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Dell Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
4,037 Reviews
3.4
4,037 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
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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. 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
  2.  

    Overall Good company - Better than most

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    • 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Good experience overall

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    • 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
  6.  

    Great place for highly driven, self motivated leaders

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    • 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
  7.  

    Great place to learn how to be a successful business professional

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    • 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
  8.  

    A great place to work if you can find the right team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Social Media Consultant in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance and overall flexibility is great, opportunities for vertical and horizontal career shifts are plentiful, a culture that embraces diversity, going private has invigorated the CEO and that enthusiasm has trickled down to team members.

    Cons

    Your mileage may definitely vary at Dell, depending on which team you join and who your manager is. I know plenty of people with less-than-happy experiences. Navigating this massive corporate structure of people, organizations, and priorities can make getting things done exhausting. The current internal slogan is "welcome to the world's largest start-up", but old habits die hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-orgs do not cure systemic problems, they just move those problems around. Pay people what they're worth, and invest in making the campuses more pleasant working environments - from the lighting to the food to the decor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    great company to work for

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    • 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
  10.  

    Business Advisor working toward instilling culture of Six Sigma within the organization.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dell in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Dell in Lincoln, NE

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

    Pros

    People are great and Dell is very flexible in order to maintain a work - life balance.

    Cons

    Sr Management not involved to understand day to day operations and make decisions based only on bottom dollar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Overall a great company for long term

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, interesting projects great work life balance, good compensation. People are not competitive - there is hardly any case of backstabbing or bad-mouthing here. Culture is not cut-throat.
    the company encourages changing projects and teams every 18 months to 2 years - provides fresh experiences and also growth & management opportunities. Pays at par or more compared to local Austin market

    Cons

    Occasional layoffs, frequent reorganizations and management changes can be difficult for people who are looking for stability. Not a great place for innovation and engineering.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on specific industry areas and products to compete and focus and excel at them. Trying to do so many things has gotten Dell to be a jack of all, master of none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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