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Good place to grow and network with Quality People

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Former Employee - Analyst in Round Rock, TX
Former Employee - Analyst in Round Rock, TX

I worked at Dell full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

A lot of variety and flexibility in regards to career development. Great work life balance with work from home opportunities. Flexible schedules. Many different segments of the company to explore.

Cons

Ambiguity in job stability in some areas.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Austin's worst place to work

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Project Management in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Project Management in Round Rock, TX

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    When you first get hired, you'll think you hit the jackpot. Dell offers very competitive pay, a flexible work-from-home schedule, and the chance to gain valuable experience with a top tier global company.

    Cons

    BUT a year or two in, you realize this is not enough to make up for the negatives. Dell does hire a lot of good talent, but they also tend to hire a lot of dead weight. And the dead weight stays around a lot longer than the good people, so you're constantly surrounded by idiots who can't do even the basic functions of their job.

    Dell also attracts managers who are only interested in their own career development. A self-promoting manager is going to recognize the wrong things in the wrong talent so if you're a hard worker, you'll never get ahead. They use and abuse their best talent without rewarding or appreciating them "until all that is left is a husk" one co-worker of mine put it. It's very depressing to see yourself doing all the work while the ass-kissers and self promoters get the credit and praise.

    And most importantly the company is doing terribly. Their own customers hate their products and complain on social media and elsewhere constantly about shoddy products and abysmal customer service. Their year-over-year profits in PC sales have been tanking for years. They have been laying people off in droves each month for more than a year now. So there is no job security. You're going to need to save a bug hunk of money from those fat paychecks to fund your inevitable unemployment.

    And if you do last, you'll be miserable. Budgets are so tight that the opportunity to take on new and interesting projects is practically nil at this point. You're lucky if there's even the budget to keep on doing the bare minimum. Probably you'll end up getting paid to do almost nothing for months. Sounds nice at first, but when your brain atrophies from lack of use it becomes torture- at least for a smart ambitious person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just give up and close your doors. You're not producing anything of value and you're making 100K employees worldwide miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill, fast

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Umm....give me a few minutes...

    Cons

    Too numerous to list, but start with muddled management, a toxic work environment and below-average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You missed out on iPod/mp3 players, smart phones, tablets, and now you are missing the services boat. Exactly what is it that you do, here?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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