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Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is impacted by all the activities within the program" (in 406 reviews)

  • "no cons I highly recommend this company" (in 163 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Best company I have ever worked for - period"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are encouraged to find what you enjoy within Dell and are given the ability and tool to pursue your passion. Dell truly wants the best and brightest doing work that they enjoy and I have felt nothing but support in my career there.

    Cons

    None that are specific to Dell alone

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support excellence within your workforce. Continue to allow people to move around within the company until they find their passion.

    Dell Response

    Sep 14, 2018 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience! This is a really great feedback and we are glad you feel this way about us.


  2. "Great company and many great teams"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Open culture to interact with people from different background

    Cons

    Outdated system.
    The computer I got was old and slow.

  3. "Flexible working and opportunity to grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Connected workplace, remote working, salary and diversity, opportunity to grow by moving laterally as well as upward

    Cons

    Silos and matrixed org with overlapping roles and responsabilities


  4. "Good work life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Principal Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Software Principal Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance is probably the best thing about working for Dell.

    Cons

    Not a lot of innovation. Big corporate culture. Regular layoffs. Benefits aren’t very good.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work and have a good work/life balance. Not the most challenging place though."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in the server division as a firmware engineer. My management was great, hands-off, and very strongly supported their team members. The work/life balance was awesome in that management allowed you to have your own work style, hours, etc.. There were some very smart people here that are experts in their respective subject matters from whom you can learn a lot. There is a lot of career advancement possibilities here since there are many engineering titles. You definitely get recognized for your work if you make it visible and you will get rewarded for it. Personally, I was very happy with the team environment and the confidence of management to allow their engineers to make his/her own decisions.

    Cons

    There are lot of people with a cruising mentality here. The bar for entry isn't the highest so you won't be surrounded by really smart people. The work is interesting and challenging at first but being a server company, you're not really working on the most cutting edge things. I'd classify Dell as a reactive company vs. an innovations company. There's not a lot of money is invested in R&D. I feel like while engineering has a big presence, the focus is more on making money in sales and marketing. I just didn't feel challenged enough and wasn't fulfilled with the problems that I was solving. There's not as many perks as compared to the tier 1 companies.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a higher bar for entry. There needs to be a way to better motivate some of the longer tenured folks here to perform. Spend more on R&D to attract a higher level of talent.


  6. "Great work for college kids on campus"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Campus Ambassador in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Campus Ambassador in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free laptop
    Flexible hours
    Fair pay

    Cons

    Social media posting
    Quota to fulfillment and ranking along other schools

    Advice to Management

    Great job. They did there best managing a lot of students remotely


  7. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Very challenging, Fair pay, ability to transfer to different orgs

    Cons

    Hard to move up, no ESPP or other equity in the company

  8. "Great place to be"

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    Former Employee - Director in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking, & considerate peers, Technical staff is wicked smart.
    Cutting edge technologies, focus on continual improvement & reinvention.
    Well defined corporate & management culture, great manager support.

    Cons

    Operates on Global Time, so lots of early/late calls & long days.
    Technical ladder needs better granularity at the mid/high range, not just exec.

    Advice to Management

    Take the "Work/Life Balance" messaging from Corporate to heart & "Run the Business" with an eye towards not burning out the best and brightest.


  9. "Interview"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Very organized and great culture

    Cons

    Long hours and that’s all


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Flexible time
    Work from Home option depending on role
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Some positions are too specialize and can hurt future advancements.