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Dell Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
4,045 Reviews
3.4
4,045 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
2,469 Ratings

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.  

    Inside Sales Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Greta for entry-level experience to put on resume with a blue chip company

    Cons

    With recent changes very difficult to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out as quickly and efficiently as possible how to structure the sales force.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Overall a great company to work for....

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Great people working at the company and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement is very politically charged and you have a better chance being paid market value if you come from outside the company.

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  5.  

    Dell software Group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    New Group, Great scope for career progression, Work life Balance

    Cons

    Management inertia, Lack of visibility on product development and customer requirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good company to work for

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

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    The ability to potentially sell large deals (and consequently make money on them); Breadth of the services portfolio; Organizational support to achieve your deals

    Cons

    Leadership focus; Time-off policies, lack of HR interaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    regularize compensation between team members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall Good company - Better than most

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Good experience overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    I would recommend Dell

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Three Different IT Jobs in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Three Different IT Jobs in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dell is a high pace, high stress company but that means that things get done fast which I really enjoyed. And I loved the fact that it's such a large company that there are a lot of career opportunities if someone is interested in trying out different roles. If you like the above then it is a place for you.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not the best but since I held various roles at Dell it varies somewhat depending on your role and your team. But I guess it is a result of being a high pace environment. Another cons is that there are a lot of reorganizations hence your manager is likely to change frequently which is sometimes bad for your career advancement since you will have to prove yourself again to the new manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that reorganization is necessary sometimes but I feel that Dell has too many of those which impacts everyone in the company and sometimes results in going back to the old ways which we failed in the past. I would like to see senior management communicating the reasoning behind these decisions so everyone can understand and support these directions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Financial Analysis in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Financial Analysis in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Great people to work with and many opportunities. Ideal place to start a career and see many sides of the business from a finance perspective

    Cons

    Changes are rapid and happen somewhat frequently. Some roles come with global calendars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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