Dell
3.3 of 5 3,136 reviews
www.dell.com Round Rock, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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70% Approve of the CEO

Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell

Michael S. Dell

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work/life balance is amazing - remote/telecommute work is a huge part of the company culture"
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  • "That means I can sometimes attend kid's functions or work from home if needed"
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Cons:
  • "great work life balance with no hard driven ambitious people around"
    in 128 reviews
  • "If you are looking for a position, stick to a senior management position"
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Nice experience at Dell

Marketing Consultant (Former Employee)
Fairfax, VA

I worked at Dell full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart, dedicated, passionate about Dell's technologies people. Good pay. Great end-to-end tech strategies.

ConsPerhaps too many executives in TX - I think they lose a little of the sense of what is going on in the rest of the US.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make execs so dependent on living in Round Rock.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Inside Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Oklahoma City, OK

I worked at Dell full-time for more than a year

ProsDell has a great diverse environment. I lived in Oklahoma City and yet when went to work it reminded me of West coast somewhat because of diversity...saw one employee with a pink Mohawk and variety of ethnicities and races. They listen to their people to make things better. Pay is good. Get gifts often such as small speakers for your phone/pc, Thunder tickets, etc. Dell believes in work-life balance. Benefits are great...matches charity contributions.

ConsCons were moreso my fault so none to mention.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent Work/Life balance. Ability to change jobs after 18 months in a role. Good Pay and Benefits, Base Pay and Bonus is above Market in Austin.

ConsToo many re-orgs,constant churn in org structure.Management not well tuned towards Individual career development . Career progression only due to changes to a different role, not much scope for linear progression.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep each org stable for atleast 2 yrs, constant org churn is not doing good for Employee Morale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dell, a fairly good company

Senior Operations Engineering (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Dell full-time for more than a year

ProsA good company to work for - coworkers seem to get along.
the day to day was enjoyable
if not directly involved with customers dress was casual which a lot of folks (workers) liked

Consa lot of layoffs - and then rehire.
moved a lot of operations overseas

Advice to Senior Managementtry to be a bit more patriotic with 'Made in America' but, I know, business is business and you must be competitive. (Michael, you got rid of all your US factories - did your business folks ever add up ALL the costs of doing business overseas?) Yup, Wall street rules!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company went from public to private there, so was victim to a reduction in force.

Field Technical Consultant (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Dell full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Benefits
Education, certifications, wealth of benefits
Good severance package when they did reduce the workforce after going private

ConsLarge complex management and communication structure.
Limited opportunities after 2014 RIF

Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify on boarding and navigation for remote employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A tough master to work for

Quality Engineer (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Dell full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPay for performance, merit based raises, profit sharing. Good training opportunities.

ConsLittle to know advancement opportunities. Too much of the 'good old boy' network in promotion and hiring decisions. New people brought it at higher levels with no experience rather than promoting from within.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou have lost a lot of good people due to stupid office politics and uncertainty. Where is the company headed? This was always a mystery.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Decent place to work

Trainer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dell full-time

ProsPay was good, work environment was nice. Enjoyed working with the large majority of people there. Insurance coverage was great.

ConsMy position was created and eliminated very quickly.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Round Rock, TX

I have been working at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSupport work life balance well

ConsNeed to diversify the growth opportunities within Austin and accept inputs from folks from different background and gender

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I worked at Dell

ProsGreat management, love the work/life balance, great resume booster. Lots of smart, motivated people that are a joy to work with. And can't beat the weather in Austin!

ConsMany layers of management, hard to get things done. Long path to promotion. Can oftentimes be many late hours in the office to hit project deadlines.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dell

Prosgreat work life balance for employees

Consbig company, lots of process

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