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Dell Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
San Jose, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Dell in September 2011.

Interview Details – 7 interviews

Interview Question – How would you sell enterprise, mobility, software, and services to customer?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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Technical Support Engineer Interview

Technical Support Engineer
Austin, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Dell in January 2013.

Interview Details – Timeline for initial communications, scheduling interviews, and getting application feedback were good. Timeline for screening, interviewing, and offer/no offer made was in line with expectations. Expectations from a job scheduling stand point were not always made clear.

Interview Question – the question was regards to a very specific technical specification regarding Dell equipment that is not one an interviewee would typically expect. Typically industry hardware and software topics would be expected.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Not a lot of negotiation room on compensation based on experience and skills. Industry standards are typically adhered to fairy strictly.

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Product Manager Interview

Product Manager
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in November 2013.

Interview Details – request initial phone interview, hiring manager phone interview, and finally f2f interview. It may takes some time to align with all people's schedule.

Interview Question – Ask me to prepare an business proposal under an set situation. The porposal should be 2-3 pages long and certain straggic and tactical details. This is unexpected because this may be a part of the work when you get into the position and business environment.   Answer Question

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Sales Specialist Interview

Sales Specialist
Austin, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 12 months - interviewed at Dell in June 2011.

Interview Details – Year long process. Flown to Round Rock twice with team interviews and one on one

Negotiation Details – Quick. Accurate. Reasonable

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Round Rock, TX

I applied in-person and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview. Onsite interview with manager. Group interview as third/ final interview.

Interview Question – Lots of personality questions. More interest in my personality than knowledge of technology. Asked me "why do you want to work here?" and "What do you know about Dell."   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiations. Just given base salary and told that a commission structure existed.

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Senior Systems Engineer Interview

Senior Systems Engineer

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – Remote Interview process. Didn't have to fly to Round Rock.

Interview Question – more technical quest then anything.   Answer Question

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Sales Analyst Interview

Sales Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – The interview process is very straight forward. I met with two levels of management as well as the team. Everyone was very friendly and forthcoming about what they liked and disliked about the job.

Interview Question – What was the worst experience you ever went through at any job?   Answer Question

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Claims Examiner Interview

Claims Examiner
Davenport, IA

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

Interview Details – Job was found through word of mouth. I was called for an interivew. Upon arrival was taken in a seperate room and asked questions such as, my experience, typing skills, hours available and such. Supervisor interviewed me and looked over my application. Told me I was hired as long as I passed drug testing. She then took me around the room to show me the layout and meet the team leads and a few other coworkers. I was emailed a few times about getting my diploma, was called for a drug test. Four weeks later I was called and started my job a week later.

Interview Question – The most difficult question I was asked was: What would you do in a situation where you were faced with a co worker who was spreading rumors about you?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation.

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Network Engineer Interview

Network Engineer
Plano, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Dell in September 2013.

Interview Details – Phone screen and interview. Background check and drug screen.

Interview Question – Work through everything that could prohibit one host from reaching another.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Back and forth with HR

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Program Manager Interview

Program Manager
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Dell.

Interview Details – My resume was referred by an employee within the company. I was contacted by the recruiter a week later, who scheduled an interview with three people on the team, including the hiring manager. All initial communications were made via e-mail.

Interview Question – Give us a situation where you deal with ambiguity and what was the outcome. "Dealing with ambiguity" is a staple at Dell.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I tried to negotiate a higher salary over the phone, but the recruiter basically told me that was as high as they were willing to go.

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