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Updated May 22, 2017
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  • Work life balance is not a big concern (in 325 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't listening to concerns (in 130 reviews)

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  1. "EMC to Dell EMC transition has been pretty smooth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in White Plains, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, 401k match, work/life balance, friendly environment, diverse employees.

    Cons

    As in any large company, things will vary significantly depending on what group or project you're working on. I've worked on some great projects and some lousy ones.

    Advice to Management

    The acquisition may have been completed, but integration continues. Continue to communicate with employees on expected upcoming changes as EMC aligns with Dell, especially in terms of benefits changes.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stress factory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineering Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Test Engineering Senior Advisor in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work from home is great.
    You work with a lot of smart people.
    Benefits are excellent.
    This is hard for me. I hate my job.

    Cons

    Very stressful.
    Most directors and VPs are mostly clueless.
    Software development is a chaotic process.
    Always looking to move jobs to India.
    Regular layoffs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cheap company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of mediocre people there so if you are a star, you will shine brightly and get rewarded.

    Cons

    The rewards you get will not be money. Dell is a very cheap company. They do not invest in their employees or morale. It's a turn em and burn em company. If you want to get industry experience and learn a lot, both what to do and what not to do, this is a good place to do a tour of duty. If you don't have time for that, then avoid it. The level of politics and internal competition between teams is insane. But if you decide you don't care, you can phone it in and collect a paycheck for a few years before anyone notices.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees' happiness.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dell full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good work-life balance
    great people to work with
    flexibility to wfh
    lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Employee benefits could be more such as free coffee, snacks


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Proposal Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Proposal Consultant in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Associate Proposal Consultant in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great paid benefits and 3 weeks of paid vacation, 2 weeks of sick day leave.

    Cons

    They low ball on salaries

    Advice to Management

    Education. Almost no managers have any bachelors or masters degrees.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    difficult to survive in the transition of roles to overseas


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't care about engineers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work from Home
    work life Balance

    Cons

    No Space to growth,
    All that is said in the media is coated and you need to know people to get up the ladder.
    Your performances never get apprised.
    All the pros with VCE are gone with EMC, Now comes dell which takes everything.

    Advice to Management

    look for the people(real Engineers) down the chain, Listen to the ideas what they are saying.


  9. "Dell-EMC merger?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Program Manager in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dell has some very knowledgeable people, they were good co-workers.

    Cons

    Dell managers were ruthless after they bought EMC Corporation, the layoffs started soon after the purchase and haven't stopped yet.


  10. "Good benefits and work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work environment

    Cons

    In a team with lots of remote colleagues. Takes too much time for communication.


  11. "Dell Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Great company with leadership and team members that really help if you know how to ask. They have remote positions if thats something you really want to do.

    Cons

    At times you'll have mountains of work and impossible deadlines.


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