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  • 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 for 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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    Dell

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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 for 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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    Good benefits, stressful environment

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Small Business Inside Sales  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Small Business Inside Sales in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    The benefit plan is really good. You get about 6 weeks of vacation right off the bat, which is great. This is also a good resume builder.

    Cons

    VERY stressful environment. Even if you hit your goal, there is always something you need to work on. They make it very tough to hit goals as well as get all of the bonuses that are available. As soon as you consistently find a way to hit the goals, they change the rules of the game to make it more difficult. There is almost no job security because if you have a bad quarter, they have no problem ushering you out of the door regardless of past performance. Dell is pretty much a revolving door with high turnover. They have no problems laying off massive amounts of skilled trained employees only to hire folks off the street with not experience. However, several employees come back anyway because of the benefits and possibility of success the second or third time around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pour more resources into the employees you have instead of spending so much on training unexperienced new hires. Listen to the reps and make goals more realistic instead of basing them off of the stock market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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