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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 (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Fun compAny, respectful of its employees

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. very good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work culture is very good and lively.

    Cons

    projects are of very old takes time to upgrade


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