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Dell is a great place if you can push through the politics

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

I worked at Dell

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Dell is a fun and friendly culture. The people make it a great place to work. People are supportive, collaborative, and laid back. There are a lot of great mentors and outstanding thinkers. Networking is huge, and there are lots of opportunities to move around by utilizing your networks. Dell is very open to letting you dictate your career path.

Cons

Dell is full of politics. The politics make it difficult to move forward. Some of the best ideas get forgetten or shot down due to politics. Performance is based on your visibility across Dell, not on your actual performance. Employees who "boast" about their projects with management seem to progress much faster than those who actually do the best job. If you have a quiet or shy personality, Dell would be a struggle for you. There is a lot of internal conflict among the Operations team and the Quality team. Ops management is more concerned with getting the product out the door, and less concerned with getting it right. A lot of defects could have been avoided if Dell considered quality a priority.

Advice to Management

Employees are your best asset. Be more open to risk-taking and new ideas. Move past all the politics. Performance should be based on your work, not on how much visibility you have throughout the organization.

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    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dell gives you a very good experience in terms of opportunity to work with great people, improving communication skills, understanding complex business process of e-commerce and exposure to great marketing and sales domains while working on company IT systems.

    Cons

    Growth is slow mainlyl due to the number of employees, ever changing management direction and half bakd off-shore / on-shore model.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term goals. Keep the goals same for at least 3 years. Help employees undrstand their priorities and treat everyone equally.


  2. Hard work - great experience

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dell

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dell is a household name and has the reputation for being very demanding, as it is. So, as a resume builder, hiring managers take you serious. When you've been successful at Dell, it has merit.

    Cons

    Dell is a capitalistic organization, which should not be a surprise. As a seller, it is demotivating to have your sales quota change every 13 weeks, and often not until halfway through the quarter. I want to know what my targets are, then given the full opportunity to hit them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending that it's that hard to set quotas and measure results. Dell measures EVERYTHING all the time. I am confident that an RSM could set his team's quota for the next 4 quarters and be pretty dead on. However, said RSM can't do so because the Directors take forever to hand him his quota. The Directors can't do it beause the VP's haven't handed them THEIR quotas.... etc.


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