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Great place to work!

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer (Contract) in Bracknell, England (UK)
Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer (Contract) in Bracknell, England (UK)

I worked at Dell

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Even as a contractor, there is so much scope for contributing to functional areas beyond your own core expertise. Managers encourage innovation, empower and trust (where deserved). They're also open to alternative ways of working, which in my case resulted in living 200 miles away from the office and as long as put the hours in and got the job done, could plan my day around current surf conditions!

Cons

As with all corporations, there are challenges associated with process and due course, and was getting worse when I left. Also, there was too much emphasis in "we're one big family" - or maybe the ethos surrounding this, born in the US, didn't travel to the UK very well.

Advice to Management

Dell still has a lot of dead weight at all levels; management stuck in the past and old school tie mentalities. A few more redundancy and streamlining cycles should go a long way to sorting that out.

Also, the good managers still subscribed to the traditional hierarchical approach. You may be managers, but really you're just another person doing a different type of job than your team members. Show respect, get respect. And that applies to everyone.

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  1. @Dell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Bonus, Security, Culture, Ethics, City of Austin, Michael Dell

    Cons

    Unclear Objectives
    No Innovation
    Too much dead weight
    Does not know how to retain good people

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the customer, really. Not just say Listen to the Customer
    Improve the Brand Name.
    Don't be cheap. Give quality products even if it means more cost.

  2. Dell Hell

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    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at Dell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good for the area. Some very good people work for Dell.

    Cons

    Management. Company is going down the tubes. No work/life balance at all. Needless stress due to poor business structure. Hubris of the Texas folks is insane and would be laughable if it wasn' t destroying the company.

    Advice to Management

    Dissolve the company and give the money back to the shareholders.

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