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Updated July 27, 2015
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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. 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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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!


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  5. best job i ever had

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    • 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


  6. Dell - Software Engineer

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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.


  7. Escalations Engineer I

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Escalation Engineer in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Was exposed to good practices and Agile methodology: rapid iterative development, continuous integration, source control, functional testing, various departments worked in close proximal space making it easy to get feedback. Laid back culture, but driven to deliver results.

    Cons

    Wasn't sure how to advance my career or explore other positions. Didn't felt like I fit the culture. They outsourced entire teams to other countries.

    Dell Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your review of your experience working with Dell. This is great feedback with some actionable items we can specifically discuss with our executive team. Good luck to you!


  8. Security Analysis Advisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Analysis Advisor in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Security Analysis Advisor in Plano, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent place to work and they value quality time.

    Cons

    None at this time as we are a diverse company.


  9. Marketing Manager

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

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    great benefits, intelligent co-workers, flexible schedules, cafeteria on-site, great pay, good opportunity to move throughout company if you want to try a new job, hire from within, promote from within

    Cons

    interoffice politics, promotions to those who are liked vs. the most qualified, a lot of bad managers, constant fear of losing job, lack of sharing within different departments, constant reorganization of company, often changes in hire management

    Advice to Management

    hire managers who know how to lead a team, create a more solid foundation at the company by not having constant reorg's. Reward employees who deserve it v.s. those who people/managers like. More consistent and timely feedback to employees.

    Dell Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your thorough, candid and helpful review. We want to hear this kind of detailed feedback so that we can implement change and continue to create a great place to work culture. Best of ... More


  10. Great company

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

    I have been working at Dell

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and people who strive for success. Room for advancement if in the right area. Worked from home, so excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Departments can sometimes be in a silo.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunity for professional development of technology professionals.

    Dell Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experience working with Dell. This is great advice and feedback!


  11. Helpful (2)

    Professional company

    • 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 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    professional atmosphere, good wages, good management

    Cons

    hard to be promoted or even keep your position with so much hiring in overseas "best cost locations"

    Dell Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your review. This is critical to our teams making improvements so we appreciate the time you have taken to share your experience having worked with Dell over 8 years!



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