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Current Intern - Software Developer in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Current Intern - Software Developer in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

I have been working at Dell as an intern (more than a year)

Pros

- There are great managers that will do their work very well
 - Managers empower, and motivate you
 - Probably the best people from the IT market are there
 - Has a great team work culture
 - You may interact with anyone from any team for career advice and to build network
 - Awesome servant leadership from the managers
 - Possibility to be mentored by senior employees

Cons

- Very poor HR.
 - You can only get a promotion after 2 years in a great form
 - You are compared to all of the other employees on the same cost center as you. Which should be around 400 people. You may be compared to someone in a high visibility project, which makes it impossible to get a decent review.
 - Can't apply the best practices, they hire the best people and drop them in the middle of common developers
 - It's hard for the best people to influence the weaker ones if they are at Dell for longer than you are
- Very, very process oriented. In a braindead way
 - HR makes silly mistakes such as hiring an ITIL process analyst to a project manager position. And no ones sees an issue on this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Keep empowering ur direct reports
 - You will lose your best talents if HR keeps creating silly rules

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  1. Worst job ever. Micromanaged blue collar atmosphere for white collar workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    None. I can think of Nothing positive to say.

    Cons

    Terrible management in the Technical Publications department. I call it "management by pout".

    Long time Dell employees seem to delight at making experienced new hires miserable.

    I was promised a mentor, that never showed up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip and treat employees with respect

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Learning curve has really increased

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    Current Employee - Order Management Associate in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Order Management Associate in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Dell (more than a year)

    Pros

    Get exposure and cross functional abilities can be improved here

    Cons

    Night shifts or untimely shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Night shift allowance

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