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Updated July 7, 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 (16)

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

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    • 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, 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. Very bad pay master and employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None that I know of, they are extremely bad with their people management

    Cons

    poor pay, bad management, no career growth opportunities, extremely stingy and demanding

    Advice to Management

    Make more employee friendly policies


  3. Very bad exit experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, collaborative environment , great teamwork experience. Flexible

    Cons

    Low compensation
    No scope of growth
    Management has no investment in top talent
    Critical decisions based on whims of executives rather than market research

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees like they respect you
    Value and recognize your top performers


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  5. Dell Saudi Arabia

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Dell offer nice compensation packages and salary and a very good medical insurance coverage.

    Cons

    The management team in Saudi are mostly from the same north African county. The environment is not friendly to anyone who is not from Egypt. Saudi nationals are hired to meet a mandatory quota. Employees turnover ratio amongst non-Egyptians is very high while at the same time Egyptian nationals last in their jobs for many years.

    Advice to Management

    Dell US should take a serious look at the hiring practices and turnover ratios what in Dell Saudi Arabia because the Dell HR Middle East team is ignoring what is happening. Dell is known as an equal employer and should apply these rules every where it operates.


  6. One of the worst companies to work for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is extensive. Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Middle management is horrendous. Uneducated incompetent people. Senior management though are quite good. HR is absolutely useless if you run into any problem. No work life balance. Treated like a factory worker. Very low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent people and pay them well. Get rid of deadwood and stop with the redundancies when things are not going well only to rehire 6 months later.


  7. Software Dev Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Analyst in Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Analyst in Noida (India)

    I have been working at Dell (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lenient in office timings. work from home is available.

    Cons

    No facilities to employees. No promotions. Managers are completely biased.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than to plan new cost cutting schemes they should work on how to win new projects that would help company's situation. Advice to Dell fire the ex wipro guys from Dell they are nothing but useless lice.


  8. Bullied

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support Advisor in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Support Advisor in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Dell is an excellent forward thinking company.

    Cons

    I was bullied terribly by my manager as part of a remote global team and since the privatisation the HR support is very lacking and managed via a call centre in Europe

    Advice to Management

    Ensure those in charge are happy to manage a global remote team and cannot support all employees. HR would be more effective in country.


  9. Sr Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Made great friendships. Some good "micro-climates".

    Cons

    Very poor mid-level managers. Very political.


  10. Senior Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They let you work remotely in some positions.

    Cons

    No raises, no bonuses unless you can establish new accounts/revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce the ethics you teach.


  11. Helpful (3)

    The Services arm is just hot-air with no actual projects or work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Enterprise Architect in Dallas, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Dell services is an organization inside of Dell. It is an attempt by Dell to emulate a hardware+services model of HP and IBM.

    They are well funded and supported by a well established brand.

    Cons

    There are massive hierarchies and absolutely no projects. people just sit and make PPTs all the time.

    Massive hierarchies ensure that there is 200% bureaucracy for every small thing and nothing ever gets done.

    In the organization, for every 1 person who works there are 10 "coat wearing" executives who just steal PPTs and present them.

    Other than hot air the organization produces nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Time to do a bottoms up reorganization in the services division because its simply wasting money.



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