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Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Dell full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

I work in the 300 person Wyse division,which is growing double digits quarter over quarter. There is a huge sense of camaraderie that makes you want to drive to work each day. Dell has incredible benefits and preaches work life balance, allows telecommuting, but I drive 90 minutes a day because the collaborative environment is so special. Every Silicon Valley company has smart people but how many have diverse (as in not just 26 and under and yes I mean you Facebook) dynamic teams that have the ear of management and actually succeed. This is a special place. And cloud technology means you can access your work from anywhere, no worrying about lugging a laptop home or worrying if it will be stolen.

Cons

The HR in SJ is disconnected from HQ.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Having half the team in India doesn't work well, well it strains engineering and test and both teams are sanity checking each other's work anyway.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive environment, excellence experience

    Cons

    Long work hours. departs and teams can be very silo'd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push for more product innovation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Fluid Environment / Smart & Social Employees

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    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Smart People and aggressive marketing and brand focus. Dynamic environment allowing significant movement and opportunity to work different areas. Encourages a very social environment and multiple venues to be heard.

    Cons

    Immature software organization. Marketing & Procurement drives too many of the initiatives / ideas (versus Engineering). Large company - easy to feel lost or like you're not making an impact. The company seems a tad ADD (Attn Deficit) and doesn't seem to commit to a long-term cohesive product strategy outside of counting cost $$$ or profit $$$

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the software-related budget and resources (4x -5x). Commit way more money into R&D in both consumer and commercial divisions. Encourage non-marketing types to drive more initiatives. Take more chances in consumer space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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