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Friends, Romans, Countrymen....

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Dell  in  Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Dell in Nashville, TN

I have been working at Dell full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good first job.
Great place to network.
You learn a lot.
You get a feel of what it's like working for a giant corporation with too many heads.
Decent pay if you are able to attain your quota "goals".
Great teamwork.
Great time off and benefits.

Cons

The executive leadership team does not have a good sense of direction. Constantly changing the game plan and never sticks to something long term. Compensation plan consistently changing. The harder you work the harder your job becomes because the more business you bring in the higher your quota is. Almost seems as if the Executive leadership team goes out of their way to make sure you don't make money. Sales goals are very unrealistic and keeps going up. Example: You could have a monthly /quarterly quota of $3M but your teammate could have one of $1M. If you bring in $3.1M and your teammate brings in $1.5 then you end up making less commission than they do even though you brought in more business. My recommendation is to get Dell on your resume and then leverage it for a better job elsewhere. If you do choose to stay then make sure you don't stay in one role for too long. Your quota will catch up with you. But moving to another role is easier said than done. They let you interview but at the last moment put a hiring freeze and you are stuck! The biggest con is the negative attitude on the sales floor. People just aren't happy there but seem afraid to leave. Go figure...
Also, you end every day with the feeling that what ever you accomplished wasn't good enough and all you are getting is the stick, and no carrot.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop recycling the same ideas over and over. The current executive team needs to be flushed out and people with more innovative ideas brought in. Also, make it a better environment to work in otherwise you'll be left with people that work just hard enough not to get fired.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

3724 Other Employee Reviews for Dell (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Company headed in wrong direction

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with great people.

    Cons

    The company is being run by individuals with no Dell history and with no experience with the company's customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. There are years and years of experience on your front line. Use it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My Experience was not that bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Peripherals Brand Manager  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Peripherals Brand Manager in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Met some really nice people and made good contacts. Dell was nt that bad of a place to work. I was there for a long time and learned a lot. I had a good run and hope the best for the company and its employees in the future.

    Cons

    Its a big company so it does have its fair share of politics and a good old boy network..
    Dealing with Ambiguity. There is a lot of ambiguity with every job that I had there and not much leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People don't leave companies, they leave managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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