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Dell Senior Marketing Manager Reviews

Updated April 14, 2017
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  • Work life balance is not a big concern (in 332 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't listening to concerns (in 133 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, wonderful people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consumer Marketing Senior Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Consumer Marketing Senior Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with. We were always encouraged to think outside the box. The senior leadership team led by example. It was the largest company I ever worked for and yet felt like the smallest - it was a true team environment. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Middle management often got in the way. The Executive Director level people I worked for are the reason I left the company. Everyone else - senior executives, vice presidents, directors and below - was fabulous. Not a lot of opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    I think there was one too many layers in the organizational structure. It left the Executive Director level fighting to "prove" their value. Directors could report to VPs and the team would execute better, faster, smarter in a more innovative way.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not for everyone, but can be a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with amazing people and have opportunities to work on interesting projects.

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs and downsizing of groups with increased responsibilities, not all groups are fun to work with, very hard to move up. There is a noticeable lack of female executives at the top tiers.

    Advice to Management

    You say that people are your greatest asset, yet you treat them as expendable resources.

  3. "Positive Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Marketing Operations in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Marketing Operations in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good perks, good salary, good work life balance

    Cons

    Career here is a bit trickier, lot of politics to be promoted, to many layers to get approvals, bureaucracy and people defending their jobs and functions that could affect the work done.

    Dell Response

    Feb 19, 2016 – Candidate and Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for your review and you bring some valid concerns to the table regarding career movement. We are always looking to improve and will take this feedback to our leaders.


  4. "Great Learning Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    In any Business Unit, you are exposed to some very cool solutions! Become a 'student of the game' and learn more on your own to increase your value.

    Cons

    Many managers still need to learn how to manage 'remote' employees.

    Advice to Management

    Push team building guidelines down to the entry-level manager level. Could go a long way in boosting morale and collaboration.


  5. "Dell needs Yes people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used to have great culture and great products.

    Cons

    Not able to transform themselves, Only Lip service to show off the world.
    PC is being sold at 0 or negative margins
    Servers are sold at 5% margins
    Sales sell the server the same way they sell desktops
    Storage and Networking are too small
    Services and Software not growing ..in fact shrinking

    Advice to Management

    Hire and retain the right talent
    Don't hire Yes people


  6. "Dell is OK"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are above average, 5% 401K match, annual bonus. Flexible work at home policies. Strongly values integrity and doing things the right way.

    Cons

    There are no stock options. Dell seems to be always in cost cutting mode. It has typical large company drawbacks like an impersonal electronic HR department.

    Advice to Management

    Employees could use more equity or long term incentives. It would be great to have more visibility in long term goals and direction.


  7. "Senior Product Marketing Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to advance your career and earnings.

    Cons

    Highly political, and a lot of variance across the company. Some groups are great to work in, but every once in a while you land somewhere that is highly dysfunctional.

    Advice to Management

    Management should not work quite so hard to protect their own.

  8. "Tough internal environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A flexible work environment allows you to work from home or really anywhere helps to balance work and personal life. There are a lot of smart and talented people to meet and network with.

    Cons

    The highly competitive nature of Dell drives a lot of frivolous internal politics - more than most companies I've seen. Constant reorganizations are disrupting to building team culture. There's a lot of "hurry up and wait" which breeds unnecessary stress.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough true leaders. Too many managers worried about their personal career rather than taking care of business or their team. A little internal competition is good, but there seems to be too much at Dell.


  9. "Dell software Group"

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

    Pros

    New Group, Great scope for career progression, Work life Balance

    Cons

    Management inertia, Lack of visibility on product development and customer requirement

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation


  10. "Lack of flexibility makes keeping up with trends impossible"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is the only pro. I would have once said: "It looks good on your resume," but having talked with recruiters, many are considering Dell employees (especially long-term employees or "lifers") to be poisoned apples.

    Cons

    Let's move past obvious cons like company culture and the constant turnovers and reorganizations.
    The major con of working at Dell is that it didn't make me (or any of my coworkers) better or more adept in our specific fields or departments. It only served to make me a better Dell employee, while my skillset weakened over time because I wasn't able to exercise it. The only area I improved in while at Dell was project and time management.