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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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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Communications Advisor in Round Rock, TX
Current Employee - Communications Advisor in Round Rock, TX

I have been working at Dell full-time (more than 3 years)

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dell is a great company to work for but is too large for its own good

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great company to start off a career, very flexible with regard to schedule and remote opportunities

    Cons

    Dell is constantly re-organizing, segmented, merging, acquiring, hiring and laying off. Always know your value and be able to articulate it very well and without notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more communication between departments and leaders

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work until the stock price drops

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Oshkosh, WI

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very well compensated outside sales force
    No micromanagement
    Middle mgmt generally shields you from a lot of the BS
    Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Extremely reactive to external forces - market trends, company financials, etc.
    Constant change -- Every Half (cannot stress this one enough)
    Can't innovate and acquire at the same time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't shuffle the deck every single time someone at the VP level changes jobs or leaves. It's ridiculous how little consistency there is in leadership under MSD.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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