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Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
3,614 Reviews

3.3
3,614 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
2,231 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors (in 468 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed (in 158 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a challenge; frequent reorganizations affect work quality (in 146 reviews)

  • The senior management reporting to Michael is very uneven with a couple of real bozos (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great work life balance, flexible with roles

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX

    Pros

    Best work life balance among tech companies today
    You can move roles every 18 months
    Meritocracy upto a point
    They pay really well for Texas

    Cons

    Constant fears of layoffs
    Frequent reorgs
    Growth beyond a point is hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Aug 18, 2014Candidate & Employee Experience Team

    Thanks so much for your constructive feedback! We will take this feedback into consideration!

  2.  

    Great Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Middle Management
    Former Employee - Middle Management

    Pros

    Offers ongoing employee online training within your career path
    Listens and takes action on employee survey concerns

    Cons

    Annual increase percentage can be small, depending on division

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of over restrictive bell curve-- truly base increases on employee performance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Great people, Michael is a true entrepreneur and there is always room to grow

    Cons

    Work life balance is satisfactory, however could stand some improvements and promotions could come a little quicker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be real from the top down. Build that TRUST.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance promoted within the larger organization as well as all business arms.
    - 5% matching 401k
    - Immediately vested
    - A great place to learn and expand one's career
    - Great individuals to work with
    - Management style systematically avoids micromanagement
    - Consulting opportunities allow for further understanding of various business models by working with external customers

    Cons

    - Pay scale is lower in low to medium level management compared with industry
    - Sales positions have been faced with tougher quotas progressively, especially in light of improving generated revenues
    - Organizational landscape has been in a state of ongoing flux due to change to private ownership
    - Organizational model has never established a footing in a particular model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Revenue alignment in services leads to frequent internal misalignment of priorities between account management and practice management
    - Heavy emphasis on tools has deflated emphasis on consulting to customers' real needs and business objectives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work at overall, even for a contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in Aliso Viejo, CA

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Good resources to get your job done
    People are great at Aliso Viejo office
    Nice facilities, free coffee!
    Approachable and responsive management
    Exciting projects to work on
    Plenty of room to grow

    Cons

    Nothing bad really except that contractors don't get to enjoy the same benefits of working from home as FTEs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Dell Response

    Aug 12, 2014Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that our team members in Aliso Viejo are happy (and not to mention get free coffee!) Your comments are appreciated and we will share with our ... More

  7.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    lots of mobility, good vision for the future, good communications, talented people, many locations, good reputation in the industry, numerous industry awards.

    Cons

    can be difficult to coordinate with multiple organizations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    God

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for even tho I was contracted out.

    Cons

    There was not the best communication.

  9.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast ever changing environment that kept up with the business

    Cons

    Difficulty in advancing career as a remote employee

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Great life balance, work from home

    Cons

    no opportunities for advancement, stay in the same job forever, and ever and ever and ever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more opportunities to advance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Dell is a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategist  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Strategist in Round Rock, TX

    Pros

    The people are what makes Dell a great place. Work life balance is important but it is up to you to make it happen. There is always something new and changing that can give you new challenges.

    Cons

    Focus, There are so many things going on that some times people are not allowed to stay focused.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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