Dell
3.3 of 5 3,115 reviews
www.dell.com Round Rock, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 16, 2014
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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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  • "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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  • "great work life balance with no hard driven ambitious people around"
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  • "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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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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Working for Dell

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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Awesome Career Company

Business Analyst Consultant (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN

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

ProsAlways something new to solve or a new goal to attain. As the computer business has evolved, so has the company. There is always an opportunity to make a difference once you're in the door.

ConsThe amount of change, and the speed of change, is sometimes difficult to get used to and creates difficulty that you have to embrace. It's part of the business and always will be.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep driving the vision!

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

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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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I worked at Dell

ProsHad a great team, and was able to work independently with a flexible work from home/office schedule.

ConsConstant shifting can make it hard to advance forward and cause confusion. Experience can also vary between teams since Dell is such a large place to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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okay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dell

Prosokay good job for IT people

Conscould have been better with the IT opportunities

Advice to Senior Managementokay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty good experience but large company rules

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Dell full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexibility for work-life balance
Good company culture
Good 401k
Generous leave benefits

ConsInflexible rules for promotion
Company policies still somewhat rooted in hardware sales
Limited training budget
Limited teambuilding activities

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't force horizontal structure if it affects customer service

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Dell

ProsI work remotely from home. My team of managers and coworkers are regularly available for questions and concerns.

ConsSome mgmt team leaders are great and very hands on while others are not. Communication is key... sometimes you get that and other times you don't.

Advice to Senior ManagementSome mgmt team leaders are wonderful and very hands on while others are not. To expect excellent customer service, show excellent internal customer service.

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