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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 (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good brand recognition, good products, good learning opportunity, flexible work from home, good pay and benefits (but bad health insurance)

Cons

People are too worried about how to make themselves safe before the next layoff, not how they can grow in their careers by doing the right thing for our customer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Constant reorgs and layoffs over the last several years have eroded confidence and make it seem like leadership has no vision or strategy for how to get there. Its just a good ole boy network with people fighting to make sure they aren't the low man on the totem pole. Way too political instead of putting focus on customers and teams.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Dell full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay, Great Benefits, 401k Match, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Personal Time off, Chance for movement

    Cons

    Stress, Stress, Stress. I have seen at least 1 person a year leave in an ambulance from a heart attack. Management is more concerned with KPI's than actually letting us do our job and selling Hardware/Services. Management leads with fear and are secretive about the direction of the company leading to mistrust from the floor. They also change their strategies often and do not give an idea to take shape and work before they are on to the next one. This leads to the feeling of incompetency's.
    While there is opportunity for movement. it is still a 'good 'ole boy's club' so promotions are not based on your ability to do the job or on merit but on how well you know how to network.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KPI's do not make a company money. Also, managing with fear will not get the best from your employees. You recently lost your most senior sales team because of this.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Oppressive atmosphere, poor job stability, poor management

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, good location if you like Texas

    Cons

    Thousands fired on a whim, atmosphere of insecurity, really bad office surroundings and workspace, Capricious management direction! They always seem to be late to the party on new technology such as smart phones and tablets. Much technical work is now outsourced to China.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quite trying to be Apple- you can't do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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