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Adversities and great opportunities, a wonderful inheritance when received by those with great optimism.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Round Rock, TX
Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Round Rock, TX

I have been working at Dell

Pros

Regardless of who you work for and what you do, the opportunities that exist at Dell for either advancement in skill or increase in pay are only limited to only to an individuals ambitions and choices. Because of the many benefits in the parameters Dell has in the workplace to help everyone achive his or her goals, everything you acquire in skills and knowledge has endless opportunities waiting you while there, as well as taking them with you beyond Dell.

Cons

Inheritance: Though no company is immune to what comes down the proverbial chain to those below, when "trimming the fat" off to make the machine function leaner, it can sometimes result in management retaining a few bad "nuts" when chucking out the bolts that make them necessary. That said, I've experienced some managers who have had great skills, but coupled with bad management appetites. And that, as we know, can lead to problems affecting workplace morale to employees being treated unfairly - this being personally observed and reported, can sometimes negatively impact even the annonymous in an open-door policy sanctioned workplace.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take time to listen and negotiate a plan that can minimize the negatives and maximize the positives of those who are adversely affected by mismanagement. But submit the plan to a higher authority to ensure it can and will truly be carried out.

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    good place to work, but needs some improvements

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    - good place for career development
    - good compensation
    - learn to be "direct"

    Cons

    - inconsistent processes used
    - inconsistent internal tools used
    - top leadership not much in touch with the base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - address the downsides!

    Recommends
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    Comfortably numb

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Account Manager
    Current Employee - Services Account Manager

    I have been working at Dell

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is excellent.
    This is a great company to "earn a living" at. There is not much push from management, or drive from staff, to do anything outside of M-F 8 to 5. If you have hobbies and/or a family, this is tough to beat in terms of time.

    Benefits are decent (more expensive to employee each year).
    Good coverage with many "customizable" options. You can taylor a plan to your needs. It is certainly expensive, but still cheaper than you could find on your own.

    Compensation is fair.
    Seems to be pretty much middle of the road. Have seen similar jobs for more $$ and for less $$. Other similar companies seem to pay about the same.

    Company has done a good job jumping on the green bandwagon with several new initiatives.
    Flexible Work Schedule - Plant a tree - Recycling programs - just to name a few.

    Cons

    A lot of change for change sake vs well thought goals.
    I have never seen a company react in this reckless manner. Senior management expresses a desire and middle management implements change without any thought put into the process. Often times sub-groups of an organization are in direct conflict with each other.

    Current downsizing and "selling off" of company does not provide any sense of job security.
    Employees are the first to be hacked away at when the investors are unhappy.

    Company does not re-invest in it's largest asset - it's employees.
    Business grows 3 times faster than head count. There is a saying amongst the lower ranks that Dell is one of the best at forcing attrition through miserable working conditions - no career pathing, no stability, high stress environment (90% of Dell employees on anti-anxiety prescriptions),lack of AC, outdated equipment, etc., etc.

    Far too many projects that are pushed as policy to pad a managers resume vs solving an actual problem.
    Real problems are rarely addressed in Dell's BPI process. Usually projects are implemented based on what the current senior management "buzz" happens to be at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest - we are not stupid. Many communications feel like presidential speeches - just flat out lies.

    Spend some time in the trenches. Your middle managers are NOT effectively managing up. If you only knew.

    Start taking employee feedback more seriously, or don't ask. If you don't care, we can accept that, but when you "demand" feedback then sweep it under the rug, it's like a kick in the face.

    Doesn't Recommend
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