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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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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    A great place to work during another very exciting time in Dell's history!

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    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, 2015Candidate 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. Technical Training Sr. Advisor

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    Current Employee - Technical Training Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Training Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company for high technology learning and collaborating. A great place to work if you are a team player which I am. Have received a great deal of training to be productive here.

    Cons

    None, Great place if you have a good manager! who knows what you do!

  3. Sr Architect

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    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Charlotte, NC

    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 benefits, team spirit, constantly striving to do better and listens to employee concerns through surveys, live question and answer and one on one meetings. Great place to work.

    Cons

    As with all consulting organizations, being a consultant means that you will not often have direct exposure to executive management and therefore not have the chance to build deep relationships as easily.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. We went through a big change going private, but the results are fantastic. The teams are organized in a fashion that supports our goals

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  5. Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits; Highly competent and professional peers; Bright future

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility; a lot of churn as business transitions to privately held

    Advice to Management

    Continue to streamline decision making processes

  6. Receptionist

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company good pay. Can work from home. Good vision for direction of the company.

    Cons

    Find a better way to prepare employees for layoffs. If you put in the time over 15 years with a company makesure they are prepared for what could be next.

    Advice to Management

    i had a great boss

  7. project program management senior advisor

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    Current Employee - Program Project Management Senior Advisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Project Management Senior Advisor in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Dell full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance, smart people, flexibility

    Cons

    laid back, boring atmosphere, low compensation at junior levels

  8. Company will allow growth and ability to expand your career

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    Current Contractor - Dell IT Professional Services in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Dell IT Professional Services in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Dell as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career oriented company diverse workspace

    Cons

    Management tends to recycle often do to re-org efforts

    Advice to Management

    The often re-org limits potential to succeed as you can often take a step back

  9. Great Company, moving in a new direction, "best value locations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Remote workplace
    Global Company

    Cons

    People are no longer valued.
    Many operational groups are being relocated to best value locations, and long time employees are losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    do a better job of keeping jobs in the US, and value those who have dedicated their careers to growth and profitability of the company

  10. I worked as a Java Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I got Good company to start a career

    Cons

    Sometimes worked on Sundays as well.

  11. Dell Review

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    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

    Extended Vacation, Work Life Balance, Remote

    Cons

    There were no cons. I loved my job!

    Advice to Management

    NA

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