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Dell Reviews in Rhode Island

Updated June 4, 2014
Updated June 4, 2014
3,614 Reviews

3.3
3,614 Reviews
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Dell Chairman and CEO Michael S. Dell
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good expereince. Got outsourced to Perot Systems and the experience was not bad.

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    Former Employee - Database Senior Specialist  in  Woonsocket, RI
    Former Employee - Database Senior Specialist in Woonsocket, RI

    Pros

    Perot systems was a good place to work. The history of the company and the rate at which Ross Perot grew the company was impressive. I was outsourced to Perot and the experience working for Perot was not bad at all.

    Cons

    There was no room for growth in the technical line. After being in perot for 5.5 years, did not get an opportunity to grow at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create enough heirarchy in the technical groups so that people can aspire for growth.

    Recommends
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    Sr. Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Great place to work in the security Division

    Cons

    Wish company invested more in Individual Contributors as well Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not so good

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Providence, RI

    Pros

    You can learn alot and move up quick.

    Cons

    Very hectic work environment. People point fingers alot. Work/life balance is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked hard, always available...would do whatever it took to get the job done.....but got kicked to the curb!

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Senior Analyst  in  Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Business Systems Senior Analyst in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Good pay, but carried over from PerotSystems. I enjoyed working for Dell, then I saw how they handled me when they laid me off. They said you are a great employee, nothing you did, BUT we are cost cutting. Do they realize what happens to people's lifes at that point....I had a son in college and a grandaughter I was trying to support.

    Cons

    They don't care who they let go, just as long as the budget gets cut.Once they acquired PerotSystems they came in and laid off loads of good hard working employees that really knew there jobs. All of these jobs were filled with associates from India. You cannot take 20+ years of experience and load it into somebody in a day. Very sad the unemployment rate in R.I. is high, and alot of those employess were laid off from Dell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop letting go of the SME's.....these are the people that keep the work going. They are smart dedicated employees, what is senior management thinking?? Maybe someone needs to focus on them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Eye opener to the effects of a globalized market

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Manager in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Senior leaders are very understanding

    Cons

    no parking at our account site, minimal raises for Associates, no employee morale, do more with less mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your lower tiered staff. most often they will tell you what is really going on

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dell Services has not changed the way associates are compensated or the culture of the acquired Perot accounts

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Dynamic environment if you are not worried about being laid off because your job is outsource to India

    Cons

    The creation of Dell Services which includes the acquisitions of Perot Accounts has not provided much change to the way the current account's culture or improved communications and employee recognition and raises as it was with Perot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the opportunity to embrace the Dell Culture and provide associates more opportunities for advancement. Communicate to all levels not just Management who does not communicate down. It is not Perot anymore

    Approves of CEO
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    Good springboard opportunity, not to stay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Providence, RI

    Pros

    Challenging work, ability to move job positions frequently, dynamic environment

    Cons

    Payroll seems to mess everything up, performance reviews are all 'fixed', no way you will be rewarded for good work, never even a 'thank you' never mind a raise or bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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