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Dell Reviews

Updated December 23, 2014
Updated December 23, 2014
4,045 Reviews
3.4
4,045 Reviews
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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.  

    Great Work-Life Balance, fast moving company
    Pay is pretty good, and benefits are above average.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Bracknell, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    You get to work from home, which is great for work-life balance.
    Lots of training available, great technology.

    Cons

    Kept being moved from one product to another following various re-orgs.
    Middle Management are moved around a lot, which is not great for stability.
    Hoping that things will calm down now that the company has gone private.
    I found it difficult to navigate the company when looking for new positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce middle management, too many levels.
    Improve internal Career progression.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Good company - Better than most

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    • 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
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    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
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility is a good advantage

    Cons

    here is no Extra benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Overall a great company for long term

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    • 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
  8.  

    Great, but not for the weak.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst Senior Advisor in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst Senior Advisor in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    Self managed career paths, nobody will tell you what's next, you have to figure out for yourself.
    Promotions are hard to get but they come, I had three in 6 years.
    It's so big that is virtually impossible to find something you like to do.
    It changes so fast that if your moment is not good just hang in there for a quarter.

    Cons

    Constant changes at the same time that create opportunity creates challenges and give you the feeling of starting over from scratch on every reorg. You have to be smart, lucky and patient.
    It's a company like any other, trying to achieve the maximum profit margin as possible. Which is not that bad but you have to level set your expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ah, if we could just stop changing the way we do things for a while we could get really good at doing something.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing place to work and was responsible for engraving few fundamental formations in my career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Consultant

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

    Pros

    Aggressive, businesses centric. Always focused of efficiency and customer experience. Great pay and incentives

    Cons

    Lack of focus on solutions... struggling to get out of the 'box' at least during my days at Dell. I am sure now services business given a lot more focus after de-listing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the biggest asset and have faith in them. Though i did great due to perhaps circumstances...i could see several colleagues in difficult possition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Graduate Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A very casual environment where employees are treated as trustworthy adults. Tasks are performed with little or no micro-management.
    Everyone is very friendly, and employees are treated very well.

    Cons

    As in many big corporations, things move slowly.
    Offices are uninspiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that you leverage the benefits of going private.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Moderate review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings, no micro management , as a product based company there are buffers and no stringent rules, no dress code, moderate technology changes and uasages

    Cons

    Indian MNC nothing left as a MNC due to the services model, looking for money do not go to Dell IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the HR policies to retain employees

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