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This company is one of the worst I've ever seen at valuing their employees and setting them on a course for success.

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Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

I worked at Dell full-time

Pros

Good benefits and compensation if quotas are met.

Cons

Poor management from the top down. Company and management treats employees like sub-human beings without compassion. Overexaggerated numbers lead to employee failure.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to remember that employees are human beings with families. Do a better job of reporting sales numbers so that quotas make sense.

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    All hat no cattle - decades of empty promises, declining revenue and bad managers

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

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work life balance, pay, rewarding work

    Cons

    Is full of managers padding their positions instead of exhibiting leadership qualities and developing people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to employees stop listening to only what you want to hear, continue down this path and the company is doomed to fail privately after already failing publicly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sinking ship feeling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, pay, cost of living if in Austin

    Cons

    Constant churn, changes in direction, layoffs, excuses. There have been countless senior executives who try to boost employee morale by painting this rosy picture of Dell's future - how they can be better than IBM, how they are nimble, how they have great vision etc etc. But from the VP level on down, managers are highly disingenuous. There's a lot of noise made about these "initiatives" that are really a means to justify the existence of that Executive as opposed to being something to help the company. Truth be told, if Dell wants to achieve its vision (which is not a bad one), it needs to let go a couple of ELT members and hundreds of VPs and Executives. Unfortunately, the ones that are leaving are the good ones and those that are staying are the reason Dell is what it is today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the countless initiatives that really don't matter and are eating up cycles and money. Don't believe everything your VP or Director tells you, dig deep and really hold them accountable. And don't give them the option to move on from one failure and put them in charge of the next.

    Doesn't Recommend
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