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Great company to work for.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Round Rock, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX

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

Pros

Pay is good, work is done at end of shift

Cons

Working in a cubicle all day

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Keep up the good work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrific

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Round Rock, TX

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

    Pros

    Work life balance can be had - if you assert it, working remote often possible. Compensation acceptable for the Austin area.

    Cons

    The company is going nowhere, with a horrible strategy. Reorganizations happen quarterly and the company is now laying off employees by the shovelful. Executives don't care about customers, products or making a positive impact - but only about their metrics.

    Benefits are eroded on a yearly basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut it down and give the cash back to their shareholders: you are obviously not competent enough to do something with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Like a roller-coaster - lots of fun and stress at the same time!

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and locations. Good (white-collar) pay and benefits. Good IT support. Most people are friendly and professional; many teams are like a 2nd family. Once you fit into your team you can have fun and make (some) progress!

    Cons

    Worst Email Culture Ever! Everyone (esp. those outside of USA) always answer in Reply-Alls, even if they are really just talking to one person! I often had 300+ New Emails each day - of which 250 did Not really apply to me!
    Off-shore managers and leads never want to take responsibility for any problems, or any commitments - everyone trys to blame someone else!
    "Old School" Dell managers are still around and many are jerks, some are incompetent, but stay on because of political connections.
    Too many in leadership still want to run Dell as if it was a 5,000 person company on the rise - as an Entrepreneurship (like it was in the early 1990s). But it is a large company (well over 100K people internationally) and needs to be run professionally, as a "Large" company. The old-school Dell management, and the "Revolving Door" of hopeful wannabee VPs & managers Still Dont Understand the need to Evolve the company.
    Planning for IT projects is a Joke - its basically an exercise in Backing-In to some Promise that some VP or Director made. As can be expected, most projects have problems within 3 months - when it becomes obvious the requirements are vague, the schedule is too short, and not enough (Skilled) people are assigned to the project.
    Most IT development and maintenance work is done in non-US offices; dealing with the people in these locations is no different than having to deal with Contractors. They often do not have the skills, experience, or Mature-Development skills to estimate and manage projects on a consistently successful basis.
    Oh - BTW - All projects are claimed as "Successful", even for well known "Death Marches" that were Not easy, not on time, not within budget, and stessed everyone out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake Up - it is not 1994 (or 2000) anymore! Be *realistic* in developng plans and management expectations. Support your teams - dont just give them lip service - invest in Skilled people from the USA, instead to rigorously sticking to policies that overallocate project people to remote development centers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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