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Dell Reviews in Bethesda, MD

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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2.0 1 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell

Michael S. Dell

(2,152 ratings)

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors(in 463 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed(in 156 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance can be a myth if you are a manager working with global team(in 145 reviews)

  • If you are looking for a position, stick to a senior management position(in 74 reviews)

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    Bidding low in order to win govt contracts

    LAN Administrator (Current Employee) Bethesda, MD

    ProsFor entry-level jobs, there are opportunities if you're willing to accept below market pay. Mid-level job rates are better aligned with the market. The low bidder strategy initially got the company the lion's share of IT contracts, creating employment opportunities

    ConsNot too many opportunities to move up. One gets the sense that the company just cares about filling a job slot and keeping that slot filled indefinitely. Employees are always getting creative reasons why they will not get raises-even cost-of-living raises. The company fosters a culture where folks make decisions more for self-preservation rather than to benefit the company's mission. Benefits are not great but align with most companies in the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent. Provide real prospects with measurable goals for career growth by setting expectations and rewarding employees when they attain or exceed those goals. These types of actions will motivate employees to work even harder for the company because they feel like they are stakeholders in the company's success.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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