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Great place to work

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Current Employee - Software Development Senior Engineer in Nashua, NH
Current Employee - Software Development Senior Engineer in Nashua, NH

I have been working at Dell

Pros

work life balance. financially stable. robust growth even in current economic conditions. great team.

Cons

Heavy weight competition (emc, netapp, IBM, hp)

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    You're expendable; they set you up to fail.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Front line Program Managers experienced and knowledgeable
    Have ability to do a good job, if they wanted
    Company has reach into many industries; good if you are transitioning laterally
    Large contracts

    Cons

    All sales and no execution. Gets the sale but doesn't integrate with the client with workflow or procedures to satisfy the legal requirements of the contract.
    This is the third time I've seen Perot/Dell services fail a customer
    Communication style: Negative and demeaning. No recognition for positive contributions or job well done
    Upper management refuses to take responsibility; will scapegoat anyone they can find
    Doesn't follow good project management practices. Won't allow people with knowledge to help
    Unable on-board employees well; many areas but you'd think they could give you a computer with the COTS productivity tools loaded.
    Plays bait 'n switch with compensation; below the going rate; users - will take advantage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Man up. You're the reason for high attrition rate on contracts, not the employees or contractors
    Listen. Conduct lessons learned. You should know how to execute if you've been on the customer site for 18 mo. You have experienced, knowledgeable people who remain silent because they know you will punish them if they try to help you
    Either curb your sales people or integrate them with the team that has to execute the legal contract. You are headed for contractual court action
    An employee is not a chair to be bought and inserted into a contract. Onboard properly and supply a mentor / shadow. Most employees want to do a good job and will if they can find your policy, proceedures and methodologies with examples in a single place for that particular client or client engagement. I've seen others use collaboration sites well (no, not as a file share). Perhaps try a buddy system for the first 3 weeks.
    Stop lying to the corporations who are your customers

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Overall great value and environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell

    Pros

    Mentorship aspect of the job was a great asset along with the opportunities to grow within the community was particularly strong.

    Cons

    Sometimes you feel like you're a number in the company which is so big in size, and also it takes a while to adjust with the computer side.

    Approves of CEO
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