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Dell Reviews in Reston, VA

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
4,028 Reviews
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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.  

    Excellent Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Product Specialist in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Technical Product Specialist in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, Reasonable work load, great compensation!

    Cons

    Wish I lived closer, really nothing bad about the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More free lunches would be appreciated!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Started off with a lot of promise...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Started out great with comprehensive training, good coworkers, great environment, and an awesome manager. There was a lot of motivation to work hard, because pay increases were within reach and earning commission was a big goal

    Cons

    Changes were made to leadership and incentives: lots of lay-offs, and it got a lot more difficult to reach pay bumps. Training disappeared, and so did the collegial environment that we had had

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need training, accessible management, and pay that corresponds with their achievements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Dont do it!

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Respected company, good benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Ever changing management, product focus. Too many (Dell) reps per account all competing with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blow it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dell DSG in Reston, VA

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - BDR in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - BDR in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    Dress code is non existent so if you are into casual dress this place is for you. Also, the average age of employees here is around 25 at the high end which means lots of lacrosse in the office and tossing footballs. It is kind of like working in a daycare for pre-adults.

    Good place to get a first job to learn how things shouldn't be done and if you can make it here a year in any role sales or technical you can make it in a professional environment with your eyes closed.

    Cons

    This place is a puppy mill and a sweat shop which created the concept of "keep it simple stupid" with the emphasis on stupid. They constantly demand more and give less, expect long hours well beyond what is industry practice (and that is saying something). You're not as good as your last effort and there is no concept of loyalty, investment or care for your place as an employee they totally expect you to stay there 3 months or less and their "table model" screams this. You can make money here there is no doubt but what is in doubt is if your sanity relative to the idiocy will sustain you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and do your people and the business a favor because your lack of vision is appalling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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