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Updated August 1, 2015
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
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Pros
  • I maintain a very healthy work/life balance by putting boundaries up in my day / week / year that are reserved for personal time (in 557 reviews)

  • Some teams are open for work from home (in 245 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is only there "if they like you/" Training is only done just to say "it's done (in 170 reviews)

  • Poor senior management at the regional level (in 81 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    A great place to work during another very exciting time in Dell's history!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Program Management Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Program Management Consultant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great career development and career path options. Dynamic, exciting work environment. Solid leadership who communicates frequently and effectively. Great people to work with. Excellent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Most managers are great. Some, however are not! Your team will only be as good as it's leadership...

    Advice to Management

    Encourage managers to frequently reach out to their employees and to put emphasis on being a coach and not a task-master...the results will be far greater!

    Dell Response

    Feb 9, 2015 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thanks for the awesome review. We agree - our people are incredible! We're also thrilled to hear that you have had opportunities presented to you and have been exposed to solid leadership. We share ... More


  2. You won't stay at the bottom for long

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Sales TSR in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Software Sales TSR in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard, you can go from the basement to something livable very quickly. Work/ life balance is great.

    Cons

    Training, at the bottom level, is all on-the-job. You could be promoted faster, but will be held in contract-role for at least six months.


  3. Executive

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic fast-paced environment, great people, demands of me my best

    Cons

    Can be a grind, fast decision making can mean lots of churn, not for the faint hearted

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, keep consistent on the direction


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  5. Great Place for a Career Start

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great start for college grads looking to launch a career in IT while making connections and life-long friends in the industry

    Cons

    Career advancement tends to be based more on politics instead of merit

    Advice to Management

    For sales managers, focus on revenue generation, not metrics like call statistics


  6. Helpful (1)

    Dell software

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

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, very flexible work life balance. In general lower management wants employees to be happy.

    Cons

    There is a serious focus on outsourcing and reducing headcount cost. Upper management is slow to execute on projects that will increase sales but fast to cut headcount. Executive level management relies on consultants for analysis of business often is unneeded.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying consultants for work your internal talent can do. In general you know what needs to change pay your employees in software rewards for being effective and think of the customers first instead of offshouring jobs.

    Dell Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences as a member of our Dell Software organization - specifically your advice to management comments you provided. We review and share key themes ... More


  7. Plaftform Engineer

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

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance Team is good work is good collaborative enviroment

    Cons

    management is bad organization is not dere very bad cafeteria not good food

    Advice to Management

    improve management is bad organization is not dere very bad cafeteria not good food


  8. Senior Analysts

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work with a lot of training opportunities

    Cons

    Difficult to mover up the ladder


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked for Dell in the earlier years! Fast paced, challenging & compensation was good

    Cons

    Sometimes the pace was too fast and too all consuming. Management was not always the greatest...

    Dell Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thanks for your post and sharing your experience working with Dell - you are right, Dell moves pretty fast for a large company. Best of luck to you!


  10. best job i ever had

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SRS in Roseburg, OR
    Former Employee - SRS in Roseburg, OR

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the layout of the job enjoyed the challenge and pay

    Cons

    Long days and they shut down unexpectedly some says they were super long days

    Advice to Management

    dont shut down unexpectedly and I lost my job

    Dell Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your post. We are happy to hear you had such a great experience and understand the disappointment of that site closing. We had a great group of employees there. Best of luck to you in ... More


  11. Dell - Software Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with new solutions for all people around the world.

    Cons

    Low salary betwen big IT companies.



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