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Dell Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
4,035 Reviews
3.4
4,035 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
2,462 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    One of the best place to work..good pay and work life balance

    Cons

    nothing much to say. It is a good place to work

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow and work with some of the smartest people!

    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work opportunities! I love being able to work remote which helps me balance my work life overall. Leadership very supportive of this.

    Cons

    Scope of work can be larger than someone might be used to in a previous job. You are the one in control to build your career so it’s important to learn to maneuver through the company for exposure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall Good company - Better than most

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

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

    Pros

    above average salary
    excellent benefits
    tons of free training available
    lots of good charity opportunities

    Cons

    role confusion
    lack of thorough documentation process
    management in-fighting gets old
    re-orgs too frequently for anything to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing politics with each other. The rest of us sometimes just laugh at it.

    Stop the frequent re-orgs. The amount of money and time wasted on them is ridiculous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Comp

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    No micro managent. Benefits

    Cons

    Having to much reporting. Benefits change yearly. Busy season is hectic and can take you away from your weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work more on a solid work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience overall

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

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Great working climate
    supportive staff
    good foot in door position

    Cons

    not stable job security for contractors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    401k, work life balance, challenging work

    Cons

    get lost in the shuffel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees what they are worth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I would recommend Dell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Three Different IT Jobs in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Three Different IT Jobs in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dell is a high pace, high stress company but that means that things get done fast which I really enjoyed. And I loved the fact that it's such a large company that there are a lot of career opportunities if someone is interested in trying out different roles. If you like the above then it is a place for you.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the best but since I held various roles at Dell it varies somewhat depending on your role and your team. But I guess it is a result of being a high pace environment. Another cons is that there are a lot of reorganizations hence your manager is likely to change frequently which is sometimes bad for your career advancement since you will have to prove yourself again to the new manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that reorganization is necessary sometimes but I feel that Dell has too many of those which impacts everyone in the company and sometimes results in going back to the old ways which we failed in the past. I would like to see senior management communicating the reasoning behind these decisions so everyone can understand and support these directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to start a career

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

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Great people to work with and many opportunities. Ideal place to start a career and see many sides of the business from a finance perspective

    Cons

    Changes are rapid and happen somewhat frequently. Some roles come with global calendars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place for highly driven, self motivated leaders

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

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    sky's the limit. you can try just about anything - creativity is encouraged

    Cons

    work hard, very long hours, not a good work-life balance. highly competitive internal environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great place to learn how to be a successful business professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Senior Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Senior Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company, competitive wages and benefits, good people overall, good promotion opportunity for driven and successful people

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy, lack of consistency in development and application of business strategy, company guidelines, etc., falling behind in regards to wage competitiveness with other Tier 1 technology companies, poor work life balance, some bad leaders that lead through intimidation, claims to be open to new ideas but doesn't follow through, still the "good ol' boys" culture in some pockets (primarily sales)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the red tape. Don't lead the company with short, narrow vision and be so reactionary to market conditions, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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