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Dell Software Engineer Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  • One must manage their own work/life balance (in 350 reviews)

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

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  1. "Dell-IT"

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    Former Employee - Software Dev Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Dev Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities company wide.

    Cons

    Merger integrations seems to take forever and even they sell them to others.


  2. "Dell bought EMC to get the Storage Revenue?"

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    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK work environment, great benefits, talented people, flexible.

    Cons

    Dell appears to be gutting storage and treating it as a cash cow outsourcing many functions overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about future plans for the storage division.

  3. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good benefits

    Cons

    Too much attention to how people behaves instead of checking productivity


  4. "Experience as Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    laid back workplace, perks,

    Cons

    Poor quality of management,lack of clarity

    Advice to Management

    management should hire capable and people with technical background


  5. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Nashua, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diligent coworkers, organized workforce, good work life balance

    Cons

    I can't say anything bad except cheap management ( not enough time spent on engaging employees)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Apex, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Apex, NC

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

    Pros

    Good team n work. great benefits

    Cons

    So fat everything looks good for me


  7. "Dell"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits.
    Great Work life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Poor work style.

  8. "Senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dell full-time

    Pros

    Very relaxed environment and some good opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Not the most competitive salaries


  9. Helpful (1)

    "DELL EMC current state"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice gym and exercise classes. You can meet some smart people around. Not much presure

    Cons

    Permanent layoffs. Outdated technologies. Pure management. Pure benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Replace all upper management of the former EMC part. Make a strategic decisions and explain them to employee.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good learning opportunity. Big company so plenty of things to do."

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

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

    Pros

    Get to work with latest technology. Big company so easy to move around and keep things interesting. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Company needs to improve hiring process. Too many layoffs. Many old timers who no longer provide any value. Too much office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do acquisitions.