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Talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk when it comes to work/life balance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Dell

Pros

A very technologically advanced company to work for with many leading edge tools available.
You have the ability to relocate and travel globally, if your position allows for it.
Good employee discounts.
Good & competitive benefit package.
Once a year has a charitable donation matching program.

Cons

Work/life balance is oft talked about but rarely realized. Management will take all that you can give and then some. The unsaid expectation at the non-management but senior level is that you will be working 60-70+ hours per week although it's not in your contract and never stated, it's just expected. You will never get that time back nor will you be compensated for it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be better examples to staff by exemplifying, "I am the reason" (the Dell mantra). Understand that employees have a life outside of work & their career.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Has quite some room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Work life Balance is one of the best reasons to work for Dell. Comp and Ben is also very good in comparison to other similar companies in the sector.
    There are great efforts made to communicate better with the staff, blog, ideastorm that have great potential but still requires a lot of work.

    Cons

    Internal IT infrastructure is a disaster in Dell. You hardly get any tools to do your work correctly.
    Leadership has improved over the past month but with the current OPEX restrictions, the feeling of the place is rather gloom. Travel is difficult / Team entertainment nearly non existent and this makes morale very negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better and empower your staff. Dell is coming out with new products and good ideas, but the internal communication still somehow doesn't work. IdeaStorm and Blogs are good but Senior Leadership needs to walk the floor (and not just in Austin) and make staff proud to work for Dell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    More carrot less stick required!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Major Account Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Dell is a world leading well recognised brand and so this opens doors for you when trying to meet new customers. The products are essentially well engineered and well made and the people who work for the Company are generally hard working and dedicated (although this is slowly being knocked out of them). The CEO is a visionary and understands the need to continually re-invent the Company to keep it moving forward.

    Cons

    The Company has slowly transitioned from an innovative , fleet of foot , sales led organisation , into a lumbering global monster that is essentially run by the Finance Department. Risk taking and innovation is all but strangled and morale amongst the wrokforce is appalling. Senior Management "talk the talk" but do not "walk the walk" , when the question regarding morale and how do we make the Company a great place to work is responded to honestly ; then the responses are always qualified and / or disregarded . The sales teams have received two pay cuts in the past 12 months on top of redundancies - not a great place to be at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try a little more carrot and a little less stick.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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