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Frustrating

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

I have been working at Dell full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good benefits, although the perks get reduced each year and the cost of healthcare rises each year.

Cons

The atmosphere drives most people to work very long hours although the company claims to encourage work-life balance. Lower management has their hands tied for the most part and often can't hire, back-fill positions or reward good performers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find areas to budget cut that don't directly impact employee morale. Listening to the other employees complain is probably the worst aspect of being there.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large multi-national company
    Opportunities to try out new ideas if you are in the right place at the right time
    Pay was decent, lower market range for base salary, but highly dependent on bonus delivery which varies on level, and individual and company performance

    Cons

    Culture is overly individually oriented, lacks collaboration, and super competitive beyond any value to drive innovation or best work; in short a destructive and unhealthy environment
    Inauthentic about values and vision; management lacks transparency, very top down closed communication style
    Not a smart company, seriously behind the technology curve, disorganized, and lots of changes in direction at the last minute, when management finally engages. People working long hours and going in circles
    Many of the people at Dell are callous, jaded and outright rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get an attitude of harmony instead of discord, cooperation instead of competition, sharing instead of hoarding, and reverence for individuals instead of exploitation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Benefits are awesome, but not worth it

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits
    Lot of paid time off

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees, people are let go for unknown reasons everyday
    No stability
    Radical nonsense quotas that cannot be met and if they are met, they are raised the next quarter
    Lack of communication from higher departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower quotas, less micromanaging, improve morale, open communication

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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