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Dell Product Manager Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  1. "Been with Dell for 9 years"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, great benefits, good culture to promote career

    Cons

    extremely hectic and required to work off hours also.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brand, awesome management.

    Cons

    Not many options for remote employees to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within! Can't tell you how many times I saw good people leave and new people hired to backfill higher positions.


  3. "Good opportunities but less space to grow as professional"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good work environment
    - great benefits
    - collaborative

    Cons

    - doesn't give competitive salary
    - poor top management vision and values


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  5. "Loved the quality of my co-workers and number of career opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    All of my co-workers were very smart, capable, and passionate. There are so many avenues for career growth here. Salaries are generally high.

    Cons

    They will work you really hard. The email volume is really high. This is a place where "Type A" personalities excel. You also must be able to adapt to change, restructuring, role ambiguity, etc... HR policies can be an impediment to career growth - for example if you want to skip to a higher job more than one level above your current job grade or horizontal to a new department HR may not let you do that.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "One of the worst places to work"

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    Former Employee - Global Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Global Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourages work life balance
    Strong brand

    Cons

    No meritocracy. Management talks about it a lot but it is not implemented
    No visibility on career advances. You have to move around in order to get promotion. Its about who you know and not what you do

    Advice to Management

    Remove fiefdoms between departments so people can get cross functional work done
    Stop promoting consultant culture that focuses on marketing what you did instead of actually getting things done
    Provide more visibility to your employees on how they are being ranked and give your managers more control and say on the people they manage


  7. "Product Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dell is a good company that offers lots of career growth within the company.

    Cons

    You will do better with a type A personality, asserting yourself and taking the initiative to learn on your own.


  8. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    --Talented people
    --Great work-life balance
    --Always places the customer first

    Cons

    Can't think of anything unique to Dell-EMC

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Has its pluses and minuses"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, never ending challenges, not too much micro management, global work place, ability to partially work from home

    Cons

    Too many processes, rarely replace talent, too many meetings and often hard to get the people you need to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest and grow your employees, too much red tape to get work done


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Get in line or get out"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good leadership team in the C suite. A large company that will stay around for awhile so it's stable.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. The "Chiefs" don't really do much and get paid. I had a bully of a manager but not all are. It is easier to find a job elsewhere than to move within the company. HR is window dressing and protect the bad managers.

    Advice to Management

    If management ever read this, I doubted. Need a massive reorganization to cut out all duplication of work/tasks/roles. Need to update old processes that is inefficient and ineffective. Make sure you mean what you say and do what you mean.

    Dell Response

    Oct 27, 2016 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your review and rest assured leadership and HR do read these reviews and we appreciate and value your advice to management and comments. Thanks for taking the time to share your ... More


  11. "Flexible - Many Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the marketing organization, there's generally a good amount of work flexibility and there's never a shortage of things to do. As far as the company goes, there are so many roles one could go into that you could realistically spend your entire career because of the opportunities that are available if you seek them out.

    Cons

    There are often limits on career progression in that sense that there are strict guidelines on how soon one can officially move roles or be promoted. While I understand the intent, it is a hindrance more often than not.

    Dell Response

    Aug 10, 2016 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your feedback - we are always looking for ways to improve career growth and progression at the company - your insights are helpful to us as we make updates to our program.