was called in to interview with three different senior managers at the same time in a panel style interview.

Interview Question – I was asked to review a short work requisite, given thirty minutes alone to craft a solution, then needed to present this solution in presentation format to the managers afterward.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They called and offered a salary, followed up by a formal letter.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Software Engineer - PHP Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at Dell

Interview Details – 1. Initial HR Interview
2. Technical Phone Interview with team

HR was not responsible. When i asked about the result of the interview. She said they are interviewing other candidates and asked me to proceed with other job opportunities.

They interviewed for DELL services, enterprise rent a car project. The code base seem to be procedural and the team is scattered around US and the Job had weekly rotation call support.

Interview Question – Basic PHP, SQL, Object Oriented programming questions. Like what is expansion for PHP. What is abstract class. What is a class and what is a object. Difference between PHP Version 3,4 and 5. Singleton?Different Joins in SQL.   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Round Rock, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in August 2010.

Interview Details – Easy interview nothing unexpected

Interview Question – More interested in your skills   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Technical Account Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dell in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and heard back within two weeks. All initial communication took place via email with human resources. There was an initial HR screening that lasted approximately 15 minutes. Next, telephone interviews were scheduled for technical review. If you make it past the technical interview, the final interview will be conducted face-to-face.

Interview Question – Can you give me the model numbers for servers you have supported?   View Answer

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No Offer

Positive Experience

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Healthcare Facets Trainer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Dell in March 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online, received email 4 weeks after application. Interview was great via Skype.

Interview Question – Why are you qualified for this position?   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

Business Analysis Advisor Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Dell in September 2013.

Interview Details – The initial call back took a while, but once the interviews began, it went really fast.

Interview Question – I was able to handle the interview questions because I had previous and current experience with the position.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Was happy with offer

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