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A Hardware dinosaur feeling the nip of a Services winter

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Austin, TX

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

Pros

There are vestiges of a culture of personal respect, but it has been worn down by generations of quarterly reductions in force. Facilities are well appointed and not downtown but in decline, compensation is at to above market, but HR policy is still a bit Theory-Z.

Cons

Top management gets that the world is not just Windows and Intel anymore, but the message has not made it to the front lines yet. They are trying to acquire their way into the 21st century, but until some of those new nimble managers become effective at driving divisional goals and culture, there will be a disconnect between the "ask" and reality. There is no cohesive corporate culture beyond "git'r done".

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Software and services are where its at, hardware is a commodity. Sure you can differentiate your hardware for another few years, but you're going to need to be innovative to do so, and innovation is not something you can acquire.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, challenging work, management appreciated my contributions, flexible hours, good benefits, 401K match was excellent, supervisors were fair and easy to talk to

    Cons

    I honestly cannot say that were any negatives about working for Dell. It was one of the best jobs I ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice would be to lump all the Paid Time Off into one pot to use as the employee needed to

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great learning experience, cultural fit with most teams not all..

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Dell as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Restructuring phase, some responsibilities, highly approachable top management

    Cons

    Siloed marketing, communication slow, HR not structured and proper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve HR and communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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