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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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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    If you're a good employee, you'll like it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Very accomodating, good wages for management

    Cons

    There are very few promotional opportunities

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    Get in the trenches and experience what your employees do so that you know what you're talking about and make the right decisions. Consult your management staff first!

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    One oasis at big Dell

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    smart people, friendly, lots of lateral movements available

    Cons

    hard to deal with slow pace and huge spider web to go through to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on innovation, not cutting corners,

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