Dell Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Big company with pockets of goodness.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Established company, decent benefits, passionate people, some parts of the company value innovation, decent work/life balance to enjoy Austin

    Cons

    Need patience with size/bureaucracy, lots of lifers who who've slid into resignation and routine, cultural goodness dependent on manager/leader of your specific group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Software Development Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer I in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Great place to work. HR is friendly and nice. Learn and meet a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Limited free time outside of work, management can be overly bossy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to relax more and not be so uptight all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Meh

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    good atmosphere to work, good location

    Cons

    horrible pay, over active peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire some real creativity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Dell, good some days, not so good other days. The company is now private, the level of intensity has never been higher.

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    Current Employee - Field Marketing in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Field Marketing in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    great people, good products, good vacation policy, somewhat flexible work environment

    Cons

    extremely challenging to get things done; leaders of the different business groups have different initiatives & goals, which results in a disconnect to the teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Amazing company not amazing pay

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    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    The ethics, they treat their employees excellent.

    Cons

    Not to many social/team building events. Due to outsourcing pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more team building activities. Promote from with in to match outsourcing strategies, if your employees don't feel they will be promoted you will lose top talent to competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Dell Response

    Mar 5, 2015Candidate & Employee Experience Team

    Thanks so much for your feedback!

  7. Great people no management support crazy hours

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer I in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, and the ability to gain a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Personal Growth and Opportunities. Also, the amount work that you are required to take on does not allow you to lead a normal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add resources as required or risk losing good engineers due to overwork.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Review

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    Former Employee - ISP in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - ISP in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Good salary for starting out. Insurance is moderately okay.

    Cons

    Metric Driven. If you get a good direct manager, keep her. Management has issues about their Work from Home policy. Many feel antsy when they cannot visually lay eyes on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Constant transition of strategies and sales management not aligned

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Great benefits if you're a woman working from home or looking to move into new groups.

    Cons

    Very limited and outdated strategies. No clear dialogue of new market solutions. Very poor leadership in services organization and no innovation vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus on resources and investments in new technology markets and align new sales methodologies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Big Sea of Fish: Some Managers Great, Some Not

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    Former Employee - Channel Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Channel Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Michael Dell is uber smart. Many managers/leaders are devoted to their teams and we inspired one another. Benefits were great, pay was good, empowerment was high, diversity of backgrounds was fun, and career development was abundant.

    Cons

    Occasionally, like any large company, you run across duds who just have checked out or aren't contributing. Dell is a good company so they don't move on. They just sit there. Aggravating. Jobs also relocate to other cities frequently, depending on your team. Those shifts can be hard when you get older and start a family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes the compassionate thing is to just let non-performers go for the rest of the team - don't wait for budget cuts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Don't fall for the name.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Big company name, good for next job.

    Cons

    Very bad management. A lot of inexperienced and young managers. Not professional. Organisation is a mess. Zero Documentation help. Expects too much work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced people as managers. Organize better and stop bureaucratic attitude in a Technology Company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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