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Updated Dec 8, 2014
Updated Dec 8, 2014
873 Interview Reviews

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Ad Hoc. The company I interviewed with had just been acquired by Dell. There was a discrepancy between their hiring practices versus Dell.
    This will probably not be applicable to Dell today.

    Interview Questions
    • Not difficult, but unexpected.... how do transistors work? I could answer that perfectly.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    MBA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a one stage interview with 2 people that lasted about 40 minutes. My experience was covered in great detail. I was asked questions on what kind of working environment I was looking for, what my strengths were, what leadership was to me and given a case question at the end. It was very conversational in style and I made sure to give them good reasons why I wanted to work for them, what I knew about them. I also followed up with substantive questions at the end.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Various Positions In Mid-level Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Mostly behavioral interviews with one or two managers. Competency-based interviews. Focus on driving for results, leadership abilities, ability to deal with and manage change.
    Hiring managers usually do not have much leeway on salary/benefits negotiations.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Software Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    I had an on-campus interview. The interview was not technical - the interviewer was very friendly, asked about my past experiences and strengths/weaknesses. There was only one round of interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to be adaptable/flexible given the resources you have.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Dell Response

    Nov 17, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience. Congratulations on your offer!

  6.  

    Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacted me, was a bit rude in the process, but company intrigued me. There was no phone screen. They called me in for an interview based on my resume. Was a very uncoordinated process and met with different individuals from different teams. There were no difficult questions, more about daily processes. Hiring manager was supposed to meet with me but bailed for another commitment and never rescheduled. I never heard back from HR either. Horribly run organization.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Dell Response

    Nov 17, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    We are terribly disappointed and sorry to learn of your poor experience. Your post will be shared with our teams to further determine what we can do better in the future. Thank you for taking the ... More

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    Apply on Dell job, had a on campus interview. Two engineering managers asked me questions about my project. Interviewing with Dell is honestly the best interview experience I've ever had. Much better than Google, Microsoft. The people who interviewed me made me feel like they really care, and they are actually trying to see if I am a good fit for a job in Dell. Overall it's a great experience

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Dell Response

    Nov 17, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Dell. We are happy to hear that your experience was so positive. Best of luck to you!

  8.  

    Prosupport Tech Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Round Rock, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Round Rock, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Dell in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received an email from the Hiring Requiter. She asked when I was available. Since I was off worked that day I went the same day she sent the email. The interview was with a manager and a team lead. They asked a few questions on my background and previous experience in the field(which I had none). Interview was about 30-45 minutes. A day later the hiring requiter sent me a email with an offer and I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • The Most difficult question I was asked was," What parts a computer do you need to make it boot?"
      It was a hardware question so it was pretty simple. They are really interested in if you have customer service experience.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since I had no experience I was only offered the base starting offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Product Marketing Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The hiree will go thru multiple interviews with director level management people and will also need to show the engineering level interviewers that they can span both areas. The areas of interest tend to be around both Strategy capabilities and command skills as well as ability to work with teams to lead them down the proper paths.

    Interview Questions
    • What have you done in your career to help leap frog technology processes.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Dell Response

    Nov 12, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your review and sharing your experience. We are thrilled you accepted your offer and look forward to you joining the company!

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dell.

    Interview Details

    Had a bit of a weird experience. The interview was by no means difficult (behavioral questions mostly). But the interviewer was wearing tennis shoes and began to take on a very apathetic tone as soon as he found out I was applying to other firms in addition to Dell. Could very well have been a fluke, but not a great experience nonetheless.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you worked in a group and there was a disagreement.   Answer Question
    • What do you know about Dell as a company?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Dell Response

    Nov 17, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your feedback. We are definitely a more casual culture here at Dell but apathy during an interview is not welcome. We will share your comments with our team internally so that we may ... More

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was asked for technical interviews with two different groups, no HR part involved so far. Applied through university. Interview invitation sent by email. We got a free dinner (dell networking event) the night before interview day.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic data structure, string manipulation, pointers. Since I learned about these during freshmen year, I pretty much forgot most of these when I was interviewed. I didn't review because I thought first round should be HR, but I was wrong...   Answer Question
    No Offer

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