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Great place to work if you like a really fast paced environment. You will not be bored.

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Former Employee - Operations Advisor  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Operations Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at Dell

Pros

If you like a fast paced environment is the place to be, and real effort is made to make you feel part of a team, and to do extra activites that really create that sense of comradery.

Cons

Work life balance is not always easily managed there due to fast made decisions that trickle down to front line employees too fast.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing.. try to mitigate the issues with work life balance.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    DELL ASIA- INVESTMENT BANK FOR expat STAFF

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    - Focused on execution with growing channel business and improved product offering
    - Good data gathering about the business and market analysis
    - Compensation is reasonable
    - Open communication among staff

    Cons

    - No career growth. All leadership positions are held by expats. The president is expat from US; all his direct reports VPs are expats and most of the VP's direct reports are expats. Dell spends US$25-35M/year just to pay for their housing, childrens education, tax equalizations, misc (excluding salary).

    Dell has been here in Australia for 15+ years but it has never had a local GM, they have always been from the US.

    - Management Communication with Staff: As all Leaders comes from US they have lack of understanding about the region and do not invest in building any relationships.

    - Mentoring, Training & Growth: Again as most leaders come here with a short term mindset they are not focused in developing staff or building relationships.

    - Work Life Balance: In 2006 staff was laid off and not a single expat was turned to local package the line managers are now doing more work then before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pair down the ratio of expat to locals similar to what HP or Accer has. Develop local leaders for here in Australia.

    COMMUNICATE: Have the managers connect with employees build empathy. The expats with low Tell Dell (staff feedback) should be shipped back- show that you really care about the results.

    WORK LIFE BALANCE: Walk the Talk

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2.  

    Still a great place to work, but not as good as it once was!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Thinking outside the box is encouraged. If you love going the deal, Dell is a great place to work. They have a tendency to hire some very good people. There is a great benefit to working beside these people.

    Cons

    Recent compensation changes have made it not as lucrative as it once was.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new growth plans for the country are unattainable. Senior Management in the US are pushing unreasonable grow in a economy that is on a down turn.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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