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Dell has been a wonderful place to grow, learn, and develop my carier and personal network.

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Current Employee - Senior Account Manager  in  Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Austin, TX

Pros

Dell has wonderful talent and the opportunities are endless for those that are willing to invest and learn. Because of the great talent there are wonderful mentors everywhere.

Cons

Most things at Dell are guardrail to guardrail and it can be hard to see where the middle line should be. It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and lose focus on what's important.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dell is currently going through a wonderful transformation from a hardware company to a solutions company. I believe "Who Moved My Cheese” comes into play with the current situation but few have found it. In times when massive change occurs quickly there are key pillars that keep your people working harder. Clear, open and honest communication, Ethics and culture, measurements or metrics that truly align the business goals, Customer’s needs, and the future vision. .

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Dell

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    Monotonous, yet a good place for a long termer looking to keep a decent paycheck and a family running.

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    Current Employee - Communications Advisor  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Communications Advisor in Round Rock, TX

    Pros

    The variety of roles - one could go from engineering to marketing to operations within a few years. Setting up 1x1's with people was not difficult and people seem willing to give you insight and network with you.

    Cons

    Because of the built in processes that come with a company the size of Dell, most of the things you learn end up being Dell-unique unless your purposely seek roles that can build your resume. The con of having a variety of roles is that chances are you will end up being a "jack of all trades, master of none" unless you proactively tailor your roles to a specific niche.

    The biggest set back is the mindset of the company. In a world of innovators, such as Apple, Dell has capitalized on execution but hasn't set out to innovate organically. This is why so many acquisitions are being made. The old mindset that the direct order system will always work has led to a negative portfolio shift that is hardware heavy. Now that hardware is a break-even business at best, this is the company's greatest challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the mindset of the company, and cut back the red tape. Encourage innovation and investments in an infrastructure change that will allow Dell to own both the hardware and software dimensions, such as a Linux or open software type OS that uniquely goes with our hardware. Own the customer experience from end to end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dell is a wonderful place t work.

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    Former Employee - Senior Desktop Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Desktop Analyst in Plano, TX

    Pros

    - Offiers advancement.
    - Keeps equipment and software up to date.

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue who is important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before laying off someone, ask local managers first who is the actual workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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