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  • Work/Life balance contingent on manager support (in 327 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't listening to concerns (in 131 reviews)

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  1. "Dell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy to sell, decent products, high volume

    Cons

    Pay is never on time, questionable upper management tactics,

    Advice to Management

    Pay people on time, be transparent


  2. Helpful (1)

    "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Good Pay with bonus, good environment. The have good ethics training, watching videos with interactive tests. Everyone keeps business above board

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations that case work force reductions. There are too many mid level managers that are in meetings all day and not contributing to the bottom line

    Advice to Management

    The executive level has been very busy waving the big pen. Now it's time to get back to the basics and give everyone who survived the workforce reductions a direction forward.

  3. "Inside Sales Rep IV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative IV in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative IV in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Earn lots of money if you put in the time
    Management very hands off

    Cons

    Very unorganized
    Not much to learn from management
    PM did not care about improving product or receiving feedback from sales

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your sales reps, adjust prices to be more competitive in the market, structure the orginization to save time/money, set expectations for promotions


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Get Dell on your resume then get out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -The Dell name looks great on your resume
    -Great 401k plan
    -Work life balance if you have right manager

    Cons

    - Director level and above are aimless.
    - No clear path to move up
    - Horrendous commission percentages. Michael Dell has to find ways to not pay you so he can buy EMC
    - Dell needs their higher margin software to offset loss of core business in hardware. Thus they put huge quotas on everyone's head for very little reward. Definitely on the lower end of OTE in the area.
    -Work life balance if you have the wrong manager

    Advice to Management

    stop lowering your employee's base pay and telling them to make it up in commission. The OTE is a joke for this area based on the quota given


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Think Different Think The Same"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -Good out of College Job
    -Fun Atmoshphere
    -Decent Products
    -Flexible time off

    Cons

    -No Clear Path of Promotion
    -Low Salary
    -Bad Commission Rates
    -No Upper Management Account Ability

    Advice to Management

    -Needs to learn to retain performers


  6. Helpful (2)

    "SE II / Technical Product Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Technical Support in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Technical Support in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    We were a software company that was purchased by Dell, a larger company does at first appear to have more stability. We were exposed to and trained on multiple new products. Functions of team expanded. Better in house opportunities for job growth

    Cons

    Cons were probably associated with the fact that this was an acquisition. After the first year, over two thirds of the original personnel were laid off, they froze our salary, all incentives were removed, and our workload increased five fold.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better plan as to how and why acquisitions occur.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Disaster"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are young, energetic, and fast friends, which is nice to have when shizz hits the fan. Made all the hard stuff easier to handle, and most colleagues were usually down to go out after work or for lunch, which was the only thing I looked forward to each day.

    Cons

    If you like watching your friends and mentors get fired, and if you enjoy constantly worrying if you will be next, then this is the company for you.

    I almost wish I had gotten fired so that I could have taken advantage of the relatively decent severance package, but alas, I just up and left instead.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Manager in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun sales kick off event in Vegas with 5,000 reps and SEs Quarterly quotas instead of monthly like smaller tech companies in the DMV area.

    Cons

    Unless your boss retires, gets promoted, or leaves the company, it is almost impossible to move up from mid-management level positions. Most people in a VP/Director role spent so much time waiting to get into that position, they will do anything just to maintain it.

    Advice to Management

    Try to get more visibility

    Dell Response

    Jan 7, 2016 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    This is really good feedback that we can share with our leadership and HR team. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us.


  9. "Good Company, Good People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Solutions Architect in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Pre-Sales Solutions Architect in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management, People, Benefits, Growth Potential

    Cons

    Compensation, Hard to move internally, Private company means private rules


  10. "Amazing Jobs and Benefits but always looking over"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales, Product Inspection in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales, Product Inspection in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people you work with, great pay. Started with 35k and ended with 40k plus commis.

    Cons

    Always on guard because your position is not secure. When I worked for Dell for Two years; there were 5 layoffs. And the scary part is that they let go some of their very successful managers and ISRs.


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