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Dell Product Manager Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  • One must manage their own work/life balance (in 353 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't listening to concerns (in 135 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Product Marketing Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work, great work life balance, benefits, friendly and intelligent people, competitive salaries. The company is open to flexible work locations. The company truly invests in developing employees who want to grow personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Some of the disadvantages associated with a large sized company, relatively conservative. If one doesn't move laterally or higher into new roles within the company, salary increases can be very slow.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for the great work! The company should look beyond life as the largest infrastructure vendor on the planet. Hardware is extremely important, but there are big profit pools in cloud, data analytics, security.

    Dell Response

    Nov 3, 2017 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    What great feedback! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us and our readers!


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people here. Family comes first.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "I love Dell...even after 10 years!"

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    Current Employee - Product Line Manager for Display Solutions in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager for Display Solutions in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dell is a wonderful workplace because we value diversity, equality, and scalability from a career perspective.

    Cons

    Old, outdated tools and process but have been improving significantly over the last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage innovation and diversity within your teams.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits flexible scheduling really good environment with friendly smart people you will genuinely like good opportunities if you are patient and wait for them

    Cons

    Upper management just doesn't get it. Lot of folks suffering due to short sightedness from the top. Claiming something is world class and not investing in it doesn't make it world class

    Advice to Management

    Just demanding problems be fixed without proper action and investing in people won't fix problems


  5. Helpful (3)

    "No vision, except outsourcing and layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues in my division -- smart, motivated, quick thinking. More diverse workforce than most Silicon Valley companies.

    Cons

    Look at layoffs.com for a good snapshot of what it's like to work in Dell California, especially after going private and the EMC acquisition. Employees are considered overhead, easily replaceable by engineers in India. Which is crap, because the engineers in India are not responsive and do not produce quality product. You have to micromanage and give direction multiple times to get the work product required.

    There is no roadmap provided to the employees, except the constant drumbeat of do more with less, and reduce operating costs. How is that a vision?

    RE: training. Employees can take all the free training on 1990s software they want. Dell has no clue about agile development.

    There is no career growth path in Santa Clara.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where the market is going! Adapt systems and workflows that are post year 2000!


  6. "Software product manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy commute. Decent colleagues. Challenging work. Good benefits. Is in the industry that I want to have a career in which is a pro.

    Cons

    Requires a great deal of extra work and diligence to accomplish the basic job. Schedules are very demanding often impacted by factors beyond your control.


  7. "Software PM Intern"

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

    I worked at Dell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Interesting projects
    -Opportunity to work with consumer products
    -Good work life balance

    Cons

    -Hard/good work unrecognized
    -Politics/Machiavellian style of coaching
    -Unwilling to see big picture in market

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing young talent, not using them as cheap resources. Successful tech companies see the value and potential in young employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Politics above action"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Rank and file are generally good people

    Cons

    Too many support groups that all think they should be able to dictate the details of the products, endless politics, ineffectual mid-management that stifle innovation

    Advice to Management

    There are too many mid-level managers that get in the way, cut the VP and director staff by at least half, consolidate leadership.


  9. "Been with Dell for 9 years"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    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.