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Dell Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
3,832 Reviews
3.4
3,832 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors (in 530 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed (in 193 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a challenge; frequent reorganizations affect work quality (in 163 reviews)

  • The senior management reporting to Michael is very uneven with a couple of real bozos (in 82 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    love working at Dell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    great people, good compensation package, good brand, lots of opportunities, great leadership, great city, michael dell leadership, lots of fun

    Cons

    work life balance, going throgh transformation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    As a SysAdmin, loved working here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UNIX Systems Administrator, Senior Advisor in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - UNIX Systems Administrator, Senior Advisor in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    You think this should more obvious to all (it wasn't to me at first) but you HAVE TO MEET YOUR DEADLINES. Honestly, that is all that they care about. They don't care about a new sexy way of doing things. Just put your head down and bust through. If you gotta do something manually, then friggin' do it.

    Cons

    As remote, communication was a huge obstacle. So being available (IM, texting, etc.) helps out a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    K

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Amazing company, great to work at

    Cons

    Everything is great. Keep working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move

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  5.  

    Great atmosphere and wonderful people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great training, room to advance.

    Cons

    Long hours, heavy workload, it is a job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, listen to employees suggestions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Corporate culture is great and encourages collaboration
    Work life balance great
    Employees can apply for and switch departments or job areas within 18 months as long as you kept up performance.

    Cons

    Internal promotions at high levels are rare regardless of performance.
    Priorities constantly change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    BSA Senior Advisor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Very informal, friendly interview, great panel discussion and intro to the company and culture

    Cons

    Time consuming process, took over 2 months

  8.  

    Great place to gain experience, fun culture

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, Opportunities to learn and develop career

    Cons

    Retail Hours, Mandatory OT during holiday season

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The ever-changing desktop support side at Dell

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    Former Employee - Desktop Support
    Former Employee - Desktop Support

    I worked at Dell as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The office I was in was pretty laid back. Management was very flexible and was willing to work with you on hours if you need time off.

    Cons

    I was on a project team where processes were constantly being changed. There was frequently a lack of communication between techs when issues arise, causing confusion and delays. Lots of ambiguity in what were the expectations/needs. Although the environment was friendly, it often felt like pulling teeth when trying to get help or information from co-workers / managers. Everyone is on a tight schedule creating "your own your own" attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Magic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Company Values, Work environment, food

    Cons

    Stress for lots of hours working

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a good company trying to do the right things

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are excellent and I've been able to grow at this company due to having some great managers. Work life balance has been very good and I've always had the impression they care when personal situations come up requiring time off. I've met some really fantastic people here.

    Cons

    Things take a long time to get done and the culture is more reactive then proactive. This makes them great at fixing things when bad things happen, but not as strong with being proactive innovators.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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