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Dell Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
3,698 Reviews
3.4
3,698 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
Michael S. Dell
2,279 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance; flexible work hours; empowered individual contributors (in 468 reviews)

  • They give you a very nice laptop and dock so you can work from home when needed (in 158 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a challenge; frequent reorganizations affect work quality (in 146 reviews)

  • The senior management reporting to Michael is very uneven with a couple of real bozos (in 75 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Could be great but ...

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    Current Employee - Software Development Advisor  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Software Development Advisor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Worlds largest start-up now
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Bureaucratic
    Pay and benefits way below par
    Holier than thou attitude of top rung

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If possible take a U-turn and return to basics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Sr Finance Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    structured environment,
    good benefits
    nice facilities

    Cons

    Too big - over 100,000 employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Looks great on a resume.

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    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Senior Associate  in  Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - IT Help Desk Senior Associate in Lincoln, NE

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clean work environment. Excellent benefits and corporate discounts. Great technology. Courteous vacation hours.

    Cons

    Pay was under market level, probably very minimum. Poor raises and bonus. They had a tendency of hiring underskilled people to keep costs down. There seemed to be a hiring freeze, and it was near impossible to move within the company. And if you tried, the process exceeded 90 days and sometimes ended with zero feed back or status.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There was little to no communication between management with the regular employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Was a good experience.. Was my first job so i did find many new things in Corporate life

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    Former Employee - Credits and Collections Senior Representative
    Former Employee - Credits and Collections Senior Representative

    I worked at Dell full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I could not point out any pros apart from working like a brand called DELL. Since i was into Healthcare domain newly acquired by dell i did not find any pros or benefits

    Cons

    Personal Growth, Work Pressure, Target Oriented

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    is a place is where "I made my bones".

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    Former Employee - Program Management - Senior Analyst  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Program Management - Senior Analyst in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company is results oriented company and the work is a plentiful. Employees are world class and become life-long friends. Tremendous learning opportunities of a corporation. I could not put a price on the knowledge I gained while working for this company..

    Cons

    Frequent changes within the organizations BU causes "silent" priorities changes to the established goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove politics within the executive level and support the leaders underneath them. Recruit talent from within and be cautious your sales executive "buddies" being put into management roles. Mend fences with former shareholders who use to be your promoters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    How the mighty have fallen

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    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    They have many talented people who really do make an effort to improve the company. The campus is nice and well maintained.

    Cons

    Dell has no clear direction. Employees are pulled in a million different directions. Upper management has no idea they're doing and is frequently replaced. Most employees can only stand 6 months before they too move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clear vision of the direction you want to take the company in instead of always scrambling to play catch up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    Great brand and has all qualities of a global company. Good benefits in US. Good work-life balance. Great colleagues to work with. India situation is different though. Privatization has changed things a bit and still unclear of how it is going to benefit employees.

    Cons

    Bangalore location is different. No hikes. More work. No options to get new projects/ if at all changing projects all those are existing ones. Most are egoistic and micro-managing managers who don't trust their subordinates. They don't get any new projects only extend existing contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Lean

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    Former Employee - Order Management Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Order Management Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, vacation time and Personal time available asap, work from home part time or full time, salary pay increase yearly

    Cons

    management - not educated to deal with people. executive are unaware of the needs of the day to day employee, executive making decisions that affected customer experience therefore Dell brand. No career growth. Working at Dell has become a place for a job, not a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management team and executive team needs personal growth

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Some good, some bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to try different career paths and choose your own track.
    Get to work with a lot of very smart and driven individuals.

    Cons

    Constant reorganizations, management changes and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set a direction and define a leadership team and stick with it for longer than 6-12 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    a very busy and stessful...

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    Former Employee - ASR  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - ASR in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    benefits were awesome WFH available....with time constraints

    Cons

    good ole boy networking in full swing....learn to play the game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more personal time understanding employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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