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Dell acquires companies, loses focus

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fairfax, VA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

Pros

Decent benefits package, but not competitive in the DC market. If you work at the headquarter office, there are many in-office perks, but if you don't work there, just expect to hear about it and how great it is, but you can't access it.

Cons

Dell seems to acquire companies and then demolishes them. They acquired Perot Systems in 2008 and dismantled the management and left it in disarray. Full time employees who happen to work on contracts for the government are treated like outside contractors -- no severance package, regardless of years of service, and while they like to pretend otherwise, absolutely no support for being repositioned in the company when Dell loses a contract with the government. It's sad how little they think of their employees. You really are just a number to them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When you acquire a company, have a game plan in mind. I think my division name/focus changed almost as many times as my division manager did. If you are serious about recompeting on a contract, assign a competent proposal team to manage it. Show employees who don't happen to work in your headquarter office that they have value. Offer them competitive benefits for the market they live in. Offer them comparable perks as well - i.e., gym memberships, cafeterias, weight watchers meetings, etc. If not, then lower the price of their health benefits so they don't have to absorb the cost of perks they can't use. Establish severance packages for ALL employees. We're not contract employees. We're dedicated, full-time employees who make you look good.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Mature company (size/capital)

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    The company is big and financially secure. Pay is pretty good.
    There are some intelligent and nice people who are genuine.

    Cons

    Many are bureaucratic (political) and eager to climb up the ladder. Those backstabbers are disrespectful and deceitful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to simplify (too many layers of management). Some managers need management training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dell not well

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay once you get to the right level

    Cons

    Disorganized and business model changes constantly, confusion and lack of leadserhip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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